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jQuery Each - Value of Label for=""

Posted on 2011-09-17
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I'm trying to retrieve the value of the for="" using jQuery's each.  I'm looking for the EventStartMonth and EventEndMonth values.  Am I on the right track or is there a better approach?  Thanks.
	$.each( $( '.input.datetime label[for$=Month]' ) , function( k , v ){
		alert( v.value );
<div class="input datetime">
 <label for="EventStartMonth">Start</label>
	<select name="data[Event][start][month]" id="EventStartMonth"> 
	<option value="01">January</option> 
	<option value="02">February</option> 
	<option value="03">March</option> 
 <label for="EventEndMonth">End</label>
	<select name="data[Event][end][month]" id="EventEndMonth"> 
	<option value="01">January</option> 
	<option value="02">February</option> 
	<option value="03">March</option> 

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Question by:radarhill
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Accepted Solution

FrankoH earned 2000 total points
ID: 36556097

You can simply use $(this) to access the object inside the loop. So you would do something like this:

$.each( $( '.input.datetime label[for$=Month]' ) , function( k , v ){
		alert( $(this).attr("for") );

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Expert Comment

by:Göran Andersson
ID: 36556412
You have got the label elements all right, but the label doesn't have the value so you have to find the select element inside the label:

$.each($('.input.datetime label[for$=Month] select') , function( k , v ){


$.each($('.input.datetime label[for$=Month]') , function( k , v ){

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Author Closing Comment

ID: 36557118
Thanks.  Exactly what I was after.

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