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jQuery: Reset Form

Posted on 2012-03-18
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Using jQuery, how can I reset a form?  I can do this using traditional JavaScript but I do not know how to do it with jQuery.  Please test the example below:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<title>Demo</title>

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">

$(document).ready(function() {
 $('#abc').val('');
 $('#xyz').val('555');

 $('p a#reset1').click(function() {
  document.getElementById('myform').reset();
 });
 $('p a#reset2').click(function() {
  $('#myform').reset();
 });

});

</script>
</head>
<body>

<form action="/" method="get" id="myform">
<input name="abc" type="text" value="Hello" id="abc" />
<input name="xyz" type="text" value="" id="xyz" />
</form>

<p><a href="#" id="reset1">Reset Form using JavaScript</a></p>
<p><a href="#" id="reset2">Reset Form using jQuery</a></p>

</body>
</html>

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Question by:hankknight
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by:leakim971
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there's no way with jQuery.

check if you like the following :
 $('p a#reset2').click(function() {
  $('#myform').reset();
 });

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test page : http://jsfiddle.net/wLhkY/2/
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by:hankknight
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$('#myform').reset(); gives me an error!  Is there any way to select the form to be reset using jQuery?
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by:leakim971
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sorry check the test page, I forgot to modify the code snippet :
 $('p a#reset2').click(function() {
  $('#myform')[0].reset();
 });

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Proculopsis earned 250 total points
ID: 37736454
I disagree that there is no way with jQuery.

Take a look at this jsfiddle, as a simple example of what needs to be done.

The main bit of code is:

var reset = [];

$("#myform>input").each(function(index, field) {
    reset.push($(field).clone());
});

$("#reset").click(function() {
    $("#myform>input").each(function(index, field) {
        $(field).replaceWith($(reset[index]).clone());
    });
});

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by:Proculopsis
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There is an even more simpler solution.
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