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Posted on 2012-04-09
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Hello Experts,

Here is what i am trying to do.... hopping someone will correct me :-)

TASK:

Check if the text in the second TD (table column) starts with "xyz".


var secondTd = $('td.eq(2)', $(this));
	
        if (secondTd.length == 0)
	return;
		
	   var text = secondTd.text();	
		
		if (text == "xyz") {
		//do something....................		
		} 
                 else {

                        } // do something else

                 }
           

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Question by:Refael
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by:BuggyCoder
ID: 37825370
Assuming that your table is something like this:-
<table id='tblTest'>
        <tr>
            <td>abc</td>
            <td>xyz</td>
            <td>are</td>
        </tr>
    </table>

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Here is the jquery for comparison:-
$('#tblTest tr td:nth-child(2)').text() == "xyz"

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by:Refael
ID: 37825442
Hi BuggyCoder,

that's wrong because you check if the entire TD text string is equal ... and i am after the beginning of the string or if its easier then i can use "contain".

Here is my code again..... if you can just tell me where the problem is:


var secondTd = $('.tdlight:eq(1)', $(this));
		
		if (secondTd.length == 0)
		return;	
			
		var text = secondTd.text();
		
		alert (text);
		
		if ($(this).text() == "2. FLOOR") {
			
		$('#ausblicke-etagen').show()
		}

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BuggyCoder earned 2000 total points
ID: 37825456
here is the code that will check if the text of td starts with xy:-

var txt = $('#tblTest tr td:nth-child(2)').text();
if(txt.indexOf("xy")>=0)
{
//Yes the text starts with xy
};
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Author Closing Comment

by:Refael
ID: 37825508
Great, that's what i was looking for :-)
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