Quick JQuery syntax issue

Posted on 2013-12-16
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Last Modified: 2013-12-16

I've got a line of Jquery code to find the text value of a selected item in a drop down list:

		var currentId = $(this).attr('id').substring(5);
		if ($('#feeid + currentId option:selected').text() == 'My Fee Is') {

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It doesn't work, however this does:

		var currentId = $(this).attr('id').substring(5);
		if ($('#feeid1 option:selected').text() == 'My Fee Is') {

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So using the '+ currentid' is causing the issue. I have confirmed the currentid has a correct value. How do I code this? I have searched the internet but it's so specific I can't find an answer that helps me.

I am assuming that you can place the '#feeid + currentId' in some parenthesis? I may be totally wrong though. :)

Question by:splanton
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Accepted Solution

Alexandre Simões earned 1200 total points
ID: 39721167
The syntax error should be solved with this:
if ($('#feeid' + currentId + ' option:selected').text() == 'My Fee Is') {

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You weren't concatenating the values correctly.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39721178
Ah! - a bit obvious now I can see the solution - but isn't that always the case?
Many thanks,


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