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How do I find/select my table and rows with jQuery?

Posted on 2014-10-07
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This is my table declaration

<table id="tblMngr" align="center" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="3" width="100%" class="tblMngr">

how do i find it and its rows using jQuery? I've tried:


        $(document).ready(function () {
            $('tblMngr tr').each(function () {
                var cell = $.trim($(this).find('td').text());
                if (cell.length == 0) {
                    console.log('empty');
                    $(this).addClass('nodisplay');
                }
            });
        });

        $(document).ready(function () {
            $("tblMngr tr").each(function () {
                var cell = $.trim($(this).find('td').text());
                if (cell.length == 0) {
                    console.log('empty');
                    $(this).addClass('nodisplay');
                }
            });
        });

        $(document).ready(function () {
            $(".tblMngr tr").each(function () {
                var cell = $.trim($(this).find('td').text());
                if (cell.length == 0) {
                    console.log('empty');
                    $(this).addClass('nodisplay');
                }
            });
        });

        $(document).ready(function () {
            $('.tblMngr tr').each(function () {
                var cell = $.trim($(this).find('td').text());
                if (cell.length == 0) {
                    console.log('empty');
                    $(this).addClass('nodisplay');
                }
            });
        });

        $(document).ready(function () {
            $("[id$=tblMngr]").each(function () {
                var cell = $.trim($(this).find('td').text());
                if (cell.length == 0) {
                    console.log('empty');
                    $(this).addClass('nodisplay');
                }
            });
        });

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Julian Hansen earned 500 total points
ID: 40366581
You can address the <td> elements directly
$(function() {
  $('#tblMngr td').each(function() {
    var text = $(this).text().trim();
    if (text.length == 0) {
      console.log('empty');
      $(this).addClass('nodisplay');
    }
  });
});

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by:käµfm³d 👽
ID: 40366690
Your problem, as julianH demonstrates, is that you are trying to access the table by its id, but you are not using the correct syntax. jQuery uses the # symbol to denote ids. If you include that, as julianH did, then it should find your table.

By the way, the dot is used to locate by class name. So your use of:

$(".tblMngr tr")

...should have worked as well, since you have a class name of "tblMngr" on that table. Not using either a # or a . would mean that you are trying to find an HTML element by name [e.g. $("table") ].
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by:Julian Hansen
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The reason his code does not work is that he is using .find() on the td elements which is returning an array - which he is not iterating over. One solution would have been to do a .each() on the td elements within the row but makes no sense - when you can do it directly against the td's themselves.
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by:leakim971
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Your code look fine for me : http://jsfiddle.net/b6od2hzt/
        $(document).ready(function () {
            $(".tblMngr tr").each(function () {
                var cell = $.trim($(this).find('td').text());
                if (cell.length == 0) {
                    console.log('empty');
                    $(this).addClass('nodisplay');
                }
                else {
                    alert( cell );
                }
            });
        });

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by:mikesExpertExchange
ID: 40392899
Thank you.
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