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How do i get the selected values from a select 2 that allows multiples

Posted on 2014-12-24
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Hi

The following code worked until multiple was set to true. I presume it worked before because selected value was a single value whereas now it is an array

<!DOCTYPE html>

<html>
    <head>
        <link href="js/select2.css" rel="stylesheet"/>
        <meta charset="UTF-8">
        <title>Select2 tests</title>

    </head>
    <body>
        <script src="js/jquery-1.11.1.min.js"></script>
        <script src="js/select2.js"></script>

<input type='hidden' id='tags' style='width:300px'/>
 <p>Selected IDs: <span id="selectedID"></span></p>
<p>Selected Options: <span id="selectedText"></span></p>       
        <script>
$("#tags").select2({
createSearchChoice:function(term, data) { if ($(data).filter(function() { return this.text.localeCompare(term)===0; }).length===0) {return {id:term, text:term};} },
multiple: true,
data: [{id: 0, text: 'story'},{id: 1, text: 'bug'},{id: 2, text: 'task'}]
});

$("#tags").change(function() {
    //var theID = $(test).val(); // works
    //var theSelection = $(test).filter(':selected').text(); // doesn't work
    var theID = $("#tags").select2('data').id;
    var theSelection = $("#tags").select2('data').text;
    $('#selectedID').text(theID);
    $('#selectedText').text(theSelection);
});
        </script>
    </body>
</html>

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It gives you an array of the selected values, if you want it as json to post to another page then you do

var selections = JSON.stringify($("#tags").select2('data')))

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merry christmas x
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