JQuery set Checkbox value from Data Attribute

Hello

I'm trying to build a Jquery if statement that sets the value of a checkbox based on the data attribute of the link clicked.

my link is -

<a href="#" title="Edit" data-category="IT" data-location="portsmouth" data-aid="1" data-temp="Y" data-contract="N" data-perm="N">

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My JQuery so far reads like

			if ($("#Data_Temp").attr('Y')) {
				$('#Availability_Temp').val('Y');
				$('#Availability_Temp').attr('checked', true);
			}
			else{
				$('#Availability_Temp').val('N');				
			}
			if ($("#Data_Contract").attr('Y')) {
				$('#Availability_Contract').val('Y');
				$('#Availability_Contract').attr('checked', true);
			}
			else{
				$('#Availability_Temp').val('N');				
			}
			if ($("#Data_Perm").attr('Y')) {
				$('#Availability_Perm').val('Y');
				$('#Availability_Perm').attr('checked', true);
			}
			else{
				$('#Availability_Temp').val('N');				
			}

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What would be the correct way to do this?

Thank you
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Duy PhamFreelance IT ConsultantCommented:
First, you need to give your link element an id
<a id="editLink" href="#" title="Edit" data-category="IT" data-location="portsmouth" data-aid="1" data-temp="Y" data-contract="N" data-perm="N">..</a>

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And then you can check data attributes of your link element as below
			if ($("#editLink").attr('data-temp') == 'Y') {
				$('#Availability_Temp').val('Y');
				$('#Availability_Temp').attr('checked', true);
			}
			else{
				$('#Availability_Temp').val('N');				
			}
			if ($("#editLink").attr('data-contract') == 'Y') {
				$('#Availability_Contract').val('Y');
				$('#Availability_Contract').attr('checked', true);
			}
			else{
				$('#Availability_Temp').val('N');				
			}
			if ($("#editLink").attr('data-perm') == 'Y') {
				$('#Availability_Perm').val('Y');
				$('#Availability_Perm').attr('checked', true);
			}
			else{
				$('#Availability_Temp').val('N');				
			}

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I'm not sure about your checkbox control since you didn't post it here, but consider to use the same code above for reading data attributes of link element, just in case.
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