Exclude elements with a specific class from jQuery selector with eq() filtering

Here is my selector:

var scrollDestination=-parseInt($('h2:eq('+$(this).parent('li').index()+')').parents('div.sectionwrap').position().top);

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When the user clicks a button, this part of it generates a number:


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This part of it finds the corresponding H2 element:


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All I would like to do is also limit the selector so that elements with class="xyz" are ignored. So for example, get the 3rd instance of an H2 element that doesn't have class="xyz".

I tried adding :not() statements to my selector, but that doesn't seem to combine well with :eq() in the same selector, unless I'm not doing something right.

I would appreciate any advice with this.
Brad BansnerWeb DeveloperAsked:
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Try this:
var scrollDestination=-parseInt($('h2:not(.xyz):eq('+$(this).parent('li').index()+')').parents('div.sectionwrap').position().top);

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Rainer JeschorCommented:
alternative the following should also work:
var curIndex = $(this).parent('li').index();
var scrollDestination=-parseInt($('h2:not(.xyz)').slice(curIndex,curIndex+1).parents('div.sectionwrap').position().top);

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Live sample:

Brad BansnerWeb DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Yes, that worked. Thanks! I was trying something similar, I must have just not had the syntax quite right.
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