I want to extract data from the list and put it in the form using jquery!

I succeeded to know how to import data from "Last Name" and "First Name" of the list into text fields "Last name" and "First name" of the form by

<input type="text" id="lastname"/>

var x="";
x = x + x.get_item('Last_x0020_Name');

I still have problem on select field (Age) and textarea filed (description)

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  • Do you know the id for the Age field? Is the select field (Age) pre-populated or just or just get the options from the list?
    – cubanGuy
    Commented Aug 14, 2014 at 16:34

1 Answer 1


Try this:


<label for="ageList">Age from List</label>
<input type="text" id="ageList" />
<label for="ageForm">Age from Form</label>
<input type="text" id="ageForm" />
<label for="myselect">Age Dropdown</label>
<select id="myselect">
<option value="1">1</option>
<option value="2">2</option>
<option value="3">3</option>


$('#ageList').on('keyup', function () {
var theText = $("#ageList").val().toString();
$('#myselect option[value]').each(function () {
    if ($(this).attr("value") === theText) {
        $(this).attr("selected", "selected");



The HTML code is just for reference, I'm sure yours is totally different. I hope this helps.

  • Thanks. My question now is how to remove a subsrting from a string. For exemple, when i extract data from a textarea , it appears to me the text that i want and also the balise like this div my text div so i want to delete div and div
    – user32312
    Commented Aug 15, 2014 at 8:58
  • If I understand your question correctly, to remove a substring from a string, one option would be to use replace(). check this link
    – cubanGuy
    Commented Aug 15, 2014 at 11:24

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