I am using JQuery for validating if the check-box is checked or not. If Column-A has some value in it, and the check-box should get checked while saving.(I can keep the code in presave function).

Or if i can get an alert when this checkbox is not checked.

if($("select[title='Platform']").val()!=null) {
    $( '#Feature_x0020_Dependency_6c8e1e07-570a-418a-83c57cee7e963aed_$BooleanField' ).prop( "checked", true );

It shows syntax error for the ID that I have added for checkbox.

  • What all have you written so far? – Taran Goel Nov 24 '15 at 8:55
  • What is your question? – Submits Nov 24 '15 at 8:55
  • The reason you get a syntax error is because you need to escape the special character $. – MickB Sep 7 '16 at 20:13

Try the following:



Try $("[id$=_$BooleanField]").is(":checked") or $("[id$=_BooleanField]").is(":checked")


Please have a look at following for all jQuery selectors:

We used id$ selector which means elements ending with id=value.. Following explains:

  • it shows error 'Error: Syntax error, unrecognized expression: #Feature_x0020_Dependency_6c8e1e07-570a-418a-83c5-7cee7e963aed_$BooleanField(' – KumarV Nov 24 '15 at 9:02
  • check the update – Arsalan Adam Khatri Nov 24 '15 at 9:09
  • Please add some explanation (or link to reference) about those jQuery selectors, newbie users won't have a clue what is going on. – Danny '365CSI' Engelman Nov 24 '15 at 9:13
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    @DannyEngelman added. w3schools would do ? – Arsalan Adam Khatri Nov 24 '15 at 11:11

This should as expected:


where #tdLanguage is ID of the field. For more information, read this article: Accessing Checkbox in SharePoint using JQuery


It works fine with



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