Im hoping someone could supply me the proper SHAREPOINT SYNTAX to use in JQUERY code to check what the value of a SHAREPPOIINT CHOICE TYPE field.

I thought I needed to check a checkbox type field so I started with:

 if ($("input[title$='Phone Data Collection']").is(':checked'))

...and looked for a change event with...

 $("input[title$='Phone Data Collection']").click(function()


    //If checkbox is checked then hide the fields

    if (this.checked)

But now that I know it is a SHAREPOINT CHOICE TYPE field I'm a little lost. I'm not returning the SHAREPOINT CHOICE TYPE field value and I don't know who to trigger the SHAREPOINT CHOICE TYPE field change event. Please help...

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    Just because this is in SharePoint, doesn't mean it doesn't behave like normal html/javascript. Because of that fact, the question is not a SharePoint question, but one regarding javascript/jQuery, and is therefore off-topic. Use F12 to bring up developer tools, and you should be able to figure this out yourself.
    – wjervis
    Jun 22 '16 at 18:02

The below will return you the current value of the select field:

$("select[title$='Phone Data Collection']").val()

To put it as part of your logic you would do:

if ( $("select[title$='Phone Data Collection']").val() =='SOME VALUE')
  • Will this capture the event like: $("input[title$='Phone Data Collection']").click(function()
    – John
    Jun 21 '16 at 23:55
  • What I mean is that I'm not triggering that function where I check to see the value of the choice. the function should run when the choice radio button is clicked, right?
    – John
    Jun 22 '16 at 0:02
  • And when I do: alert ('pdc is ' + $("[title='Phone Data Collection']").val()) the value is undefined. Please assist.
    – John
    Jun 22 '16 at 0:18
  • it should be like this $("select[title$='Phone Data Collection']").val() Jun 22 '16 at 9:14
  • Thank you Ankit but I'm still getting undefined for the value. $(document).ready(function() { alert('onload'); alert ('pdc is ' + $("select[title$='Phone Data Collection']").val()) //Hides /Shows Fields on load? if ( $("[title='Phone Data Collection']").val() =='Yes') { alert('inside show for phone');
    – John
    Jun 22 '16 at 14:30

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