Is there a way to hide/show a sub/child checkbox group depending if a parent checkbox is checked? I was able to do something similar with a drop down: if a user selects an item in a drop down, another group of forms will go from hidden to shown:

<script src="/SiteAssets/jquery.dataTables.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="/siteassets/jsLib/jquery-3.3.1.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
//able to hide the sub categories...
$(document).ready(function() {
$('nobr:contains("subcat - parent a")').closest('tr').hide();
$('nobr:contains("subcat - parent b")').closest('tr').hide();
$('nobr:contains("subcat - parent c")').closest('tr').hide();
$('nobr:contains("subcat - pet dog")').closest('tr').hide();
$('nobr:contains("subcat - pet cat")').closest('tr').hide();
$('nobr:contains("subcat - pet fish")').closest('tr').hide();

//...but want to enable them if the parent is checked:  the below not working.
    $("input[title='checkbox parent']".checked(function() {
            if ($("input[title='checkbox parent']").val()=="Parent #B")
                $('nobr:contains("subcat - parent a")').closest('tr').hide();
                $('nobr:contains("subcat - parent b")').closest('tr').show();



So basically, I'm looking for something like:
Pet Check Box Group

I select the Dog check box it will expand the sub checkbox group:
Pet Check Box Group
    (Dog Check Box Group)
    +German Sheppard
    +Golden Retriever

Also, the grouping of the child is associate it with the parent. Hopefully that makes sense.

  • I made a change to the code on my original post. The change is based an answer by @mohamed-el-qassas-mvp to a similar post link. The only difference the solution is a drop down selection. I need a solution for a check box solution. The code is able to hide the sub group checkboxes. Now I just need to show based on a parent check box selection.. – adams-j Mar 18 '19 at 22:52

If you have the following scenario:

<input type="checkbox" id="parent1" /> Dog
<div data-parentid="parent1">
    <input type="checkbox" id="child1"> German Sheppard
    <input type="checkbox" id="child2"> Golden Retriever
    <input type="checkbox" id="child3"> Beagle

you could use the change event to display the corresponding sub-checkboxes:

$('[type="checkbox"]').change(function() {
    var shouldBeDisplayed = $(this).prop('checked');
    $('div[data-parentid="' + $(this).attr('id') + '"]').toggle(shouldBeDisplayed);
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  • Hello Steve. Thanks! I made a few tweaks and was able to get it to work. Going to count this as an accepted answer. Thanks again! – adams-j Mar 19 '19 at 15:07

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