How to Change the selected value of a drop-down list with jQuery

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I have a drop-down list with known values. What I'm trying to do is set the drop down list to a particular value that I know exists using jQuery. Using regular JavaScript, I would do something like:

ddl = document.getElementById("ID of element goes here");
ddl.value = 2; // 2 being the value I want to set it too.

However, I need to do this with jQuery, because I'm using a CSS class for my selector

Here are a few things I've tried:

$("._statusDDL").val(2); // Doesn't find 2 as a value.
$("._statusDDL").children("option").val(2) // Also failed.

How can I do it with jQuery?

Sep 9, 2020 in Java-Script by kartik
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Hello @kartik,

With hidden field you need to use like this:

$("._statusDDL").val(2);
$("._statusDDL").change();

or

$("._statusDDL").val(2).change();

Hope it helps!!

Thank You!!

answered Sep 9, 2020 by Niroj
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