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How to find inputs with an attribute name starting with specific letter or text using jQuery?

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In this article, we will learn to find input with an attribute name starting with a specific letter or text. This task is implemented using attributeStartWith selector. 

attributeStartWith selector: This selector selects elements that have the specified attribute with a value beginning exactly with a given string. It has two arguments i.e attribute and value.


jQuery( "[attribute^='value']" )
  • attribute: Name of the attribute.
  • value: The value of an attribute (identifier or quoted string).

The attributeStartWith selector can be useful for identifying elements in pages produced by server-side frameworks that produce HTML with systematic element ids.

Example: Finds all inputs with an attribute name that starts with ‘GFG’ and puts the text in them.


<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <script src=
  <h2 style="color:green">GeeksforGeeks</h2>
  <input name="GFGletter">
  <input name="input2">
  <input name="GFGtext">
$( "input[name^='GFG']" ).val( "content here!" );



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Last Updated : 02 Jan, 2023
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