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How to get text of specific option tag using jQuery?
  • Last Updated : 22 Apr, 2019

In order to select the text of a selected option or any specific option, jQuery allows doing that easily by its specific selectors. The selector is used to select the specific element.

Example: This example selects the text of the specific option(GFG_2) tag.




<!DOCTYPE html>  
<html>  
  
<head
    <title
        Get text of specific option tag
    </title>
      
    <script src=
    </script>
</head
         
<body style = "text-align:center;">  
     
    <h1 style = "color:green;" >  
        GeeksForGeeks  
    </h1>  
   
    <select id='GFG_list'>
        <option value='GFG_1'>GFG_A</option>
        <option value='GFG_2'>GFG_B</option>
        <option value='GFG_3'>GFG_C</option>
    </select>
      
    <br><br>
      
    <button id="GFG_Button" onclick = "getText()">
        getText
    </button
      
    <p id = "GFG_P" style="color:green;font-size:20px;"></p>
      
    <script>
        function getText(){
            var el = document.getElementById("GFG_P");
            el.innerHTML = $("#GFG_list option[value='GFG_2']").text();
        }
    </script
</body>  
  
</html>  

Output:

  • Before clicking on the button:
  • After clicking on the button:

Example: This example selects the text of currently selected option tag.




<!DOCTYPE html>  
<html>  
  
<head
    <title
        Get text of specific option tag
    </title>
      
    <script src=
    </script>
</head
         
<body style = "text-align:center;">  
     
    <h1 style = "color:green;" >  
        GeeksForGeeks  
    </h1>  
   
    <select id='GFG_list'>
        <option value='GFG_1'>GFG_A</option>
        <option value='GFG_2'>GFG_B</option>
        <option value='GFG_3'>GFG_C</option>
    </select>
      
    <br><br>
      
    <button id="GFG_Button" onclick = "getText()">
        getText
    </button
      
    <p id = "GFG_P" style = "color:green; font-size: 20px;"></p>
      
    <script>
        function getText(){
            var el = document.getElementById("GFG_P");
            el.innerHTML = $("#GFG_list option:selected").text();
        }
    </script
</body>  
  
</html

Output:

  • Before clicking on the button:
  • After clicking on the button:



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