jQuery Filter Objects by Data Attribute Value

Sam Deering

How you might use jQuery to filter elements by their data Attribute values. This code snippet grabs all divs that have an id beginning with “proto_” and have a data attribute of “state” with value “open”.

var $el = $('div[id^=proto_]').filter(function()
{
     return ($(this).data("state") == "open")
});
console.log($el);

I’ve done a quick demo in jsfiddle to demonstrate. http://jsfiddle.net/qgwnY/

Optimised Version

Thanks Vlad.

var $el = $('div[id^=proto_]').filter('div[data-state=open]').css('color','red');​

Check this out on jsfiddle.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/vladimir.kharlampidi Vladimir Kharlampidi

    Don’ forget that you can get the same result by using just:
    var $el = $(‘div[data-state=open]‘) ;)