How to set the first option on a select box using jQuery?

I have two HTML select boxes. I need to reset one select box when I make a selection in another.

<select id="name" >
    <option value="">select all</option>
    <option value="1">Text 1</option>
    <option value="2">Text 2</option>
    <option value="3">Text 3</option>
</select>

<select id="name2" >
    <option value="">select all</option>
    <option value="1">Text 1</option>
    <option value="2">Text 2</option>
    <option value="3">Text 3</option>
</select>

When I select an option of the first select (i.e. id="name"), I need to reset the second select to select all; similarly, when I select an option of the second select (i.e. id="name2"), I need to reset the first select to select all.

How can I do that?

Answers:

Answer

Use this if you want to reset the select to the option which has the "selected" attribute. Works similar to the form.reset() inbuilt javascript function to the select.

 $("#name").val($("#name option[selected]").val());
Answer

This helps me a lot.

$(yourSelector).find('select option:eq(0)').prop('selected', true);
Answer

Here is how I got it to work if you just want to get it back to your first option e.g. "Choose an option" "Select_id_wrap" is obviously the div around the select, but I just want to make that clear just in case it has any bearing on how this works. Mine resets to a click function but I'm sure it will work inside of an on change as well...

$("#select_id_wrap").find("select option").prop("selected", false);
Answer

Use the code below. See it working here http://jsfiddle.net/usmanhalalit/3HPz4/

 $(function(){
     $('#name').change(function(){
         $('#name2 option[value=""]').attr('selected','selected');
     });

     $('#name2').change(function(){
         $('#name option[value=""]').attr('selected','selected');
     });
 });
Answer

This can also be used

$('#name2').change(function(){
    $('#name').val('');//You can set the first value of first one if that is not empty
});


$('#name').change(function(){
    $('#name2').val('');
});
Answer

This is the most flexible/reusable way to reset all select boxes in your form.

      var $form = $('form') // Replace with your form selector
      $('select', $form).each(function() {
        $(this).val($(this).prop('defaultSelected'));
      });
Answer

I had a problem using the defaultSelected property in the answer by @Jens Roland in jQuery v1.9.1. A more generic way (with many dependent selects) would be to put a data-default attribute in your dependent selects and then iterate through them when reseting.

<select id="name0" >
    <option value="">reset</option>
    <option value="1">Text 1</option>
    <option value="2">Text 2</option>
    <option value="3">Text 3</option>
</select>

<select id="name1" class="name" data-default="1">
    <option value="">select all</option>
    <option value="1" selected="true">Text 1</option>
    <option value="2">Text 2</option>
    <option value="3">Text 3</option>
</select>

<select id="name2" class="name" data-default="2">
    <option value="">select all</option>
    <option value="1">Text 1</option>
    <option value="2" selected="true">Text 2</option>
    <option value="3">Text 3</option>
</select>

And the javascript...

$('#name0').change(function(){
    if($('#name0').val() == '') {
        $('select.name').each(function(index){
          $(this).val($(this).data('default'))  
        })
    } else {
      $('select.name').val($('#name0').val() );
    }
});

See http://jsfiddle.net/8hvqN/ for a working version of the above.

Answer

I created a new option in the select tag that has a value of empty string ("") and used:

$("form.query").find('select#topic').val("");
Answer

Use jquery for binding onchange event to select but you don't need to create another $(this) jquery object.

$('select[name=name2]').change(function(){
    if (this.value) {
        console.log('option value = ', this.value);
        console.log('option text  = ', this.options[this.selectedIndex].text);

        // Reset selected
        this.selectedIndex = this.defaultSelected;
    }
});
Answer

Use this code to reset all selection fields to the default option, where the attribute selected is defined.

<select id="name1" >
    <option value="1">Text 1</option>
    <option value="2" selected="selected" >Default Text 2</option>
    <option value="3">Text 3</option>
</select>
<select id="name2" >
    <option value="1">Text 1</option>
    <option value="2">Text 2</option>
    <option value="3" selected="selected" >Default Text 3</option>
</select>
<script>
    $('select').each( function() {
        $(this).val( $(this).find("option[selected]").val() );
    });
</script>
Answer

Here is the best solution im using. This will apply for over 1 slectbox

$("select").change(function(){
    var thisval = $(this).val();
    $("select").prop('selectedIndex',0);
    $(this).val(thisval);
})

Answer

Something like this should do the trick: https://jsfiddle.net/TmJCE/898/

$('#name2').change(function(){
    $('#name').prop('selectedIndex',0);
});


$('#name').change(function(){
    $('#name2').prop('selectedIndex',0);
});
Answer

If you just want to reset the select element to it's first position, the simplest way may be:

$('#name2').val('');

To reset all select elements in the document:

$('select').val('')

EDIT: To clarify as per a comment below, this resets the select element to its first blank entry and only if a blank entry exists in the list.

Answer

As pointed out by @PierredeLESPINAY in the comments, my original solution was incorrect - it would reset the dropdown to the topmost option, but only because the undefined return value resolved to index 0.

Here's a correct solution, which takes the selected property into account:

$('#name').change(function(){
    $('#name2').val(function () {
        return $(this).find('option').filter(function () {
            return $(this).prop('defaultSelected');
        }).val();
    });
});

DEMO: http://jsfiddle.net/weg82/257/


Original answer - INCORRECT

In jQuery 1.6+ you need to use the .prop method to get the default selection:

// Resets the name2 dropdown to its default value
$('#name2').val( $('#name2').prop('defaultSelected') );

To make it reset dynamically when the first dropdown changes, use the .change event:

$('#name').change(function(){
  $('#name2').val( $('#name2').prop('defaultSelected') );
});
Answer

Here's how to handle it with a random option element defined as the default value (in this case Text 2 is the default):

<select id="name2" >
   <option value="">select all</option>
   <option value="1">Text 1</option>
   <option value="2" selected="selected">Text 2</option>
   <option value="3">Text 3</option>
</select>
<script>
    $('#name2 option[selected]').prop('selected', true);
</script>
Answer

You can try this:

$( 'select' ).each( function () {
    if ( $( this ).children().length > 0 ) {
        $( $( this ).children()[0] ).attr( 'selected', 'selected' );
        $( this ).change();
    }
} );
Answer

Setting option 1 in the select element can be done by this segment. To visually show it, you have tp add .trigger('change') at the end.

$('#name').removeAttr('selected').find('option:first').attr('selected', 'selected').trigger("change");

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