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Onchange open URL via select - jQuery


Question

What would be the best way to attach an event so on change of a select option a URL. Store the href in an attr and grab it on change?

2011/12/01
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12/1/2011 10:48:34 PM

Accepted Answer

It is pretty simple, let's see a working example:

<select id="dynamic_select">
  <option value="" selected>Pick a Website</option>
  <option value="http://www.google.com">Google</option>
  <option value="http://www.youtube.com">YouTube</option>
  <option value="https://www.gurustop.net">GuruStop.NET</option>
</select>

<script>
    $(function(){
      // bind change event to select
      $('#dynamic_select').on('change', function () {
          var url = $(this).val(); // get selected value
          if (url) { // require a URL
              window.location = url; // redirect
          }
          return false;
      });
    });
</script>

$(function() {
  // bind change event to select
  $('#dynamic_select').on('change', function() {
    var url = $(this).val(); // get selected value
    if (url) { // require a URL
      window.location = url; // redirect
    }
    return false;
  });
});
<select id="dynamic_select">
  <option value="" selected>Pick a Website</option>
  <option value="http://www.google.com">Google</option>
  <option value="http://www.youtube.com">YouTube</option>
  <option value="https://www.gurustop.net">GuruStop.NET</option>
</select>


<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.1/jquery.min.js"
        ></script>

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Remarks:

  • The question specifies jQuery already. So, I'm keeping other alternatives out of this.
  • In older versions of jQuery (< 1.7), you may want to replace on with bind.
  • This is extracted from JavaScript tips in Meligy’s Web Developers Newsletter.

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2017/01/11
204
1/11/2017 12:50:18 AM


Sorry, but there's to much coding going on here ...

I'll give the simplest one to you for free. I invented it back in 2005, although the javascript source now says it was their staff who came up with it - more than a year later!

Anyway, here it is, no javascript !!!

<!-- Paste this code into the BODY section of your HTML document  -->
<select size="1" name="jumpit" onchange="document.location.href=this.value"> 
<option selected value="">Make a Selection</option>
<option value="http://www.javascriptsource.com/">The JavaScript Source</option>
<option value="http://www.javascript.com">JavaScript.com</option>
<option value="http://www.webdeveloper.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=3">JavaScript Forums</option>
<option value="http://www.scriptsearch.com/">Script Search</option>
<option value="http://www.webreference.com/programming/javascript/diaries/">The JavaScript Diaries</option>
</select> 

Just type in any URL you like, or a relative URL (to the pages location on server), it will always work.

2012/07/22

You can use this simple code snippet using jQuery to redirect from a drop down menu.

<select id="dynamic-select">
    <option value="" selected>Pick a Website</option>
    <option value="http://www.google.com/">Google</option>
    <option value="http://www.youtube.com/">YouTube</option>
    <option value="http://www.stackoverflow.com/">Stack Overflow</option>
</select>

<script>
    $('#dynamic-select').bind('change', function () { // bind change event to select
        var url = $(this).val(); // get selected value
        if (url != '') { // require a URL
            window.location = url; // redirect
        }
        return false;
    });
</script>
2011/03/01

Here's how i'd do it

<select id="urlSelect" onchange="window.location = jQuery('#urlSelect option:selected').val();">
 <option value="http://www.yadayadayada.com">Great Site</option>
 <option value="http://www.stackoverflow.com">Better Site</option>
</select>
2011/03/01

JS Fiddle Example

$('#userNav').change(function() {
window.location = $(':selected',this).attr('href')
});




<select id="userNav">
<option></option>
<option href="http://google.com">Goolge</option>
<option href="http://duckduckgo.com">Go Go duck</option>
</select>

This works for the href in an option that is selected

2011/09/01

Another way:

    <script type="text/javascript">
        function change_url(val) {
            window.location=val;
        }
    </script>            
    <select style="width:130px;" onchange="change_url(this.value);">
            <option value="http://www.url1.com">Option 1</option>
            <option value="http://www.url2.com">Option 2</option>
     </select>
2013/10/10

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