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How to get all checked checkboxes

Posted by: admin November 29, 2017 Leave a comment


I have a set of input checkboxes with same name
and I would like determine which checkboxes have been checked using javascript, how can I achieve that?
I know only how to get all the checkboxes as follows:

var checkboxes = document.getElementsByName('mycheckboxes');

A simple for loop which tests the checked property and appends the checked ones to a separate array. From there, you can process the array of checkboxesChecked further if needed.

// Pass the checkbox name to the function
function getCheckedBoxes(chkboxName) {
  var checkboxes = document.getElementsByName(chkboxName);
  var checkboxesChecked = [];
  // loop over them all
  for (var i=0; i<checkboxes.length; i++) {
     // And stick the checked ones onto an array...
     if (checkboxes[i].checked) {
  // Return the array if it is non-empty, or null
  return checkboxesChecked.length > 0 ? checkboxesChecked : null;

// Call as
var checkedBoxes = getCheckedBoxes("mycheckboxes");


In IE9+, Chrome or Firefox you can do:

var checkedBoxes = document.querySelectorAll('input[name=mycheckboxes]:checked');