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Replace text inside td using jQuery having td containing other elements

Posted by: admin November 30, 2017 Leave a comment

Questions:

My table is as follows:

<table id='demoTable'>
   <tr>
       <td>8: Tap on APN and Enter <B>www</B>.
           <INPUT id=h150000000000000109743 class=hid value="test value" type=hidden>
           <INPUT id=h250000000000000109743 class=hid1 value="26,222,98,10,50000000000000109744,T,~25,221,99,10,,T,www" type="hidden">
       </td>
   </tr>
</table>

I want to change the text only 8: Tap on APN and Enter <B>www</B>.

without affecting the hidden fields

I am trying jQuery but not finding the solution

function changeText() {
    $("#demoTable td").each(function () {
        for (var i = 0; i < $(this).children.length; i++) {
            alert($(this).children(i).val());
        }
        // alert($(this).html());
        // $(this).text("hello");
        // alert($(this).html());
    });
}
Answers:

Using text nodes in jquery is a particularly delicate endeavour and most operations are made to skip them altogether.

Instead of going through the trouble of carefully avoiding the wrong nodes, why not just wrap whatever you need to replace inside a <span> for instance:

<td><span class="replaceme">8: Tap on APN and Enter <B>www</B>.</span></td>

Then:

$('.replaceme').html('Whatever <b>HTML</b> you want here.');

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Answers:
$('#demoTable td').contents().each(function() {
    if (this.nodeType === 3) {
        this.textContent
        ? this.textContent = 'The text has been '
        : this.innerText  = 'The text has been '
    } else {
        this.innerHTML = 'changed';
        return false;
    }
})

http://jsfiddle.net/YSAjU/

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Answers:

Remove the textnode, and replace the <b> tag with whatever you need without ever touching the inputs :

$('#demoTable').find('tr > td').contents().filter(function() {
    return this.nodeType===3;
}).remove().end().end()
  .find('b').replaceWith($('<span />', {text: 'Hello Kitty'}));

FIDDLE

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How about:

function changeText() {
    $("#demoTable td").each(function () {
       $(this).html().replace("8: Tap on APN and Enter <B>www</B>", "");
    }
}

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Wrap your to be deleted contents within a ptag, then you can do something like this:

$(function(){
  $("td").click(function(){ console.log($("td").find("p"));
    $("td").find("p").remove();    });
});

FIDDLE DEMO: http://jsfiddle.net/y3p2F/

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A bit late to the party, but JQuery change inner text but preserve html has at least one approach not mentioned here:

var $td = $("#demoTable td");
$td.html($td.html().replace('Tap on APN and Enter', 'new text'));

Without fixing the text, you could use (snother)[https://stackoverflow.com/a/37828788/1587329]:

var $a = $('#demoTable td');
var inner = '';
$a.children.html().each(function() {
    inner = inner + this.outerHTML;
});
$a.html('New text' + inner);