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How to Filter or Search HTML with Vanilla Javascript - No JQuery Required

       

The basic approach is to use the document.querySelectorAll to match certain elements, then manually set the display property to 'none' or 'block' (or 'inline-block') to hide or show it. Using the match method allows us to detect whether or not the search term is contained in the element's innerText attribute.

Here is the code

<input type="text" onkeyup="filter(this)"/>

<div class="row">apple</div>
<div class="row">banana</div>
<div class="row">carrot</div>

<script>
function filter(e){
    search = e.value.toLowerCase();
    console.log(e.value)
    document.querySelectorAll('.row').forEach(function(row){
        text = row.innerText.toLowerCase();
        if(text.match(search)){
            row.style.display="block"
        } else {
            row.style.display="none"
        }
    })
}
</script>

Here is a Data URL to see a working example of the approach.

Tagged w/ #javascript #html #vanilla #js

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