How do I know in the JS controller which radio button option is selected. I tried the below code for which I see "undefined" in console log

<span class="slds-radio">
    <input type="radio" aura:id = "nameRadioAuraId" id="nameRadioId" name="options" checked = "Checked" onclick="{!c.handleRadioClick}" />
    <label class="slds-radio__label" for="nameRadioId">
        <span class="slds-radio--faux"></span>
        <span class="slds-form-element__label">First/Last Name</span>
<span class="slds-radio">
    <input type="radio" aura:id = "tokenRadioAuraId" value = "tkn" id="tokenRadioId" name="options" onclick="{!c.handleRadioClick}"/>
    <label class="slds-radio__label" for="tokenRadioId">
        <span class="slds-radio--faux"></span>
        <span class="slds-form-element__label">Token</span>

var selectedRadioOption = component.find("tokenRadioAuraId");
console.log("val1 = "+selectedRadioOption);
console.log("val1 = "+selectedRadioOption.get("v.selected"));

I tried. v.value, v.selected, v.checked none of them seem to be working. Can some point me in the right direction? Thanks!


I have had to use the following:

var opts = document.querySelector('input[name="options"]:checked').value;

for my radios

  • Saved my day!!! – Arnold Jr. Feb 13 '18 at 17:55
  • Hey Eric, above JS worked well for me, but I had an issue within the Lightning for Outlook. Here is my post. My implementation shouldn't be wrong, but it doesn't seemed to be working well. – Arnold Jr. Feb 13 '18 at 21:54

Try with event.target.value in controller

    console.log("val1 = "+event.target.value);

By using button click you may use Id to get value

   buttonclick : function(component,event,helper){
        var selectedRadioOption = document.getElementById("tokenRadioId").value;

Or you can get value from button click using

In component you may use

 <ui:inputRadio aura:id = "tokenRadioAuraId" value = "tkn" name="options" click="{!c.handleRadioClick}"/>

In controller

 buttonclick : function(component,event,helper){
        var selectedRadioOption = component.find("tokenRadioAuraId");
  • This might not work as I need to know which radio button option was selected on button click and not when radio button is selected. – sfdcdev Feb 19 '17 at 6:21
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    I edited the answer as per your requirment – vignesh Feb 19 '17 at 8:04

I ended up doing a "value" attribute that I update in the JS Controller whenever an input radio is selected:

<aura:attribute name="value" type="String" access="global"/>

<input type="radio" name="options" id="nameRadioId" onchange="{!c.updateValue}"/>

And in the JS Controller I just use event.currentTarget.id.

If for whatever reason you can't/don't want to use the id, you can make use of a data-attribute:

<input type="radio" data-value="Whatever value I want" name="options" id="nameRadioId" onchange="{!c.updateValue}"/>

And then get it in your JS Controller with event.currentTarget.dataset.value.

Then whenever you need to know which radio option is selected, just use the "value" attribute of your component.


I found that you get the 'value' directly from event.currentTarget and not through the dataset. You can also get the id and name if required. My function is:

onWhatToUse: function(cmp, evt) {
    var selected = evt.currentTarget.value;
    cmp.set("v.whatToUse", selected);
    //console.log (evt.currentTarget.id);
    //console.log (evt.currentTarget.name);

I wanted the buttons horizontal and used this structure:

<fieldset class="slds-form-element">
                <legend class="slds-form-element__legend slds-form-element__label">Which Location To Use:</legend>
                <div class="slds-form-element__control slds-list_horizontal">
                    <span class="slds-radio">
                        <input type="radio" id="rco" name="locations" checked="true" value="company"  onchange="{!c.onWhatToUse}" />
                        <label class="slds-radio__label" for="rco">
                            <span class="slds-radio_faux"></span>
                            <span class="slds-form-element__label">Use Company</span>
                    <span class="slds-radio">
                        <input type="radio" id="ryou" name="locations" value="you" onchange="{!c.onWhatToUse}"/>
                        <label class="slds-radio__label" for="ryou">
                            <span class="slds-radio_faux"></span>
                            <span class="slds-form-element__label">Use Your Location</span>
                    <span class="slds-radio">
                        <input type="radio" id="rhq" name="locations" value="headquarters"  onchange="{!c.onWhatToUse}"/>
                        <label class="slds-radio__label" for="rhq">
                            <span class="slds-radio_faux"></span>
                            <span class="slds-form-element__label">Use Headquarters</span>

I have an attribute to hold the state:

<aura:attribute name="whatToUse" type="String"/>

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