I have a VisualForce page where I am using SelectList and SelectOption. For example if my SelectOption list contians Option 1 Option 2 Option 3

I need to remove Option 2 on the page by its value not by index. I can add validation in my controller, but I wanted to do it on the page since I plan on reusing the selectlist.

<apex:selectList id="recordTypeSelect" value="{!currentCaseObject.RecordTypeId}"  >
     <apex:selectOptions value="{!newVisaTypesList}" id="visaoptionid"/>                                                                                                                      
  • You can add logic in the controller in the get method of your list
    – Liron C
    Commented Mar 11, 2017 at 14:08
  • Why don't you just build the list without that value in the first place?
    – Adrian Larson
    Commented Mar 11, 2017 at 14:18
  • I am not adding the values in the list manually. They come from a query. They are different for different times. But I want to be able to remove specific values. Not from the controller but from the page
    – Afroz Kazi
    Commented Mar 11, 2017 at 15:13
  • Any reasons behind this kind of design? What are the benefits of doing this, which can be better be maintained at controller Commented Mar 11, 2017 at 17:22
  • If it's action in the page (e.g. pressing button or selecting other value) it can invoke function in the controller that will reset the selection option list similarity to the code I added... . I'm not sure if it's possible only from the page without invoking the controller. Assume anything is possible but you will need to store/populate the values in other way instead of list variable in the controller.
    – Liron C
    Commented Mar 11, 2017 at 17:46

2 Answers 2


So I tried this in the page and it worked.

var x= document.getElementById("page:inputForm:recordTypeSelect");
for (var i=0; i<x.length; i++){
if(x.options[i].text == 'Value to be removed')

You can add logic in the controller in the get method of your list .


public List<SelectOption> newVisaTypesList{
       list<SelectOption> pOptions = new list<SelectOption>();  
        pOptions.add(new SelectOption('1', '1')); 
            pOptions.add(new SelectOption('2', '2')); 
        return pOptions;          
  • I want to do that on page itself without disturbing the controller.
    – Afroz Kazi
    Commented Mar 11, 2017 at 15:12

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