I know that


will work, but does anyone know if there is a way to do a find by type instead of id? What I am referring to would look similar to

  • I'm pretty sure there's no mechanism for this. You'd want to use aura:id, or even better, using attributes.
    – sfdcfox
    Oct 18, 2017 at 16:38
  • I am afraid that it is possible with any recommended way, I guess it is by design and also due to locker service. For me document.getElementByClassName works sometimes and not!
    – Raul
    Oct 18, 2017 at 16:39
  • Look at this solution, it might help
    – Praveen
    Oct 18, 2017 at 16:42

1 Answer 1


According to this documentation (page 110) this syntax should work:

var checkboxes = component.find({ instancesOf : "ui:inputCheckbox" });
  • 1
    It won't work looks like there's a bug in the framework. Please refer the answer tagged in the comment.
    – Praveen
    Oct 18, 2017 at 17:03
  • Hmm thanks, good to know, just another lightning bug :(
    – itsmebasti
    Oct 18, 2017 at 17:34
  • 1
    Even though this is currently bugged, I will mark this as the answer because this is exactly what I as looking for.
    – rStrunk
    Oct 18, 2017 at 18:10

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .