I am using an and inside that I have one condition where I am rendering either or based on some condition

<aura:iteration items="{!dr.DataRowList}" var="drl">
<aura:if isTrue="{!drl.FieldValue}">

   <div value="{!v.selectedUsers}" >
      <p id="{!'input-'+index}" data-refid="recordId" data-id="{!dr.DataRowList[0].FieldValue}" data-index="{!index}" href="javascript:void(0);">                                                                                                                  
          <ui:inputCheckbox value="true" click="{!c.onclick}" />                                                                                                                
   <aura:set attribute="else">                                                                                                               
      <p id="{!'output-'+index}" data-refid="recordId" data-id="{!dr.DataRowList[0].FieldValue}" data-index="{!index}">                                                                                                                        
          <ui:outputCheckbox value="true"/>                                                                                                                    

I m trying to access the component by var result = event.currentTarget.getAttribute('data-id') but it throws error that

getAttribute is not a function.

Whereas same thing I am using at different place in component it is working fine but there is no I read about lockerservices that blocks the event.target and event.currentTarget to access it.

Is there any other way to get the "id" of <p> element.

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    The ideal way to do it is to create a component for the elements inside the aura iteration and create an index attribute in that component. This will help you easily get attributes belonging to that instance of iteration.
    – RedDevil
    Dec 26, 2017 at 5:30

3 Answers 3


You should change your onclick function from the ui-input checkBox to the paragraph node itself to get the data-id value, Like this:


<p id="para Id" data-refid="recordId" data-id="data-id value" data-index="data-index value" href="javascript:void(0);" onclick="{!c.onclick}">                                                                                                                  
    <ui:inputCheckbox value="true"/>                                                                                                                


onclick: function(component,event,helper){

Try using event.getSource()

I think if you log


it should give you what you are looking for.


Can you try this one:


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