I have a couple of checkboxes which I dynamically create trough an iteration. In want to use these to trigger a function.

My issue is when I select/check 1 checkbox all the others get checked instandly. I want to be able to check and uncheck them individually.


<aura:attribute name="name" type="string" /> 
<aura:attribute name="text" type="string" /> 
<aura:attribute name="value" type="string"/> 
<aura:attribute name="selectedvalues" type="string" />
<aura:attribute name="SelectedCity" type="List[]" />
<aura:attribute name="CheckboxValue" type="Boolean" default="false" />
<aura:attribute name="myBool" type="Boolean" default="false"/>

<aura:iteration var="a" items="{!v.allaccounts}" indexVar="indx">
    <ui:inputCheckbox aura:id="checkbox" value="{!v.CheckboxValue}" text="{!a.BillingCity}" name="{!indx}" label="{!a.BillingCity}" change="{!c.selectoptionvalue}"/>


 var check = event.getSource().set("v.checkbox");
    var SelectedCity = [];
    if(event.getSource().get("v.CheckboxValue") == true){

    if(event.getSource().get("v.CheckboxValue") == false){
        for(var j=0;j<SelectedCity.length;j++){
            if(SelectedCity[j].ids == event.getSource().get("v.name")){
                var index = j;

This is expected; you've bound all the checkboxes to a single value. Instead, you need to create a wrapper, and check/uncheck individual values:

<ui:inputCheckbox aura:id="checkbox" 

From there, to populate your list of selected cities, just build a new list:

selectoptionvalue: function(component, event, helper) {
    component.get("v.allaccounts").filter(account => account.selected)

Edit: Demo application that uses aura:id.

<aura:application extends="force:slds">
    <aura:attribute name="allaccounts" type="List" default="[ { BillingCity: 'Denver' }, { BillingCity: 'Ontario' }, { BillingCity: 'San Francisco' } ]" />
    <aura:attribute name="selectedCities" type="List" default="[]" />

    <aura:iteration var="a" items="{!v.allaccounts}" indexVar="indx">
        <ui:inputCheckbox aura:id="checkbox" 
    <hr />
    Selections: {!join(',',v.selectedCities)}

    selectoptionvalue: function(component, event, helper) {
        var selected = [], checkboxes = component.find("checkbox");
        if(!checkboxes) {   // Find returns zero values when there's no items
            checkboxes = [];
        } else if(!checkboxes.length) { // Find returns a normal object with one item
            checkboxes = [checkboxes];
        .filter(checkbox => checkbox.get("v.value"))    // Get only checked boxes
        .forEach(checkbox => selected.push(checkbox.get("v.label")));   // And get the labels
        component.set("v.selectedCities", selected);    // Set to display
  • Could you explain a little bit further on this as why not binding the aura:id. And how do I output this result directly to the current screen output? – Thomas Jan 28 '18 at 20:57
  • @Thomas If you want to use aura:id, then you'd need to "find" the checkboxes and examine the results. I added a Short, Self Contained, Correct (Compilable), Example for you to look over. – sfdcfox Jan 28 '18 at 21:27
  • I am very very appreciative of your concise explanation. Thanks in a million to explain this. You always take time to explain! THANKS. – Thomas Jan 28 '18 at 21:39
  • @Thomas You're welcome! Glad I could help you out. – sfdcfox Jan 28 '18 at 21:53
  • 1
    @the_phantom It uses a function to filter values in the list. You can read more on the MDN: Array.prototype.filter(). – sfdcfox Jan 28 '18 at 21:58

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