I figured it out (or at least worked around it). I used document.getElementById(researcher).show; instead of $$(researcher).each(function(element) element.show();

and it works perfectly now.

I am trying to use javascript to only display data from a specific owner. Is there any way I can use the results from a SOQL query as a div id?

Here is a snippet of what I want to do:

<select name="r" id="r" onchange="selectResearcher()">
    <option value="name">Name/option>
    <option value="name1">Name1</option>

div class="output" id="{!less.Lead_Analyst__r.LastName}"

here is the javascript portion of my code:


    function selectResearcher(){ 
        researcher = $F('r'); 
        if(researcher.length > 1) { 



  • I need all the data no matter what user or owner. I have a select list that uses javascript to tell which data should be displayed by getting the div id depending on what selection is made – user3858610 Aug 5 '14 at 18:00
  • Where are you executing that SOQL ? How's your page setup ? Without context and details it's hard to answer your question, could you update it with more info ? Possibilities are using apex tags to create divs, or composte html in JS through javascript remoting, or other options depending on what you're already doing .. – Samuel De Rycke Aug 5 '14 at 18:09

There are a ton of ways to do this, eith via JSRemoting or through an apex:repeat. Either way you can return everything and then use $j(".class"/"#id").hide() if the data tag isnt the right name. Sorta like this, sorry if this isn't super well explained, hopefully it helps.

Try using it in a data tag as such

<apex:repeat value="{!someGetterMethod}" var="LeadName">
    <div class="output" data-aName="{!LeadName.LastName}"> </div>

then from your jquery code, if that is what you are using; you can reference it as such :

(if this is in an Apex:Repeat tag)

$j(".output").each(function(index, value) {

if($j(this).data('aName') == "LastNameOfSomePerson")
$j(this).show(); //or hide();

  • this is almost exactly what I need but I'm using javascript. Thanks for the help – user3858610 Aug 5 '14 at 18:24
  • Can you post more of your code, I'll gladly help more if I can! :) – KidNiki Aug 5 '14 at 18:25

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