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How to Set the Value of an Input Field with JavaScript?

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Sometimes, we’ve to set the value of an input field in our JavaScript code.

In this article, we’ll look at how to set the value of an input field with JavaScript.

Setting the value Property

One way to set the value of an input field with JavaScript is to set the value property of the input element.

For instance, we can write the following HTML:

<input id='mytext'>

Then we can set the value property of the input by writing:

document.getElementById("mytext").value = "My value";

Call the setAttribute Method

Also, we can call the setAttribute method to set the value attribute of the input element.

For instance, we can write:

document.getElementById("mytext").setAttribute('value', 'My value');

We call setAttribute with the attribute name and value to set the value attribute to 'My value' .

Setting the value Property of an Input in a Form

We can also get the input element by using the document.forms object with the name attribute value of the form and the name attribute value of the input element.

For example, we can write the following HTML:

<form name='myForm'>
  <input type='text' name='name' value=''>
</form>

Then we can use it by writing:

document.forms.myForm.name.value = "New value";

The form name value comes first.

Then the name value of the input element comes after it.

document.querySelector

We can use the document.querySelector method to select the input.

For instance, we can write the following HTML:

<input type='text' name='name' value=''>

Then we can write:

document.querySelector('input[name="name"]').value = "New value";

to get the element with querySelector .

We select the input with the name attribute by putting the name key with its value in the square brackets.

Conclusion

We can set the value of an input field with JavaScript by selecting the element.

Then we can set the value attribute by setting the value property or calling setAttribute .

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