I have a list that is being returned using ajax that looks like this…
console.log(data); <ul><li>Item 1</li><li>Item 2</li><li>Item 3</li></ul>
I am inserting it into a HTML element like this…
This is working correctly, but I would like to count the number of list items before I output it to the element. I have tried the following but it just gives me the count of characters…
Where am I going wrong? Is there a way to do this before outputting the HTML?
Your data is just a string, so you can use jQuery to turn it into jquery object and then select
li elements from that object and get the length.
const data = '<ul><li>Item 1</li><li>Item 2</li><li>Item 3</li></ul>' const html = $(data); console.log(html.find('li').length) $("#output").html(html);
<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.3.1/jquery.min.js"></script> <div id="output"></div>