JQuery to Deselect All Multiple Check Box Values


I have a multi select check box column in SharePoint list and based on some condition I have to deselect all the options selected.

Note: I am customizing the Out of the box SPD designer forms to add and edit items.


To achieve the above functionality, add an input tag under the SharePoint multi select check box tags like below

<SharePoint:FormField runat=”server” id=”ff10{$Pos}” ControlMode=”New” FieldName=”Wiki_x0020_Group” __designer:bind=”{ddwrt:DataBind(‘i’,concat(‘ff10′,$Pos),’Value’,’ValueChanged’,’ID’,ddwrt:EscapeDelims(string(@ID)),’@Wiki_x0020_Group’)}”/>

<SharePoint:FieldDescription runat=”server” id=”ff10description{$Pos}” FieldName=”Wiki_x0020_Group” ControlMode=”New”/>

<input id=”hdnWikiGroup” type=”hidden” value=”ff10{$Pos}” />

Here, we have to set the id value of the SharePoint:FormField tag (that is  ff10{$Pos}) to the value attribute of the input tag.

If we do not have this settings our JQuery function will deselect all the check boxes in the entire form instead of the check box where we are trying to deselect.

Finally place following script in your Java Script wherever you want to deselect options selected by user in the multi select check box column.

var wgId = $(“#hdnWikiGroup”).val();
var cbid=$(‘input[type=checkbox]’).attr(“id”);

Note:When you use this script, give the reference to the following JQuery file


That’s it you are done.

Thank you Gowri who helped me to solve this problem.


About Joseph Velliah
As a SharePoint Developer my professional interests tend to be technical and SharePoint focused. I run a blog at "SP RIDER" where you can expect to read HOW TOs and scenarios that I run into during my day to day job. I hope my posts will give back a little to the community that is helped me.

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