jquery selector for id starts with specific text

Use jquery starts with attribute selector

$('[id^=editDialog]')

Alternative solution – 1 (highly recommended)

A cleaner solution is to add a common class to each of the divs & use

$('.commonClass').

But you can use the first one if html markup is not in your hands & cannot change it for some reason.

Alternative solution – 2 (not recommended if n is a large number) (as per @Mihai Stancu’s suggestion)

$('#editDialog-0, #editDialog-1, #editDialog-2,...,#editDialog-n')

Note: If there are 2 or 3 selectors and if the list doesn’t change, this is probably a viable solution but it is not extensible because we have to update the selectors when there is a new ID in town.

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