JavaScript Get Id Of Parent Element

In this tutorial we will learn how to Get Id Of Parent Element in JavaScript. HTML DOM getElementById method, parentElement property and id property is used for this purpose.

HTML Code

HTML Code is given below, in this code we have a parent element which is a div and we have a child element which is a paragraph tag. HTML button tag is also used with onclick event which will execute a JavaScript function to return the id of parent element.

<div id="parent">
    <p id="child">I am a Child Element.</p>
</div>    
<button onclick="getId()">Get ID</button>

JavaScript Code

Take a look at the JavaScript code, the HTML DOM getElementById method, parentElement property and id property is used in this code.

<script>
function getId()
{
  var parentElement = document.getElementById("child").parentElement;
  var id = parentElement.id;
  alert('ID: ' + id);    
}
</script>

getElementById() Method

HTML DOM getElementById() Method is used to select or target HTML element by it's id.

In this example it is used to select the child element.

parentElement property

The parentElement property returns the parent element of child element.

id property

The id property sets or returns the id of specific element.

Demo

Video Tutorial

Watch video tutorial on Get Id Of Parent Element using JavaScript.

How to Change Image on Hover with JavaScript How to Disable Button by Class Name in JavaScript How To Change Image Size with JavaScript How to change Image opacity with JavaScript How to Change image src on click with JavaScript How to get the lang attribute value in JavaScript How to Get attribute Value using JavaScript How To Check if Attribute Exists or not with JavaScript How To Count number of links on Page with JavaScript How To Scroll Page to Bottom using JavaScript How To Detect Shift Key Press with JavaScript Change Text Color On Hover with JavaScript Hide and Show div using JavaScript Get Button text with JavaScript Get textarea value with JavaScript Get table row Height with JavaScript Auto Increase width of input field with JavaScript Set Textarea maxLength with JavaScript Set Textarea Value with JavaScript JavaScript Count list items JavaScript set input field value Count Button Clicks with JavaScript Scroll Page to the Top on Click with JavaScript Change id of Element with JavaScript JavaScript Change li Text Color