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 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>
<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.

function getId()
  var parentElement = document.getElementById("child").parentElement;
  var id =;
  alert('ID: ' + id);    

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.


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