jQuery Remove Last Option from Select Tag

In this tutorial we will learn how to Remove Last Option from Select tag using jQuery. jQuery last() method or jQuery :last Selector can be used with remove() method to remove or delete the last option of select tag.

jQuery last() method

jQuery last() method returns the last element of the selected HTML element.

In this example last() method is used to select the last option of select tag.

jQuery :last selector

jQuery :last selector also returns the last element inside selected element.

In this example, we can also use :last selector which also targets last option of select tag.

jQuery remove() method

jQuery remove() method removes or deletes the HTML tag or element.

HTML Code

HTML Code is given below, in this code we have a select tag with three options and a button tag.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>jQuery Remove Last Option from Select Tag</title>
<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.5.1.min.js"></script>  
</head>    
<body>
    
<select id="fruits" name="fruits"> 
<option>Apple</option>    
<option>Orange</option>    
<option>Banana</option>  
</select>
<button id="btn">Remove Last Option</button>    
    
<script src="script.js"></script>    
</body>
</html>

JQuery Code

JQuery Code is given below, the code runs on a click of button, this is done using jQuery click() method.

$('#fruits option:last') is used to target last option of select tag.

remove() method then deletes or removes the selected option from select tag.

<script>
$(document).ready(function(){
    $('#btn').click(function(){
     $('#fruits option:last').remove();
    });
});
</script>

Same code with last() method

<script>
$(document).ready(function(){
    $('#btn').click(function(){
     $('#fruits option').last().remove();
    });
});
</script>

Demo

Video Tutorial

Watch video tutorial on How To Remove Last Option of Select tag with jQuery.

Check radio button Dynamically with jQuery Change Background Color on hover with jQuery Hide and Show div using jQuery Get value of input element with jQuery Remove last child of parent element with jQuery Add li tag to the end of list jQuery Delete first row of Table with jQuery Delete last row of Table with jQuery Add first list item using jQuery jQuery Get id of Button jQuery toggle show hide on click Disable Button after Click with jQuery Get Button Text with jQuery jQuery Dynamic li Click Event How To Remove all Spaces in String with jQuery Get Selected file name in jQuery Remove Last Option of Select tag with jQuery Remove First Option from Select tag in jQuery jQuery Capitalize First Letter of String jQuery Check input value length jQuery Count all elements with same Class jQuery Get Checked Radio Button Value By Class jQuery Highlight Text in Div Get Checked Radio Button Value By Name in jQuery Get Checked Radio Button Value By id jQuery