How to use javascript to set security level


I am trying to set the security level by using the name of the level. However, I can only find this info


where 10500 is the ID of the level. I don't want this, I want to set the value by using the name of the level (e.g. Inhouse Level). I tried

AJS.$("#security").val(" Inhouse Level ")

But it doesn't work. Please help.


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Well, id is what should go in the field and so you will have to set it. Maybe you can iterate on the options and find the option value using text before you set it in the security field.

Having said that, id is the safe bet because it will remain the same even if you change the security level name later. Id will change only if you delete the security level and recreate it.

Sorry, I should explain this clearer. What I am doing is I have another script to identify current user's group and based on that set the level to be exactly as the group (e.g. FFX group will have FFX level)

How can I iterate through options in Security field using AJS please?

I tried something like this

<script type="text/javascript">

for (i = 0; i < AJS.$("#security").length; i++) {

if (AJS.$("#security")[i].text = "FFX") {





But it seems it still output the current selected value instead of the real value of FFX level.

Shouldn't you use == during String compare? You can also iterate using jquery:

AJS.$("#security > option").each(function(){
// Do the rest


Thanks for the helps. Have got this working

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