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jQuery | removeData() with Examples

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The removeData() is an inbuilt method in jQuery which is used to remove those data which are previously set with the data() method.


Here “selector” is the selected element whose previously set data get removed.
Parameter: It accepts an optional parameter “args” which specifies the name of the data to remove for the selected element.
Return Value : It returns the selected element with removed data.

jQuery code to show the working of removeData() method:

Code #1:
In the below code, the data get removed by removeData() method set by the data() method.

        <!-- working of remove data method -->
        $(document).ready(function() {
            <!-- click here to add data to div element -->
            $("#b1").click(function() {
                $("div").data("greeting", "Hello Everyone !");
                alert("GeeksforGeeks says : " + $("div").
            <!-- click here to remove data from div element -->
            $("#b2").click(function() {
                alert("Greeting is: " + $("div").
        #b2 {
            padding: 10px;
            margin: 20px;
            background-color: green;
    <button id="b1">Click here to add data to 
                     div element</button>
    <button id="b2">Click here to Remove data 
                    from div element</button>

After attaching the data-

After removing the data-

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Last Updated : 13 Feb, 2019
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