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I am working on a project where I need to use array values in the getElementById() in javascript. I tried various things, but the code isn't working. Please help me.

I have an array of values like this:

 var examStateArr=["examState1","examState2","examState3","examState4","examState5","examState6","examState7"];

and i use it in getElementById() as:


But this doesnt work.

The code works just fine when I hard code values like document.getElementById("examState1"); but not when i use the array.

str1 is an integer that I pass from a jsp file below:

<%for (int j = 1; j < 8; j++) {%>


<select  name='examCountry<%= j%>' onchange=showExamState(<%= j%>,this.value);>  

<option value="none" selected="selected">SELECT</option>

<% for (i = 0; i < countrySize; i++) {%>

<% country = (String) countryArr.get(i);%>

<option  value=<%= country%>><%= country%></option>

<% }%>



<td id='examState<%= j%>'>

<select name='examState<%= j%>'>  

<option value='none'>Select</option>



Please correct my mistake.

Thank you in advance.

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var examStateArr = ["examState1", "examState2", "examState3", "examState4", "examState5", "examState6"];

for (var i = 0; i < examStateArr.length; i++) {

    document.getElementById(examStateArr[i]).innerHTML = xmlHttp.responseText   


Mistake one done by you

document.getElementById('').value.innerHTML   -- is wrong

document.getElementById('').innerHTML         -- is correct

Edit 2

make sure you call this function after DOM is loaded, try adding your script at the bottom