Topic: MDB Select onChange event js error

saburo premium asked 2 years ago

I dynamically create mdb.Select objects, everything works, but a js error is thrown in the console whenever I change the value (=select an option). This happens regardless of the fact that I install an onchange handler or not

Expected behavior No js errors in the console

Actual behavior obscure js error in the console

The code below is rather simple : I setup the DOM elements needed to create a mdb.Select with a number of parameters, In the bottom part I am installing an onChange handler with some debug logging which shows the handler completes successfully and AFTER an error is thrown in the console.

Resources (screenshots, code snippets etc.)

function _mdbSelect(container, id, formContainerId, label, isMandatory, values, onChange, classes) {
classes = classes || "mdmField";
var mdmField = $("<select/>", { class: "select "+classes, "data-mdb-container":"#"+formContainerId, id: "fld_" + id , "data-mdb-filter" : true})
options = { filter: true , displayedLabels : 9, formWhite : true};

$("<label/>", { class: "form-label select-label", text: label }).appendTo(container);
if (isMandatory)
    $("<option/>", { value: "", text: "--- Please Select a Value ---" }).appendTo(mdmField);
else {
    options.clearButton = true;
    $("<option/>", { value: "", text: "--- N.A. ---" }).appendTo(mdmField);
if (Array.isArray(values))
    values.forEach(cval => {
        $("<option/>", { value:, text: cval.description }).appendTo(mdmField);
    Object.keys(values).forEach(cval => {
        $("<option/>", { value: cval, text: values[cval].description }).appendTo(mdmField);
if (mdmField.length == 1) {
    new window.mdb.Select(mdmField[0], options);
    if (onChange) {
        mdmField[0].addEventListener("", (ev) => {
return mdmField;


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Grzegorz Bujański staff answered 2 years ago

Please add all the code with an example of how such a select is created. I prepared a snippet with the code you send above, but this is just a function to create select. It also needs information on how you call this function. If you could complete the snippet I created it would be great

saburo premium commented 2 years ago

Thanks! I finally found the issue... for some fields (I have two types of fields that are displayed as selects) I installed twice the change handler with a $(".mdmField"+addedClass).on("change",() => {..}); this ebcause those second type of fields initially were not mdbSelects... when I changed them into mdbSelects the second change hadnler was not removed and this caused the weird error!

I also updated the code snippets accordingly, just in case

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Specification of the issue

  • ForumUser: Premium
  • Premium support: Yes
  • Technology: MDB Standard
  • MDB Version: MDB5 4.2.0
  • Device: PC
  • Browser: Chrome
  • OS: Win 10
  • Provided sample code: No
  • Provided link: No