javascript – How to create a dialog with “yes” and “no” options?

The Question :

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I am going to make a button to take an action and save the data into a database.

Once the user clicks on the button, I want a JavaScript alert to offer “yes” and “cancel” options. If the user selects “yes”, the data will be inserted into the database, otherwise no action will be taken.

How do I display such a dialog?

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The Answer 1

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You’re probably looking for confirm(), which displays a prompt and returns true or false based on what the user decided:

if (confirm('Are you sure you want to save this thing into the database?')) {
  // Save it!
  console.log('Thing was saved to the database.');
} else {
  // Do nothing!
  console.log('Thing was not saved to the database.');

The Answer 2

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var answer = window.confirm("Save data?");
if (answer) {
    //some code
else {
    //some code

Use window.confirm instead of alert. This is the easiest way to achieve that functionality.

The Answer 3

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How to do this using ‘inline’ JavaScript:

<form action="">
  <input type="text" name="q" />
  <input type="submit" value="Go"
    onclick="return confirm('Are you sure you want to search Google?')"

The Answer 4

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Avoid inline JavaScript – changing the behaviour would mean editing every instance of the code, and it ain’t pretty!

A much cleaner way is to use a data attribute on the element, such as data-confirm="Your message here". My code below supports the following actions, including dynamically-generated elements:

  • a and button clicks
  • form submits
  • option selects


$(document).on('click', ':not(form)[data-confirm]', function(e){

$(document).on('submit', 'form[data-confirm]', function(e){

$(document).on('input', 'select', function(e){
    var msg = $(this).children('option:selected').data('confirm');
    if(msg != undefined &amp;&amp; !confirm(msg)){
        $(this)[0].selectedIndex = 0;


<!-- hyperlink example -->
<a href="" data-confirm="Are you sure you want to load this URL?">Anchor</a>

<!-- button example -->
<button type="button" data-confirm="Are you sure you want to click the button?">Button</button>

<!-- form example -->
<form action="" data-confirm="Are you sure you want to submit the form?">
    <button type="submit">Submit</button>

<!-- select option example -->
    <option>Select an option:</option>
    <option data-confirm="Are you want to select this option?">Here</option>

JSFiddle demo

The Answer 5

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You have to create custome confirmBox,it is not possible to change the buttons in the dialog displayed by the confirm function.

Jquery confirmBox

see this example:

<div id="confirmBox">
    <div class="message"></div>
    <span class="yes">Yes</span>
    <span class="no">No</span>

function doConfirm(msg, yesFn, noFn)
    var confirmBox = $("#confirmBox");

Call it by your code:

doConfirm("Are you sure?", function yes()
}, function no()
    // do nothing

** Pure JavaScript confirmBox**


<div id="id_confrmdiv">confirmation
    <button id="id_truebtn">Yes</button>
    <button id="id_falsebtn">No</button>

<button onclick="doSomething()">submit</button>



function doSomething(){
document.getElementById('id_confrmdiv').style.display="block"; //this is the replace of this line

document.getElementById('id_truebtn').onclick = function(){
   //do your delete operation

document.getElementById('id_falsebtn').onclick = function(){
   return false;


body { font-family: sans-serif; }
    display: none;
    background-color: #eee;
    border-radius: 5px;
    border: 1px solid #aaa;
    position: fixed;
    width: 300px;
    left: 50%;
    margin-left: -150px;
    padding: 6px 8px 8px;
    box-sizing: border-box;
    text-align: center;
#id_confrmdiv button {
    background-color: #ccc;
    display: inline-block;
    border-radius: 3px;
    border: 1px solid #aaa;
    padding: 2px;
    text-align: center;
    width: 80px;
    cursor: pointer;
#id_confrmdiv .button:hover
    background-color: #ddd;
#confirmBox .message
    text-align: left;
    margin-bottom: 8px;

The Answer 6

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This plugin can help you jquery-confirm easy to use

    title: 'Confirm!',
    content: 'Simple confirm!',
    confirm: function(){
    cancel: function(){

The Answer 7

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You can intercept the onSubmit event ising JS. Then call a confirmation alert and then grab the result.

The Answer 8

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Or simply:

<a href="" onclick="return confirm('Are you sure you want to go to that link?');">click me!</a>

The Answer 9

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Another way to do this:

       var r = confirm("Are you sure you want to save now?");

       //cancel clicked : stop button default action 
       if (r === false) {
           return false;

        //action continues, saves in database, no need for more code


The Answer 10

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This a full responsive solution using vanilla javascript :

// Call function when show dialog btn is clicked
document.getElementById("btn-show-dialog").onclick = function(){show_dialog()};
var overlayme = document.getElementById("dialog-container");

function show_dialog() {
 /* A function to show the dialog window */ = "block";

// If confirm btn is clicked , the function confim() is executed
document.getElementById("confirm").onclick = function(){confirm()};
function confirm() {
 /* code executed if confirm is clicked */ = "none";

// If cancel btn is clicked , the function cancel() is executed
document.getElementById("cancel").onclick = function(){cancel()};
function cancel() {
 /* code executed if cancel is clicked */ = "none";
.popup {
  width: 80%;
  padding: 15px;
  left: 0;
  margin-left: 5%;
  border: 1px solid rgb(1,82,73);
  border-radius: 10px;
  color: rgb(1,82,73);
  background: white;
  position: absolute;
  top: 15%;
  box-shadow: 5px 5px 5px #000;
  z-index: 10001;
  font-weight: 700;
  text-align: center;

.overlay {
  position: fixed;
  width: 100%;
  top: 0;
  left: 0;
  right: 0;
  bottom: 0;
  background: rgba(0,0,0,.85);
  z-index: 10000;
  display :none;

@media (min-width: 768px) {
  .popup {
    width: 66.66666666%;
    margin-left: 16.666666%;
@media (min-width: 992px) {
  .popup {
    width: 80%;
    margin-left: 25%;
@media (min-width: 1200px) {
  .popup {
    width: 33.33333%;
    margin-left: 33.33333%;

.dialog-btn {
  color: white;
  font-weight: 700;
  border: 1px solid #44B78B;
  border-radius: 10px;
  height: 30px;
  width: 30%;
.dialog-btn:hover {
  cursor: pointer;
<div id="content_1" class="content_dialog">
    <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Aliquam erat volutpat. Maecenas non tortor nulla, non malesuada velit.</p>
    <p>Aliquam erat volutpat. Maecenas non tortor nulla, non malesuada velit. Nullam felis tellus, tristique nec egestas in, luctus sed diam. Suspendisse potenti.</p>

<button id="btn-show-dialog">Ok</button>

<div class="overlay" id="dialog-container">
  <div class="popup">
    <p>This will be saved. Continue ?</p>
    <div class="text-right">
      <button class="dialog-btn btn-cancel" id="cancel">Cancel</button>
      <button class="dialog-btn btn-primary" id="confirm">Ok</button>

The Answer 11

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xdialog provides a simple API xdialog.confirm(). Code snippet is following. More demos can be found here

document.getElementById('test').addEventListener('click', test);

function test() {
  xdialog.confirm('Are you sure?', function() {
    // do work here if ok/yes selected...'Done!');
  }, {
    style: 'width:420px;font-size:0.8rem;',
    buttons: {
      ok: 'yes text',
      cancel: 'no text'
    oncancel: function() {
<link href="" rel="stylesheet"/>
<script src=""></script>
<button id="test">test</button>

The Answer 12

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The easiest way to ask before action on click is following

<a onclick="return askyesno('Delete this record?');" href="example.php?act=del&amp;del_cs_id=<?php echo $oid; ?>">
<button class="btn btn-md btn-danger">Delete </button>

The Answer 13

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Made super simple, tiny vanilla js confirm dialog with Yes and No buttons.
It’s a pity we can’t customize the native one.

enter image description here

The Answer 14

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document.getElementById("button").addEventListener("click", function(e) {
   var cevap = window.confirm("Satın almak istediğinizden emin misiniz?");
   if (cevap) {

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