jQuery.removeData( element [, name ] )Returns: undefined

Description: Remove a previously-stored piece of data.

Note: This is a low-level method, you should probably use .removeData() instead.

The jQuery.removeData() method allows us to remove values that were previously set using jQuery.data(). When called with the name of a key, jQuery.removeData() deletes that particular value; when called with no arguments, all values are removed.


Set a data store for 2 names then remove one of them.

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>jQuery.removeData demo</title>
  div {
    margin: 2px;
    color: blue;
  span {
    color: red;
  <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.5.0.js"></script>
<div>value1 before creation: <span></span></div>
<div>value1 after creation: <span></span></div>
<div>value1 after removal: <span></span></div>
<div>value2 after removal: <span></span></div>
var div = $( "div" )[ 0 ];
$( "span" ).eq( 0 ).text( "" + $( "div" ).data( "test1" ) );
jQuery.data( div, "test1", "VALUE-1" );
jQuery.data( div, "test2", "VALUE-2" );
$( "span" ).eq( 1 ).text( "" + jQuery.data( div, "test1" ) );
jQuery.removeData( div, "test1" );
$( "span" ).eq( 2 ).text( "" + jQuery.data( div, "test1" ) );
$( "span" ).eq( 3 ).text( "" + jQuery.data( div, "test2" ) );


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