Add Multiple Radio Button Groups in HTML

Subodh Poudel Feb 19, 2023 Jun 15, 2022
Add Multiple Radio Button Groups in HTML

In this article, we will introduce a method to add multiple groups of radio buttons in one form in HTML.

Use the Different Value for the name Attribute for Different Groups of Radio Button in HTML

While working with radio buttons in HTML, sometimes you might need to use multiple groups of radio buttons in a single form. In such a case, selecting a group’s radio button may deselect the other group’s radio button.

To eliminate this problem, the value of the name attribute in the button element of the two groups must be different. It means that for the first group of radio buttons, we should use the same value for the name attribute in all of the radio buttons.

For the second group, the value of the name attribute should be different from the first group, but all the radio buttons in the second group should have the same value.

We can also use the fieldset element to separate the two groups visually. The <fieldset> tag groups the related elements in HTML.

In the example below, we will create two groups of radio buttons. In the first group, the user will be able to select a motorcycle, and in the second group, they will be able to select a car.

For example, create a form using the <form> tag. Then, use the <fieldset> tag for the group of motorcycle radio buttons.

Create a radio button for Honda and set the value motorcycle for the name attribute. Next, create another radio button for Yamaha and again set the value of the name attribute to motorcycle.

After closing the <fieldset> tag, create another fieldset element for car radio buttons. In the car, create radio buttons for Hyundai and Toyota.

Set the name attribute’s value to car for both the buttons. The code example is shown below.

  Select a Motorcyle
  <fieldset id="motorcyle">
    <input type="radio" value="Honda" name="motorcycle">
    <label for="Honda">Honda</label><br>
    <input type="radio" value="Yamaha" name="motorcycle">
    <label for="Yamaha">Yamaha</label><br>

  Select a Car
  <fieldset id="car">
    <input type="radio" value="Hyundai" name="car">
    <label for="hyundai">Hyundai</label><br>
    <input type="radio" value="Toyota" name="car">
    <label for="toyota">Toyota</label><br>

Thus, we can select each motorcycle and car from the two groups of a radio button. The fieldset element creates a border around each group.

This way, we can add two groups of radio buttons in a single form in HTML.

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Subodh is a proactive software engineer, specialized in fintech industry and a writer who loves to express his software development learnings and set of skills through blogs and articles.