Vue.js, Using V-model To Get Information From V-for

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I have a dropdown box in a modal, that is populated with device objects. I want to show the user only the name value of each device object. It is doing this currently. But when the user selects one of the device names, I want to use v-model to store the _id of the device selected, not the name. I want this because the back end has to do a lot more work if I only have the name, instead of the _id.

Here is the template:

  <card-modal :visible="visible" @ok="buttonOK(selected)" @cancel="buttonCancel" :title="" transition="zoom" :okText="'Add Device'">
    <div class="block">
      <p class="subtitle is-5">Choose a device to add to the app:</p>
      <select v-model="selected">
        <option v-for="device in devices">{{ }}</option>
      <span>Device: {{ selected }}</span>

What is the best way for me to save the entire device object (or just the device._id) instead of just the device name, which is being selected by the user?



You just need to set the value attribute of the option element to be the _id of each object:

  <select v-model="selected">
    <option v-for="device in devices" :value="device._id">{{ }}</option>

By assigning the value attribute, it will make the select element to have this value as the selected one.

See an example:

new Vue({
  el: '#app',
  template: `<div>
  Selected: {{ selected }}
   <select v-model="selected">
      <option v-for="device in devices" :value="device._id">{{ }}</option>
  data() {
    return {
      selected: 1,
      devices: [
        { _id: 1, name: 'Device 1' },
        { _id: 2, name: 'Device 2' },
        { _id: 3, name: 'Device 3' },
<script src=""></script>
<div id="app"></div>