Bootstrap Tab is not working when tab with data-target instead of href

All we need is an easy explanation of the problem, so here it is.

I am developing bootstrap tabs with the use of data-target attribute to match the tab panes instead of using the href attribute, since i am developing angular app(href might spoil my route ).

<ul class="nav nav-tabs" id="myTab">
    <li class="active"><a data-target="home">Home</a></li>
    <li><a data-target="profile">Profile</a></li>
    <li><a data-target="messages">Messages</a></li>
    <li><a data-target="settings">Settings</a></li>

<div class="tab-content">
    <div class="tab-pane active" id="home">...</div>
    <div class="tab-pane" id="profile">...</div>
    <div class="tab-pane" id="messages">...</div>
    <div class="tab-pane" id="settings">...</div>

    jQuery(function () {
        jQuery('#myTab a:last').tab('show')

Please see this fiddle Where i recreated the whole .

I don’t want the bootstrap style to be applied for my tabs, i want only the functionality, i want my styles to applied , is it anyway to stop bootstrap style to be applied?
Please help in this thanks in advance for any help.

How to solve :

I know you bored from this bug, So we are here to help you! Take a deep breath and look at the explanation of your problem. We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first method because it is tested & true method that will 100% work for you.

Method 1

Add data-toggle="tab" attribute in your markup

<a data-target="#home" data-toggle="tab">Home</a>

Js Fiddle Demo

Method 2

try like this :

jQuery(function () {
    jQuery('#myTab a').on('click', function() {

Method 3

As mentioned by @Sachin, you have to specify the data-toggle attribute.
Other than that, make sure you correctly fill in your data-targets. These take jQuery selectors, not element ids, when used with `data-target.(link)

Method 4

If you are using data-toggle="tab" – you can remove your js initialization –

    jQuery(function () {
        jQuery('#myTab a:last').tab('show')

Bootstrap will init tabs automatically.

If you want to init your tabs maually – you can remove data-toggle="tab" from the layout and itin all tabs separately:

$('#myTab a').click(function (e) {

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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