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Can't Increment php variable in javascript loop for draw polygons on google map

Hey everyone,

I've been trying to draw polygons on Google Maps using JavaScript, and I'm having trouble with incrementing a PHP variable within a JavaScript loop. Here's what I've been trying:

I have a PHP variable called `$polygonCount` that I want to increment inside a JavaScript loop. Here's the code:

```php
<?php
$polygonCount = 0; // Initialize the variable
?>

<script>
for (var i = 0; i < someArray.length; i++) {
// Some code here

// Increment the PHP variable
<?php $polygonCount++; ?>

// More code here
}
</script>
```

However, no matter what I try, the `$polygonCount` variable doesn't seem to increment as expected. I've also tried using AJAX to send the value back to PHP, but it's still not working.

Any suggestions on how I can successfully increment a PHP variable within a JavaScript loop? Is there a better approach I should consider?

Thanks in advance for your help!

All Replies

adella.murray

Hey,

I totally understand the frustration you're facing with incrementing a PHP variable within a JavaScript loop. I had a similar issue a while ago, and after some research, I found an alternative approach that worked for me.

Instead of trying to directly increment the PHP variable within the JavaScript loop, I utilized JavaScript to handle the incrementation itself by keeping track of the count within a JavaScript variable. Then, whenever I needed to utilize the incremented value in PHP, I passed it back using AJAX.

Here's a simplified version of what I did:

php
<?php
$polygonCount = 0; // Initialize the variable
?>

<script>
var jsPolygonCount = 0; // Initialize JavaScript variable

for (var i = 0; i < someArray.length; i++) {
// Some code here

// Increment the JavaScript variable
jsPolygonCount++;

// AJAX call to send the incremented value to PHP
$.ajax({
url: 'increment.php', // Replace with your PHP script's URL
type: 'POST',
data: { count: jsPolygonCount }, // Pass the JavaScript count value
success: function(response) {
console.log('JavaScript variable successfully sent to PHP');
},
error: function(xhr, status, error) {
console.log('Error sending JavaScript variable to PHP: ' + error);
}
});

// More code here
}
</script>


Then, in the `increment.php` script, you can retrieve the count value sent through AJAX, and store it as the updated `$polygonCount`:

php
<?php
$polygonCount = $_POST['count'];

// Use the value in PHP as needed
echo 'Received the incremented count in PHP: ' . $polygonCount;
?>


By using JavaScript to handle the incrementation within the loop and passing the value back to PHP with AJAX, I was able to get my desired result. This approach eliminated the need for incrementing a PHP variable directly within the JavaScript loop.

I hope this helps you in finding a suitable solution for your task. Let me know if you have any further questions or concerns!

pcorkery

Hey there,

I faced a similar issue a while back, and after some trial and error, I came up with a solution that worked for me. Instead of directly trying to increment the PHP variable within the JavaScript loop, I used AJAX to send the incremented value back to a PHP script. Here's what worked for me:

In the JavaScript loop, instead of incrementing the PHP variable directly, I made an AJAX call to a separate PHP script that handles the incrementation. Here's a simplified version of the code:

javascript
<script>
for (var i = 0; i < someArray.length; i++) {
// Some code here

// AJAX call to increment the PHP variable
$.ajax({
url: 'increment.php', // Replace with your PHP script's URL
type: 'POST',
data: { count: i }, // Pass the current count as a parameter
success: function(response) {
console.log('PHP variable successfully incremented');
},
error: function(xhr, status, error) {
console.log('Error incrementing PHP variable: ' + error);
}
});

// More code here
}
</script>


And in the `increment.php` script, you can receive the count parameter, increment the `$polygonCount` variable, and store the updated value:

php
<?php
$polygonCount = $_POST['count'];
$polygonCount++; // Increment the count

// Store the updated count in a session variable for further usage
session_start();
$_SESSION['polygonCount'] = $polygonCount;

// Return a success response
echo 'Success';
?>


By using AJAX to communicate with the PHP script, I was able to increment the PHP variable successfully and store the updated value. Remember to start a session in the PHP script if you want to store the incrementation between requests.

I hope this solution helps you with your problem. Let me know if you have any further questions!

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