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# javascript - Total Price variable limit to 2 decimals using ajax with php

Hello everyone,

I am currently working on a project that involves using AJAX and PHP to calculate the total price of a product. However, I need to limit the total price variable to only two decimal places.

I have successfully implemented the AJAX functionality to retrieve the necessary data from the server and perform the calculations on the client-side using JavaScript. My code is able to calculate the total price correctly, but it sometimes returns a long decimal value.

For example, if the total price is supposed to be \$12.3456, my code currently displays it as \$12.34560000001. I want to limit it to only two decimal places, so it should be displayed as \$12.35. How can I achieve this?

Here is a simplified version of my JavaScript code:

```
function calculateTotal() {
// Retrieve the necessary data from server using AJAX

// Perform the calculations
let total = 0;
// Code to calculate the total price

// Display the total price
let totalPriceElement = document.getElementById("total-price");
totalPriceElement.innerHTML = total.toFixed(2);
}
```

And here is a simplified version of my PHP code:

```
<?php
\$price1 = \$_POST['price1'];
\$price2 = \$_POST['price2'];

// Code to calculate the total price

echo \$totalPrice;
?>
```

I would appreciate any guidance on how to limit the total price variable to only two decimal places using JavaScript and AJAX with PHP. Thank you in advance for your help!

## All Replies

Hey there,

I encountered a similar issue in one of my projects! To limit the total price variable to two decimal places, you can use the JavaScript `toFixed()` method, which rounds the number to the specified decimal places.

Looking at your code, it seems like you're on the right track. In the line `totalPriceElement.innerHTML = total.toFixed(2);`, the `toFixed(2)` part will ensure that the total price is displayed with a maximum of two decimal places.

However, it's important to note that `toFixed()` returns a string, not a number. So, if you need to perform any further calculations with the total price, make sure to convert it back to a number using `parseFloat()` or `Number()`.

Additionally, it's worth checking the data type of `\$totalPrice` in your PHP code. Ensure that it is a number and not a string, to avoid any unexpected issues when performing calculations on the client-side.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions or if there's anything else I can assist you with.

## Related Topics

Hey everyone,

I also encountered a similar situation while working on my project. Although the previous suggestions are great, there's another approach you may consider.

Instead of using the `toFixed()` method or performing mathematical operations, you can use the PHP `number_format()` function to format the total price variable on the server-side before sending it to your AJAX response. This way, the value will arrive already formatted with two decimal places.

Here's an example of how you can modify your PHP code:

```php```<?php
\$price1 = \$_POST['price1'];
\$price2 = \$_POST['price2'];

// Code to calculate the total price

\$totalPrice = number_format(\$totalPrice, 2);

echo \$totalPrice;
?>
``````

The `number_format()` function in PHP allows you to specify the number of decimal places you want to display. In this case, I've set it to 2. The function will automatically round the value as needed.

By formatting the total price on the server-side, you ensure that it is consistently displayed with two decimal places, regardless of any potential JavaScript or mathematical operations on the client-side.

I hope this approach works well for you. Feel free to give it a try and let me know if you have any further questions or need any clarification.

Happy coding!

Hi there,

I faced a similar issue before while working on a project that involved AJAX and PHP. To limit the total price variable to only two decimal places, you can follow a different approach.

Instead of using the `toFixed()` method in JavaScript, you can multiply the total by 100, round it, and then divide it by 100 again to get the desired result. Here's an example that demonstrates this:

```javascript```function calculateTotal() {
// Retrieve the necessary data from server using AJAX

// Perform the calculations
let total = 0;
// Code to calculate the total price

// Limit total to 2 decimals
total = Math.round(total * 100) / 100;

// Display the total price
let totalPriceElement = document.getElementById("total-price");
totalPriceElement.innerHTML = total;
}
``````

By multiplying the total by 100, you effectively move the decimal point two places to the right. Then, using `Math.round()`, you round off the multiplied value. Finally, dividing by 100 puts the decimal point back in the correct position, resulting in the total with only two decimal places.

I found this approach to be helpful in my own project, and it might work for you too. Give it a try and let me know if you have any further questions or need any assistance with it.

Happy coding!