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jquery - AJAX: how to compare variable in ajax from php data success or error message

Hey everyone,

I am currently working on a project where I'm using jQuery and AJAX to retrieve data from a PHP script. I have successfully implemented the AJAX call, but I'm facing a dilemma regarding how to compare a variable in the AJAX response.

Basically, I want to check whether the data returned from the PHP script indicates a success or an error message. I'm unsure of the best approach to achieve this.

If any of you have experience with this, I'd greatly appreciate your help. How can I compare a specific variable in the AJAX response to determine if it contains a success or error message?

Thank you in advance for your assistance!

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dbahringer

Hey there,

I've faced a similar situation before and here's how I handled it. In my AJAX call, I used the `success` and `error` callbacks to deal with the different responses from the PHP script.

In the `success` callback, you can access the response data and compare the specific variable you are interested in. For example:

javascript
$.ajax({
url: "your_php_script.php",
method: "POST",
success: function(response) {
if (response.variable === "success") {
// Handle success case
} else {
// Handle error case
}
},
error: function(xhr, status, error) {
// Handle AJAX error
}
});


Make sure that your PHP script returns a JSON response for this approach to work properly. For a success message, you can have something like `{'variable': 'success'}` in your PHP script and for an error message, it could be `{'variable': 'error'}`.

This way, you can easily compare the value of the `variable` in the AJAX response to determine whether it's a success or an error message.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions.

halvorson.pierce

Hey buddy,

I've been in a similar situation, and here's how I tackled it. Instead of comparing a specific variable in the AJAX response, I opted for a slightly different approach using HTTP response codes.

In my PHP script, I made use of the `http_response_code()` function to set the appropriate response code based on whether the request was successful or encountered an error. For example:

php
if ($success) {
// Process success logic
http_response_code(200); // OK status code
echo "Success message";
} else {
// Process error logic
http_response_code(400); // Bad Request status code
echo "Error message";
}


Then, in my AJAX call, I utilized the `statusCode` option to handle different response codes. Here's an example:

javascript
$.ajax({
url: "your_php_script.php",
method: "POST",
success: function(data) {
// Process success logic
},
statusCode: {
200: function(data) {
// Success code
},
400: function(data) {
// Error code
}
},
error: function(xhr, status, error) {
// Handle AJAX error
}
});


By using the appropriate HTTP response codes in the PHP script and configuring the `statusCode` option in the AJAX call, you can easily differentiate between success and error scenarios without explicitly comparing a specific variable in the response.

Give it a try and let me know if you have any further questions!

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