How can I use jquery ajax to call a PHP function

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I'm using jQuery's $.ajax to call a PHP script. What I want to do is basically put that PHP script inside a function and call the PHP function from javascript.

<?php 
if(isset($_POST['something'] {
    //do something
}
?>

to this

<?php
function test() {
    if(isset($_POST['something'] {
         //do something. 
    }
}
?>

How would i call that function in javascript? 

Aug 27, 2020 in PHP by kartik
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1 answer to this question.

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Hello @kartik,

Use $.ajax to call a server context (or URL, or whatever) to invoke a particular 'action'. What you want is something like:

$.ajax({ url: '/my/site',
         data: {action: 'test'},
         type: 'post',
         success: function(output) {
                      alert(output);
                  }
});

On the server side, the action POST parameter should be read and the corresponding value should point to the method to invoke, e.g.:

if(isset($_POST['action']) && !empty($_POST['action'])) {
    $action = $_POST['action'];
    switch($action) {
        case 'test' : test();break;
        case 'blah' : blah();break;
        // ...etc...
    }
}

Hope it helps!!

Thank You!!

answered Aug 27, 2020 by Niroj
• 82,680 points
I'm trying to do a similar thing to this but the code sample is very confusing as 'test' is used for everything.

What is the syntax if I want to pass variable 'jam' from an AJAX script 'tea' to function 'cream' in file 'butter.php' which returns result 'cake' to 'tea' in the form of a string and then tea uses 'cake' to populate/load a DOM element 'knife"?

Hello,

Can you please paste your code here so that we can help you out?

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