SAK SAK - 3 months ago 15
Javascript Question

Can I access variables from another file?

Is it possible to use a variable in a file called

first.js
inside another file called
second.js
?

first.js
contains a variable called
colorcodes
.

Answer

As Fermin said, a variable in the global scope should be accessible to all scripts loaded after it is declared. You could also use a property of window or (in the global scope) this to get the same effect.

// first.js
var colorCodes = {

  back  : "#fff",
  front : "#888",
  side  : "#369"

};

... in another file ...

// second.js
alert (colorCodes.back); // alerts `#fff`

... in your html file ...

<script type="text/javascript" src="first.js"></script> 
<script type="text/javascript" src="second.js"></script> 
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