Ryan D Ryan D - 12 days ago 4x
Ajax Question

How can I pass a php variable to an external php file im getting data from with ajax?

I have 2 files, index.php and ajax.php, I am retrieving data from ajax.php to display in index.php via ajax.. I would like to pass the username to ajax.php to use in my sql statement.. How can I achieve this?

index.php -

$profile_user =$_GET['user'];

var load = 0;
var nbr = "<?php echo $nbr;?>";
$(window).scroll (function(){
if($(window).scrollTop() == $(document).height() - $(window).height()){
if(load * 5 > nbr){
$('.messages').text("No more to see..");

$.post("ajax.php", {load:load},function(data){


$profile_user =$_GET['user'];
$sql = "SELECT * FROM images WHERE user = '$profile_user' ORDER BY ID DESC ";

Can I pass the variable in the ajax call?


Add the PHP variable in the AJAX call

$.post("ajax.php", {
  load: load,
  user: '<?php echo $profile_user; ?>'

And change $_GET by $_POST in your ajax.php file, like this

$profile_user = $_POST['user'];