TTCG TTCG - 3 months ago 10
Ajax Question

how to catch ajax query post error?

I would like to catch the error and show the appropriate message if the ajax request fails.
My code is like the following, but I could not manage to catch the failure ajax request.

function getAjaxData(id)
$.post("status.ajax.php", {deviceId : id}, function(data){

var tab1;

if (data.length>0) {
tab1 = data;
else {
tab1 = "Error in Ajax";

return tab1;

I found out that, "Error in Ajax" is never executed when the Ajax request failed.
How to handle the ajax error and show the appropriate message if it fails? Thanks very much.


since jQuery 1.5 you can use deffered objects mechanism

$.post('some.php', {name: 'John'})
    .done(function(msg){  })
    .fail(function(xhr, status, error) {
        // error handling

another way is using .ajax

  type: "POST",
  url: "some.php",
  data: "name=John&location=Boston",
  success: function(msg){
        alert( "Data Saved: " + msg );
  error: function(XMLHttpRequest, textStatus, errorThrown) {
     alert("some error");