user982124 user982124 - 1 month ago 5
Javascript Question

Update Bootstrap Alert Text from AJAX Request Result

I have a simple AJAX request that updates some PHP session variables based on some selections in a table. It fires off an AJAX request when they make their selections. At the moment if there's an error with the AJAX request I'm displaying a generic error message by showing a hidden Bootstrap Alert

<div id="alert_ajax_error" class="alert alert-danger text-center" role="alert" style="display:none">
There was an error updating your selections - please contact the Support Desk

I would now like to change the generic error message (There was an error updating your selections - please contact the Support Desk) to one that shows the error string returned from the AJAX request.

Here's my script:

$(document).ready(function() {
$('button.btn-success').click(function() {
var itemID = $(this).closest('tr').attr('id');
// Create a reference to $(this) here:
$this = $(this);
$.post('updateSelections.php', {
itemID: itemID,
selectionType: 'yes'
}, function(data) {
data = JSON.parse(data);
if (data.error) {
var ajaxError = (data.text);
console.log('something was wrong with the ajax request');
//make alert visible
return; // stop executing this function any further
} else {
console.log('update successful - success add class to table row');
}).fail(function(xhr) {
console.log('ajax request failed');
// no data available in this context
//make alert visible

The ajaxError variable contains the string I would like to use in my alert. Is it possible to somehow use this and insert it into the alert that is displayed?

Med Med

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