How to get result from php to html use ajax?

Asked at 2017-01-11 21:42:21Z
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Updated: It still not work after I add "#".

I am new to ajax. I am practicing to send value to php script ,and get result back.

Right now, I met one issue which I can not show my result in my html page. I tried serves answers online, but I still can not fix this issue.

My index.html take value from the form and send form information to getResult.php.

My getResult.php will do calculation and echo result. How do I display result into index.html?

Hers is html code


    <form name="simIntCal" id="simIntCal" method="post"
        <p id="Amount" >Amount(USD)</p>
        <input id="amount_value" type="text" name="amount_value">

        <p id="annual_rate" >Annual Rate of Interest
        <input id="rate_value" type="text" name="rate_value">

        <p id="time_years" >Time (years)</p>
        <input id="time_value" type="text" name="time">
         <input id="calculate" type="submit" value="Calculate">
    <p id="amount_inteCal" >The Amount (Acount
        + Interest) is</p>
    <input id="result" type="text">

ajax script :

      $('#simIntCal').on('submit', function (e) {


                type: 'post',
                url: 'getResult.php',
                data: $('#simIntCal').serialize(),
                success: function (result) {
                    $("#result").text(result);// display result from getResult.php




//do  some calculation 
    $result=10;//set result to 10 for testing
    echo $result;

3 answers in total

Chip Dean Posted at 2017-01-11 21:43:41Z

You are missing the '#' in front of your css selector for result.

$("result").text(result);// display result from cal.php

Should be

$("#result").text(result);// display result from cal.php

Dillon Burnett Posted at 2017-01-11 22:26:12Z


----php start---------     
        echo 'Thank you, '.$_POST['name']; exit();
----php end  ---------
<script src=""></script> 
function test(){
    var formDATA = {'name': $('#input_name').val()}
        type: 'POST',
        url: 'index.php',
        data: formDATA,
        success: function(response){
<input id="input_name" type="text" value="">
<button onclick="test();">Test Ajax</button>
<div id="result"></div>

Try something simple, this is a very basic version of ajax and php all in one page. Since the button triggers the function you don't even need a form (doesn't mean you shouldn't use one). But i left it simple so you could follow everything.

Sorry when i added php open and closing tags it didn't show up as code. Also don't forget to include your jquery resources.

Lucha Laura Hardie Posted at 2017-01-12 21:37:47Z

In your html file where you want the result to display, you probably want to be using a div.

Currently your code is using an input field:

<input id="result" type="text">

And what you probably want is something like this:

<div id="result"></div>

Unless you were intending to have the result show up in an input field inside your form, and in that case, the input field isn't actually inside your form code.

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