AJAX get() Method

Definition and Usage

The $.get() method loads data from the server using a HTTP GET request.


Send an HTTP GET request to a page and get a result back:

$.get(“demo_test.asp”function(data, status){
alert(“Data: “ + data + “\nStatus: “ + status);

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Request “test.php”, but ignore return results:


Request “test.php” and send some additional data along with the request (ignore return results):

$.get(“test.php”, { name:”Donald”, town:”Ducktown” });

Request “test.php” and pass arrays of data to the server (ignore return results):

$.get(“test.php”, { ‘colors[]’ : [“Red”,”Green”,”Blue”] });

Request “test.php” and alert the result of the request:

$.get(“test.php”, function(data){
alert(“Data: ” + data);


Parameter Description
URL Required. Specifies the URL you wish to request
data Optional. Specifies data to send to the server along with the request
function(data,status,xhr) Optional. Specifies a function to run if the request succeeds
Additional parameters:

  • data – contains the resulting data from the request
  • status – contains the status of the request (“success”, “notmodified”, “error”, “timeout”, or “parsererror”)
  • xhr – contains the XMLHttpRequest object
dataType Optional. Specifies the data type expected of the server response.
By default jQuery performs an automatic guess.
Possible types:

  • “xml” – An XML document
  • “html” – HTML as plain text
  • “text” – A plain text string
  • “script” – Runs the response as JavaScript, and returns it as plain text
  • “json” – Runs the response as JSON, and returns a JavaScript object
  • “jsonp” – Loads in a JSON block using JSONP. Will add an “?callback=?” to the URL to specify the callback


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