jQuery post() Method

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Example 1

Load data from the server using a HTTP POST request:

    $.post("demo_test.asp", function(data, status){
        alert("Data: " + data + "\nStatus: " + status);
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Example 2

Change the text of a <div> element using an AJAX POST request:

    var txt = $("input").val();
    $.post("demo_ajax_gethint.asp", {suggest: txt}, function(result){
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Definition and Usage

The $.post() method loads data from the server using a HTTP POST request.



Parameter Description
URL Required. Specifies the url to send the request to
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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