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jQuery getScript() Method

❮ jQuery AJAX Methods

Example

Get and run a JavaScript using an AJAX request:

$("button").click(function(){
  $.getScript("demo_ajax_script.js");
});
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Definition and Usage

The getScript() method is used to get and execute a JavaScript using an AJAX HTTP GET request.


Syntax

$(selector).getScript(url,success(response,status))

Parameter Description
url Required. Specifies the url to send the request to
success(response,status) Optional. Specifies the function to run if the request succeeds
Additional parameters:
  • response - contains the result data from the request
  • status - contains the status of the request ("success", "notmodified", "error", "timeout", or "parsererror")

❮ jQuery AJAX Methods