Use JSON in PHP code

<?php
$myObj->name = "John";
$myObj->age = 30;
$myObj->city = "New York";

$myJSON = json_encode($myObj);

echo $myJSON;
?>
{"name":"John","age":30,"city":"New York"}

Use JSON.stringify() to convert the JavaScript object into JSON:

obj = { "table":"customers", "limit":10 };
dbParam = JSON.stringify(obj);
xmlhttp = new XMLHttpRequest();
xmlhttp.onreadystatechange = function() {
    if (this.readyState == 4 && this.status == 200) {
        document.getElementById("demo").innerHTML = this.responseText;
    }
};
xmlhttp.open("GET", "json_demo_db.php?x=" + dbParam, true);
xmlhttp.send();
  • Define an object containing a table property and a limit property.
  • Convert the object into a JSON string.
  • Send a request to the PHP file, with the JSON string as a parameter.
  • Wait until the request returns with the result (as JSON)
  • Display the result received from the PHP file.
<?php
header("Content-Type: application/json; charset=UTF-8");
$obj = json_decode($_GET["x"], false);

$conn = new mysqli("myServer", "myUser", "myPassword", "Northwind");
$result = $conn->query("SELECT name FROM ".$obj->table." LIMIT ".$obj->limit);
$outp = array();
$outp = $result->fetch_all(MYSQLI_ASSOC);

echo json_encode($outp);
?>

PHP Method = POST

When sending data to the server, it is often best to use the HTTP POST method.

obj = { "table":"customers", "limit":10 };
dbParam = JSON.stringify(obj);
xmlhttp = new XMLHttpRequest();
xmlhttp.onreadystatechange = function() {
    if (this.readyState == 4 && this.status == 200) {
        myObj = JSON.parse(this.responseText);
        for (x in myObj) {
            txt += myObj[x].name + "<br>";
        }
        document.getElementById("demo").innerHTML = txt;
    }
};
xmlhttp.open("POST", "json_demo_db_post.php", true);
xmlhttp.setRequestHeader("Content-type", "application/x-www-form-urlencoded");
xmlhttp.send("x=" + dbParam);

Use $_POST instead of $_GET:

<?php
header("Content-Type: application/json; charset=UTF-8");
$obj = json_decode($_POST["x"], false);

$conn = new mysqli("myServer", "myUser", "myPassword", "Northwind");
$result = $conn->query("SELECT name FROM ".$obj->table." LIMIT ".$obj->limit);
$outp = array();
$outp = $result->fetch_all(MYSQLI_ASSOC);

echo json_encode($outp);
?>

 

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