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JavaScript AJAX Basics (retiring) AJAX and APIs Call the jQuery $.getJSON method

Jamie Bradley
Jamie Bradley
7,148 Points

AJAX GET method

I'm on stage four of AJAX and APIs and I've tried every variation of the function portion of the AJAX GET method and nothing works. I'm clearly writing something incorrectly, but I have no idea what. This is what I have:

$(document).ready(function() {

  var weatherAPI = 'http://api.openweathermap.org/data/2.5/weather/?jsoncallback=?';
  var data = {
    q : "Portland,OR",
    units : "metric"

 function showWeather(weatherReport) {

  $.getJSON(weatherAPI, data, showWeather);


1 Answer

Dave McFarland
Dave McFarland
Treehouse Teacher

Hi Jamie Bradley

You don't need to add ?jsoncallback=? to the end of the openweathermap URL.

Jamie Bradley
Jamie Bradley
7,148 Points

Ha, no I did not :) Thank you!