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Ajax get returns an array with objects with multiple values

Hey All,

I'm using ajax to get a bunch of messages. The get call works fine, but I don't know how to get the specific key values from the object in the array. I've used console.log to get the actual array which is here:

Object {results: Array[10]}
results: Array[10]
0: Object
createdAt: "2014-05-22T21:42:03.514Z"
objectId: "3N2xHfYBMh"
text: "What is your sign?"
updatedAt: "2014-05-22T21:42:03.514Z"
username: "Luffy"
__proto__: Object
1: Object
2: Object
3: Object
4: Object
5: Object
6: Object
7: Object
8: Object
9: Object
length: 10

I'm trying to get the username, text, and createdAt fields for each of the objects.

Here is the what I have so far

var myChat = function() {
        url: "https://api.parse.com/1/classes/chats?order=-createdAt",
        type: "Get",
        contentType: "application/json",
        data: JSON.stringify({
           text : "value",
           order: "-createdAt"
           username: "value"
        error : function(data){console.log("error:" + data)
        success: function(response){
        response.forEach(function(data) {

1 Answer

You can get those properties for each object using the dot notation:

data.username; // grabs the username
data.text; // grabs the text
data.createdAt; // grabs createdAt

So the success function could look like this:

success: function(response){
   response.forEach(function(data) {
      $(".messages").append("<li>" + data.username + ":" + data.text + "</li>");