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JavaScript AJAX Basics (retiring) AJAX and APIs Create a callback function

Elizabeth Mawer
Elizabeth Mawer
9,554 Points

Ajax Request

Challenge Task 3 of 3

Finally, to insert the temperature into the div, use jQuery's text() method. You'll need to pass the temperature into this method. The Open Weather Map API returns an object with the property main; that property holds another object with the property "temp". To access the temperature, use dot syntax, like this: weatherReport.main.temp

weather.js
$(document).ready(function() {
  var weatherAPI = 'http://api.openweathermap.org/data/2.5/weather';
  var data = {
    q : "Portland,OR",
    units : "metric"
  };
  function showWeather (weatherReport) {
    $("#temperature").text();

  }
  weatherReport.main.temp
});
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>What's the Weather Like?</title>
  <script src="jquery.js"></script>
  <script src="weather.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
  <div id="main">
    <h1>Current temperature: <span id="temperature"></span>&deg;</h1>
  </div>
</body>
</html>

1 Answer

LaVaughn Haynes
LaVaughn Haynes
12,397 Points

You are close. The temp should go inside the text() method.

$(document).ready(function() {
  var weatherAPI = 'http://api.openweathermap.org/data/2.5/weather';
  var data = {
    q : "Portland,OR",
    units : "metric"
  };

  function showWeather (weatherReport) {
    $("#temperature").text(weatherReport.main.temp);

  }

});
LaVaughn Haynes
LaVaughn Haynes
12,397 Points

You are grabbing the element with the id of "temperature" here:

$("#temperature")

and setting a value for it's text by passing that value to the text method here

.text(someValue);

If you don't supply a value then it will be assumed that you are trying to get the text content of the element instead of set it.

var elementsText = $("#temperature").text();