How to retrieve data from JSON file using jQuery and Ajax?

To retrieve data from JSON file using jQuery and Ajax, use the jQuery.getJSON( url, [data], [callback] )
The jQuery.getJSON( url, [data], [callback] ) method loads JSON data from the server using a GET HTTP request.

Here is the description of all the parameters used by this method −

  • url − A string containing the URL to which the request is sent
  • data − This optional parameter represents key/value pairs that will be sent to the server.
  • callback − This optional parameter represents a function to be executed whenever the data is loaded successfully.

Let’s say we have the following JSON content in result.json file −

"name": "John",
"age" : "30",
"sex": "male"

The following is the code snippet showing the usage of this method −


      <title>The jQuery Example</title>
      <script src = ""></script>
         $(document).ready(function() {
               $.getJSON('result.json', function(jd) {
                  $('#stage').html('<p> Name: ' + + '</p>');
                  $('#stage').append('<p>Age : ' + jd.age+ '</p>');
                  $('#stage').append('<p> Sex: ' + '</p>');
      <p>Click on the button to load result.html file:</p>
      <div id = "stage" style = "background-color:#cc0;">
      <input type = "button" id = "driver" value = "Load Data" />

Updated on: 17-Feb-2020

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