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How to append from json result

I have a Db class that called trip, which should have more then one participant, I Want to have a button that each time clicked it will generate a new select element that have an <option> list of all his friend. He should be able to choose more then one friend but to the same friend twice.

I have a JsonResult function in my controller (MVC). I have button that when clicked it will add new select with option for each friend. I tried doing this:

$('#participants').append($('<div class="col-md-2"></div>'))
            .append($('<div class="input-group col-md-3"></div>')
        .append($('<span class="input-group-addon"></span>').text("Username"))
        .append($('<select name="userids" id="test" class="form-control"/>')
        .each(r, function (key, value) {
            $(this).append($('<option></option>').text(value.Text).val(value.Value))
        })
        )
        ).append($('<br>'));

Before that function I have those lines of code:

var r;
var ur = '@Url.Action("FetchFriends", "Trip")';
$.getJSON(ur, function (response) {
    if (Object.keys(response).length) {
        r = response;
    }
});

But it won’t work. Anyone have any idea what will work? Thanks!

Answer

You can not use $.each like that. Have a look at the doc: jQuery.each() API Doc Let’s assume your getJSON call actually returns the right data. And you get an array like this

[
  {text: 'Text 1', value: 1 },
  {text: 'Text 2', value: 2 },
  {text: 'Text 3', value: 3 }
];

I would strongly recommend writing some function to append your select and add the options, like so:

function addSelect( $element, addonText, selectName ) {
  let $wrapper = $('<div class="col-md-2"></div>');
  let $group = $('<div class="input-group col-md-3"></div>');
  let $addon = $('<span class="input-group-addon"></span>').text(addonText);
  let $select = $('<select name="'+ selectName +'" id="'+selectName+'" class="form-control"/>');
  $group.append($addon).append($select);
  $wrapper.append($group);
  $element.append($wrapper);
}

and

function addOptions($select, text, value) {
    $select.append($('<option></option>').text(text).val(value))
}

that way you can use these funcions in your getJSON Method like so:

$.getJSON(ur, function (response) {
    if (Object.keys(response).length) {
      $.each(response, function(key, value) {
        addSelect($('#participants), 'username', 'userids');
        let $select = $('#userids');
        addOptions($select, value.text, value.value);
      });
    }
});

Working example:

let r = [
	{text: 'Text 1', value: 1 },
  {text: 'Text 2', value: 2 },
  {text: 'Text 3', value: 3 }
];

function addSelect( $element, addonText, selectName, options ) {
	let $wrapper = $('<div class="col-md-2"></div>');
  let $group = $('<div class="input-group col-md-3"></div>');
  let $addon = $('<span class="input-group-addon"></span>').text(addonText);
  let $select = $('<select name="'+ selectName +'" class="'+selectName+'" class="form-control"/>');
  $group.append($addon).append($select);
  $wrapper.append($group);
  $element.append($wrapper);
  $.each(options, function(key, value) {
  		addOptions($select, value.text, value.value);
  });
}

function addOptions($select, text, value) {
	$select.append($('<option></option>').text(text).val(value))
}

let clicked = 1;

$('#more').on('click', function() {
  let currentId = clicked;
  clicked++;
	addSelect( $('#participants'), 'username ' + currentId, currentId, r );
});
<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.3.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<div id="participants">

</div>
<button id="more">
more
</button>