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I am having trouble accessing json values return from an ajax call.

Here is the call:

    type: 'POST',
    data: 'user_id=' + user.user_id + '&user_login='+ user.user_login,
    //dataType: 'json',
    url: 'http://###/user-stats.php',
    success: function(data){
        if(data) {
            //$.mobile.changePage( "#user-home", { transition: "fade"} );
            $('.messages').html("No stats available at this time... Please try again later.");

    error: function(){
        alert('Ajax Login Request ✗');

Here is the PHP:

$myrows['hands_won'] = $wpdb->get_results( "SELECT * FROM wp_winners WHERE user_id=" . $user_id );

if ( $myrows ) 
    //echo('Rows Exist ✓');
    //echo "List of {$meta_key1} posts, sorted by {$meta_key2}";
    foreach ( $myrows as $id ) 
        //echo('MyRows: ' . $myrows[id]);

//echo "Winner ID:" .$myrows[0]->win_id;
//echo "Winner 2 ID:" .$myrows[1]->win_id;

echo json_encode($creds);

It returns a json object like:


I can not seem to access these with the javascript I am using. Any advice is appreciated.

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What happens if you use jQuery() instead of $()? – toscho May 12 '12 at 17:47
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Looks like you want to use something like result = $.parseJSON(data). Then you can access the data with result.win_id, for example.

As an aside, you should sanitize the input to that database query using prepare with something like:

$wpdb->get_results( $wpdb->prepare( "SELECT * FROM wp_winners WHERE user_id=%d", $user_id ) );

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Still not working for me... It seems like result.win_id should be something like result[0].win_id, bc it is multidimensional. appreciate your time. – auz1111 May 12 '12 at 17:07
Yea, you could also use jQuery's $.each to loop through them. When you say it's not working, what does that mean exactly? Can you try logging the result? result = $.parseJSON(data); console.log(result); – Evan May 13 '12 at 15:54
Ok using $.each(data, function(i,item){ var win_id = '<h1>'+item.win_id+'</h1>'; alert(win_id); }); I can see that two rows are returned, which is correct. Unfortunately, the win_id value is still undefined. I just can't figure out the syntax for accessing the variable at this time. – auz1111 May 13 '12 at 18:07
Isn't the syntax what you just described? Inside of the .each loop you can just call item.win_id, and presumable item.user_id and item.game_id as well. As for why it's undefined, that is very hard to say without seeing the rest of your code. Is the $wpdb result undefined? Are there any errors? Make sure you enable WP_DEBUG. If possible, maybe drop the rest of your code into a gist or something to help figure out what else might be the cause. – Evan May 13 '12 at 21:11
Ok, so I fell victim to a few of my own errors and in the end the loop ultimately helped me out. I still can't figure out how to access them outside the loop, but at least I can dump the values out to something I can read. Thanks! – auz1111 May 14 '12 at 2:43

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