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jQuery how to get returned .ajax() element count ?

Posted on 2010-08-18
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My attached code calls a Web Service. I am trying to determine if it returns any elements, if none found I can put out a suitable message.

Please check my code, the .size() keeps returning 0, where am I going wrong with this?

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function fnGetDictDefinition() {



    $.ajaxSetup({ cache: false });



    $.ajax({

      type: "GET",

      url: "http://services.aonaware.com/DictService/DictService.asmx/Define",

      data: "word=" + $("#txtWord").val(),

      dataType: "xml",

      success: function(xml) {

        var name = "";

        var word_def = "";

        var buf = "";

        

        var found = $("xml").find("Definition");

        alert(found.size())



        

        $(xml).find("Definition").each(function() {

          name = $("Name", this).text();

          buf += "<b>Dictionary:</b>&nbsp;" + "<label>" + name + "</label>" + "<br />";

          word_def = $("WordDefinition", this).text();

          buf += "<b>Definition:</b>&nbsp;" + word_def + "<br />";

          buf += name + "<hr />";

        });

        $("#sec01").html(buf);

      },

      error: function(xhr, ajaxOptions, thrownError) {

        alert(xhr.status);

        alert(ajaxOptions);

        alert(thrownError);

      }

    });



}

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Remove the double quotes
$("xml").find("Definition");
$(xml).find("Definition");
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Excellent thanks !!
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You're welcome! Thanks for the points!
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