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How to return value from ajax success function?

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This alerts me with the value I want:
$.ajax({
	url: 'php-assets/get-misc-results.php',
	success: function(xml){
	    alert($(xml).find('stampDuty').text());
	}
});

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How can I return  the value so I can use it outside the success function?

This seems to  point to the ajax object rather than the value:

stamp =  $.ajax({
	url: 'php-assets/get-misc-results.php',
	success: function(xml){
		return $(xml).find('stampDuty').text();
	}
});

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Question by:duckyfuzz
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by:leakim971
ID: 34140799
use :

stamp = $.ajax({
      url: 'php-assets/get-misc-results.php',
        async: false
}).responseText;
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then :

stamp = $(stamp).find('stampDuty').text();

or directly :

stamp =$($.ajax({
      url: 'php-assets/get-misc-results.php',
        async: false
}).responseText).find('stampDuty').text();
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by:mickey159
ID: 34143497
You want to insert the ajax value to stamp?
so do something like this:
$.ajax({
url: 'php-assets/get-misc-results.php',
async: false
success: function(data){
var stamp=$(data).find('stampDuty').text());
}
});

Good luck!
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by:duckyfuzz
ID: 34148986
That worked perfectly leakim, thank you!
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by:duckyfuzz
ID: 34149009
mickey,

while that does allow me to access the value I want. I believe it's a local variable of the success function. I was looking to have it returned so I can use it outside the function.
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by:leakim971
ID: 34149035
You're welcome! Thanks for the points!
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by:mickey159
ID: 34153601
Oh sorry that I forget it.Thanks for reminding me.
But I am happy to see your problem solved.
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