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Javascript/jQuery returned value

erzoolander asked
Last Modified: 2015-03-09
I'm apparently missing something in the variable scope here.  I want the function checkcampaign("hello"); to return the value obtained via the Ajax .post.

function checkcampaign(uid) {
            var mycampaign = "";
            $.post( "campaigntest.php", { name: uid })
            .done(function( data ) {
                //console.log( data );
               mycampaign = data;
            return( mycampaign );

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In the ".done" portion - it returns the result. Apparently I'm missing something though - because the call console.log(checkcampaign("hello")); yields an empty string.

What is it I'm missing?  :)
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