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Build DOM elements from JSON / JQuery

erzoolander asked
Last Modified: 2015-08-17
I've got a JSON string that takes this form...

{"people":[{"name":"person1","description":"This is a brief description of my service.","image":"mandg1.jpg","type":"first","insured":"yes","license":"N\/A","picture":"mandg1.jpg","yearsinbusiness":"8","distance":15},{"name":"person2","description":"This is a brief description of my service.","image":"mandg2.jpg","type":"second","insured":"yes","license":"N\/A","picture":"mandg2.jpg","yearsinbusiness":"8","distance":19}]}

What I'd like to do is, via jQuery, build a group of divs based upon the "people" key...so in the instance above...you'd end up creating 2 elements...and append them to the div id="container".  If there were 50 elements, you'd end up with 50 divs, etc etc etc.

<div id="container">
<div id="person1">
<p>Name: person1</p>
<p>Description: This is a brief description of my service</p>
<div id="person2">
<p>Name: person2</p>
<p>Description: This is a brief description of my service</p>

What would the jQuery syntax for that be?  Thanks in advance!
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