Javascript: using callback functions

Hi there,

I have a function like this:

function GetResourceFunction(path, id, callback);

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I am using it like this: So, the result is only available in the callback function.
 var GetResourceFunction(path, id, function(response){ "result is available here..."});

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I wrote the following function to return the resources from the result.
getResources = function(path, id){
    var resources;
    GetResourceFunction(path, id, function(response){
            resources = response.result; // this callback won't be called immediately
    };
    return resources;
}

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I want to use that results in the following function.  However, as the callback is not called immediately, how can I get the results in anotherFunction?

 var anotherFunction = function() {
     
     //need to use the resources here....
 
 };

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ambuliAsked:
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Steve BinkCommented:
You have to wait for the callback to be called.  After all, the data you want does not exist until the callback has finished, correct?

If this is an AJAX workflow, try switching the call to be synchronous.  That will "freeze" the application state until the call returns, which allows the callback to act.  Otherwise, you'll need to use something like jQuery's promise or deferred API.

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