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Posted on 2016-09-21
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Hello Experts,

Simple Ajax form submission.
The form is being submitted to 3rd part URL that collects the data.
The data is being received fine.
The problem: the success function does not seem to execute.

Please help :-) thank you!




$(document).ready(function() {
    
   var form = $('#guideDownload');

   $(form).on("submit", function(evt) {
      
      evt.preventDefault();	   
      submitForm();
      
   });

   function submitForm() {
   
      var formData = $(form).serialize();
      
      var first_name = $("#first_name").val();
      var last_name = $("#last_name").val();
      var email = $("#email").val();
      var mid = 'ls09khl';
      var source = 'guide';  
   
      $.ajax({
         type: "POST",
         url: "https://www.3rdpartwebsite?encoding=UTF-8",
         data: formData,
         success : function() {
           $(form).hide();		
           $( "#msgSubmit" ).html("Thank you for your inquiry");
         }
      });
   }
});

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Question by:Refael
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zephyr_hex (Megan) earned 1000 total points
ID: 41809825
I would recommend you debug by adding an error clause.
success : function() {
//..your current code
},
error: function(error) {
    console.log(error); //use F12 console to inspect
}

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If that doesn't yield any results, try using a complete clause instead of error:

complete: function(response) {
     console.log(response); //use F12 console to inspect the response
}

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by:Refael
ID: 41809840
Hi, I did not look at the console and now I see this message:

XMLHttpRequest cannot load http://www.thesiteireferto.com?encoding=UTF-8. No 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' header is present on the requested resource. Origin 'http://mysite.com' is therefore not allowed access.

(i changed the names of the sites as it is a client website).
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Author Comment

by:Refael
ID: 41809848
I just checked the if the form data is sent to the URL and it is sent. The URL i am sending the data to is sent and i see the form variables all fine.
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Author Comment

by:Refael
ID: 41809851
I used the complete function instead of success and it is working.
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Expert Comment

by:Julian Hansen
ID: 41810826
What does this do
 
$.ajax({
         type: "POST",
         url: "https://www.3rdpartwebsite?encoding=UTF-8",
         data: formData
      }).done(function() {
           $(form).hide();		
           $( "#msgSubmit" ).html("Thank you for your inquiry");
         }
      });
   }

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Success has been deprecated in future versions of jQuery in favour of the above.
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by:zephyr_hex (Megan)
ID: 41810902
According to that error, I'm surprised it's working for you.  That's a Cross Domain block from your browser.  There are quite a few methods for dealing with CORS:  http://techblog.constantcontact.com/software-development/using-cors-for-cross-domain-ajax-requests/
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Assisted Solution

by:Julian Hansen
Julian Hansen earned 1000 total points
ID: 41810996
Second zephyr_hex on this one missed the post with the error.

You need to add a header to the server that allows origin to be your domain
For example
Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *

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If you don't have access to the server to make this change then you will be unable to make the request. If you do control the server then simply add the above header to your output to allow your AJAX script to call it from a different domain.
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by:zephyr_hex (Megan)
ID: 41811014
The OP stated it was a 3rd party server, which I took to mean that it is not under the OP's control.
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Author Closing Comment

by:Refael
ID: 41811061
Thank you all for your always great help!
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