How to refactor edit/delete jQuery to include else statements

I had this question after viewing confirm popup before record delete takes place.

I am trying to make this code shorter by possibly changing to say if I click on edit then run the edit ajax otherwise if I click on delete then run the delete ajax.

	$(document).ready(function() {
$('.delete').on('click', function (e) {
					e.preventDefault();
					var $locationId = $(this).data('location-id');
					var $locationName = $(this).data('location-name');
					var $action = $(this).data('action');
					console.log($action);
					console.log($locationId);
					console.log($locationName);
					swal({
						title: 'Are you sure?',
						text: "You won't be able to undo this!",
						type: 'warning',
						showCancelButton: true,
						confirmButtonColor: '#FB404B',
						cancelButtonColor: '#d33',
						confirmButtonText: 'Yes, delete it!'
					}, function (isConfirm) {
						if (isConfirm) {
							$.ajax({
								type: 'post',
								url: 'formhandler.php',
								data: {locationName: $locationName, locationId: $locationId, action: $action},
								success: function (result) {
									window.location.href = 'locations.php'; 
								},

							});
						}else{
							console.log('cancelled');
						}
					});
				});

	
	$('.edit').on('click', function (e) {
					e.preventDefault();
					var $locationId = $(this).data('location-id');
					var $locationName = $(this).data('location-name');
					var $newLocationName = $(this).parents('tr').find("input[type='category']").val();
					var $action = $(this).data('action');
					console.log($action);
					console.log($locationId);
					console.log($locationName);
					console.log($newLocationName);
			
							$.ajax({
								type: 'post',
								url: 'formhandler.php',
								data: {locationName: $newLocationName, locationId: $locationId, action: $action},
								success: function (result) {
									window.location.href = 'locations.php'; 
//									alert(result);
								},

							});
						});
					});

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Moussa MokhtariConnect With a Mentor EnterpreneurCommented:
You can do this
$(document).ready(function() {
$('.delete, .edit').on('click', function (e) {
					e.preventDefault();
					var $locationId = $(this).data('location-id');
					var $locationName = $(this).data('location-name');
					var $action = $(this).data('action');

					if ($(this).hasClass('delete')) {
						swal({
						title: 'Are you sure?',
						text: "You won't be able to undo this!",
						type: 'warning',
						showCancelButton: true,
						confirmButtonColor: '#FB404B',
						cancelButtonColor: '#d33',
						confirmButtonText: 'Yes, delete it!'
					}, function (isConfirm) {
						if (isConfirm) {
							$.ajax({
								type: 'post',
								url: 'formhandler.php',
								data: {locationName: $locationName, locationId: $locationId, action: $action},
								success: function (result) {
									window.location.href = 'locations.php'; 
								},

							});
						}else{
							console.log('cancelled');
						}
					});
					}else{
					var $newLocationName = $(this).parents('tr').find("input[type='category']").val();
					$.ajax({
								type: 'post',
								url: 'formhandler.php',
								data: {locationName: $newLocationName, locationId: $locationId, action: $action},
								success: function (result) {
									window.location.href = 'locations.php'; 
//									alert(result);
								},

							});
					}

				});
});

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Julian HansenConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Edit and delete are two separate actions. There is often the temptation to combine code to make it more "efficient" by making it shorter but at the expense of readability.

Personally - I would keep the operations separate.
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Black SulfurAuthor Commented:
@ Julian,

So, are you saying it would be better to keep the code as per my original post?
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Marco GasiConnect With a Mentor FreelancerCommented:
Hi.  I can agree with Julian but only depending on the compexity of involved code. in this case the if statement occupies only 6 lines and the rest is identical so readability is not compromised at all.
				$('.action').on('click', function (e) {
					e.preventDefault();
					var $locationId = $(this).data('location-id');
					var $locationName = $(this).data('location-name');
					var $action = $(this).data('action');
					if ($action == 'edit') {
						var $newLocationName = $(this).parents('tr').find("input[type = 'category']").val();
						var data = {locationName: $newLocationName, locationId: $locationId, action: $action};
					}else{
						var data = {locationName: $locationName, locationId: $locationId, action: $action};
					}
					console.log($action);
					console.log($locationId);
					console.log($locationName);
					console.log($newLocationName);
					swal({
						title: 'Are you sure?',
						text: "Do you want to change this record?",
						type: 'warning',
						showCancelButton: true,
						confirmButtonColor: '#3085d6',
						cancelButtonColor: '#d33',
						confirmButtonText: 'Yes, edit it!'
					}, function (isConfirm) {
						if (isConfirm) {
							$.ajax({
								type: 'post',
								url: 'formhandler.php',
								data: {locationName: $locationName, locationId: $locationId, action: $action},
								success: function (result) {
									window.location.href = 'formhandler.php';
								},
								error: function (jqXHR, textStatus, errorThrown) {
									console.log(textStatus, errorThrown);
								}
							});
						} else {
							console.log('cancelled');
						}
					});
				});

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Remember to replace classes 'edit' and 'delete' with class 'action' in your buttons' markup :)
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Julian HansenCommented:
I am saying - keep the functions separate and if there is overlap (and it makes sense to do so) move that functionality into a function with parameters.
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