javascript – Problem when calling object’s method from ajax.success in jQuery – Education Career Blog

function modifyDatabase(tabla, id, objData, callback, arrayCallback){
    $.ajax({
        url: 'modifyDatabase.php',
        type: "POST",
        dataType: "json",
        data: 'tabla='+tabla+'&id='+id+strData,
        success: function(data){            
            callback(data);
        },
    });
}

var obj = {
    set: function (data){
        alert(this.var1);
    },
    var1: 100
}

function modifyDatabase('', '', '', obj.set, '');

When running this, I get an error message telling me that this.var1 is not set or undefined. If I call the method from somewhere else (not from an asynchronic response) it works fine.

Seems as if the method ‘set’ is not inside ‘obj’.

What is going on?

,

When you pass a reference to a function this way, it’s actually not passing a reference to the object as well. A quick fix is to create an anonymous function that references the actual object via closures. Here’s a good description of why it didn’t work: http://bitstructures.com/2007/11/javascript-method-callbacks

In short, you need to do:

function modifyDatabase('', '', '', function(){obj.set();}, '');

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