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Abort previous ajax request on new request

Posted by: admin November 29, 2017 Leave a comment

Questions:

I have a function that runs an ajax call on the change of an input.

But, there is a chance that the function will be fired again before the previous ajax call has completed.

My question is, how would I abort the previous ajax call before starting a new one?
Without using a global variable. (See answer to a similar question here)

jsfiddle of my current code:

Javascript:

var filterCandidates = function(form){
    //Previous request needs to be aborted.
    var request = $.ajax({
        type: 'POST',
        url: '/echo/json/',
        data: {
            json: JSON.stringify({
                count: 1
            })
        },
        success: function(data){
            if(typeof data !== 'undefined'){
                jQuery('.count').text(data.count)
                console.log(data.count);
            }
        }
    });
};

if(jQuery('#search').length > 0){
    var form = jQuery('#search');
    jQuery(form).find(':input').change(function() {
        filterCandidates(form);
    });
    filterCandidates(form);
}

HTML:

<form id="search" name="search">
    <input name="test" type="text" />
    <input name="testtwo" type="text" />
</form>
<span class="count"></span>
Answers:
 var currentRequest = null;    

currentRequest = jQuery.ajax({
    type: 'POST',
    data: 'value=' + text,
    url: 'AJAX_URL',
    beforeSend : function()    {           
        if(currentRequest != null) {
            currentRequest.abort();
        }
    },
    success: function(data) {
        // Success
    },
    error:function(e){
      // Error
    }
});

Questions:
Answers:
var filterCandidates = function(form){
    //Previous request needs to be aborted.
    var request = $.ajax({
        type: 'POST',
        url: '/echo/json/',
        data: {
            json: JSON.stringify({
                count: 1
            })
        },
        success: function(data){
            if(typeof data !== 'undefined'){
                jQuery('.count').text(data.count)
                console.log(data.count);
            }
        }
    });
    return request;
};

var ajax = filterCandidates(form);

save in a variable, and then, before sending second time, check its readyState and call abort() if needed

Questions:
Answers:

Try this code

var lastCallFired=false;

var filterCandidates = function(form){

    if(!lastCallFired){
    var request = $.ajax({
        type: 'POST',
        url: '/echo/json/',
        data: {
            json: JSON.stringify({
                count: 1
            })
        },
        success: function(data){
            if(typeof data !== 'undefined'){
                jQuery('.count').text(data.count)
                console.log(data.count);
            }
        }
    });
        setInterval(checkStatus, 20);

    }

};

if(jQuery('#search').length > 0){
    var form = jQuery('#search');
    jQuery(form).find(':input').change(function() {
        filterCandidates(form);
    });
    filterCandidates(form);
}

var checkStatus = function(){
        if(request && request.readyState != 4){
            request.abort();
        }
    else{
        lastCallFired=true;
    }
};