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Update database record from Javascript

Adam Moore

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Is it possible to update a database record from javascript? I'm trying to save the longitude and latitude values from a google maps geocode function but I can't for the life of me figure how to update a database record from javascript.


I have the following code that returns the latitude and longitude from an array in javascript.

            var latitude = results[0].geometry.location.lat()
            var longitude = results[0].geometry.location.lng()

I need to save the javascript variables "latitude" and "longitude"  to my database with fields named "lat" and "long". I've been trying to figure this out for a few days now and haven't had any luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Are these values available in the record form, or record view? 

If this is in the form, it's just a matter of populating the form fields with the values, but you need to know the field ID first.

$( 'form input[name="content_field_X"]' ).val( latitide );

If it's somewhere else you need to do an AJAX request to a back-end method that does the saving. AFAIK this is not built in, and would require a plugin.

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