Passing PHP aray into JS


I have php file that has form myfile1.php

This form will send data with GET to myfile2.php which has function that returns variable $myArray.

`myfile2.php`  contains javascript file `myscript.js`

How do I pass $myArray to myscript.js?


Multidimensional Array (array of array)

Would json_encode serve your purpose?

...some scripting...
<?php echo json_encode($myArray) ?>
... more script...


Well I was aware of that but kept receiving error which I couldn’t de-bug so I was hoping there would be another simpler way. When I tried to use function you mentioned above I could not get any output in my console....

$(document).ready(function() {
   console.log("Just before json");
      $.getJSON('path to my php file', function(data) {
          `console.log("Inside doing something");`
        $(data).each(function(key, value) {
          //do something


I could never get any output of this code console.log("Inside doing something");

Then I found that I need to send headers like this....

header('Content-Type: application/json');

Which I did but then got error showing in the browser like this....

SyntaxError: JSON.parse: unexpected character at line 1 column 1 of the JSON data

So that got me thingking maybe my JSON is incorrecto somehow so I went back to my php file and echoed it and grabbed that output and validated it here Validator JSON and it passed so right now I am at loss.


Should that console.log() line have backticks around it?


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