Using Joomla JText variables on Ajax external file

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gerry_mandm
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Using Joomla JText variables on Ajax external file

Post by gerry_mandm » Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:08 am

Joomla version: 3.10.2

Basically I'm working on a custom code inside a Joomla module and I'm using jQuery Ajax.
Everything's is working great and I also need to use Joomla language variables because it's a multilanguage website but seems like the Ajax files doesn't recognize the Joomla language tag.

I add to my Ajax files this code in the start:

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define( '_JEXEC', 1 );
define( 'JPATH_BASE', '/var/www/');

require_once ( JPATH_BASE. '/includes/defines.php' );
require_once ( JPATH_BASE. '/includes/framework.php' );
$mainframe = JFactory::getApplication('site');
$mainframe->initialise();

$lang = JFactory::getLanguage();
$lang->load('custom',JPATH_ROOT)
But there's no value on $lang->getTag() once the Ajax file process the request, and the Joomla JTEXT variable are untranslated.

Am I missing something?
How to use JText variables and native Joomla language features in external ajax script file?

Thanks so much and best regards!

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Re: Using Joomla JText variables on Ajax external file

Post by SharkyKZ » Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:31 am

Why don't you use Ajax component (com_ajax)?

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Re: Using Joomla JText variables on Ajax external file

Post by gerry_mandm » Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:33 am

Hi SharkyKZ, good idea. Didn't thought about this... gonna search for how to use com_ajax and give it a try. Thanks!


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