Jump to content

Run functions without reloading


Ignotas
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hello,

I am making a statistical web program. After I sort and load phone numbers in table I need to make a function that will draw graphs for those phone numbers, I have made that and it works, but before it creates these graphs it needs to run few functions to generate data for them to be drawn and becouse there is a lot of types of graphs there is a lot of functions and already the page is loading to long. So what I want to do is after the phone numbers have been checked and I press a certain button for type of graph, that it would run those funtions without reloading the page and graphs would be show in something like Facebook gallery(but right now thats not important).

I think maybe it could be done with JS somehow.

 

Thank you for your answers!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You're generally correct, except I think you'd have to render the graphs in JS and JS may not solve your wait issue. If you go with JS you'll need to review this link:

 

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6946993/any-good-javascript-graph-library

 

EDIT:

 

and probably this link:

 

http://www.w3schools.com/php/php_ajax_intro.asp

Edited by niche
Link to comment
Share on other sites

First I would like to try running my php functions, becouse I spent a lot time of making them. Maybe I could run another .php file in server or somehow without showing it to the user ?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

For what purpose?

 

EDIT:

 

The more php, the more time. Think of php as a packaged deal and JS as a la carte (in terms of user time). If you're going to change now's the time to do it.

Edited by niche
Link to comment
Share on other sites

That file would have those functions, one for creating right format data, and other for rendering my chart and then using JS I could show the rendered picture in previous page.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I understand that it would take some time, but not as much if I would make all functions to run when I load the page for the first time, or realod again the main part and then + some other functions. I need to have same page but to run more PHP and add to that page.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Original problem solved. All that's left is the refresh issue that might not be an issue at all if you split it up..

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The orginal problem was the refresh problem. So you still recommend to use JS for my graphs ? I made so much with PHP that it would kill me now to restart. Also the data comes from csv file and I don't think that JS could deal with it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You've split-up your php so you've minimized your problem. You need UX to determine if it's still a big enough issue to for JS. Without more info about the user situation I can't direct you. For example if it's a backroom consumer or B to B experience, you're probably OK. If you're trying to make a sale, probably not.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm not sure what the output of your graphing function is, but you can use Javascript to send an ajax request to a PHP script to run the code. I'm not sure what you would do with the response, but that's how people run things on the server without reloading the page.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...