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#1 Posted by envincebal (8 posts) -

Hey guys, I keep getting this error message on the console and can't print out the data. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks



var userInput = $("#query").val();



function getRequest(userInput){


url: "http://www.giantbomb.com/api/search",

type: "GET",

data: {

resources: "game",

query: userInput,

api_key: "8cd10a7136710c1003c8e216d85941ace5a1f00e",

format: "jsonp",

crossDomain: true,

limit: 15,

field_list: "platforms,name,image,original_release_date,site_detail_url"


dataType: "jsonp"






function showResults(result){

var html = "";

$.each(result, function(index,value){

var gameName = value.name;

var boxArt = value.image.icon_url;

var releaseDate = value.original_release_date;

var platform = value.platform.name;

var site_detail = value.platform.site_detail_url;

html += "<li><p>" + gameName + "</p></li>" + "<img src=" +boxArt + ">" + "<p>" + releaseDate + "</p>" + platform + "</p>" + "<a href='" + site_detail + "'><p>Click here for more information</p></a>";




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#2 Edited by hogonalog (20 posts) -

A few things are causing the issue:

  • First, since you're using JSONP, your request needs to include a json_callback parameter. The value should be 'showResults', the name of your handler function.
  • Second, in showResults, you need to enumerate over result.results, since there is some metadata returned as well.
  • Third, there isn't always an image property set, so you need to check if "value.image" exists first.
  • And fourth, the platforms property is plural e.g. value.platforms.name.

Here's a working example of your code: http://pastebin.com/ARrbCT2Q

Just put your API key where is says YOUR_API_KEY_HERE. You should also probably remove it from your post, since it serves as your API password.