Is it possible to return the value from a REST response back to the calling function?

In the code below returneddata is always undefined. In the GetMyData function I can see the REST response and pick off an element...in this case element 1. But, when I try to return the value for further processing it vanishes. The var returneddata is undefined.

Is there a way around this? I'm trying to make my REST calls more general.


function GetItems()
var returneddata=GetMyData();
GetMyData: function()
            url: oDataUrl,    
            type: "GET",    
            dataType: "json",    
            headers: ="accept": "application/json;odata=verbose",    
            success: function (data) 
                var mydata=data.d.results;
                return mydata;   

            error: function (error) {

1 Answer 1


Yes, you just need to return the $.ajax() call itself.

GetMyData: function(){
   return $.ajax({

That returns a "thenable" value (kinda a promise, but jQuery's version of it).

  • Sweet!!! Thanks.
    – Pablo
    Feb 18, 2021 at 18:35

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