How would I go about getting a json file into javascipt?

March 07, 2022, at 2:10 PM

I'm extremely new to javascript, so assume I know nothing. I'm trying to import this json file into my website, and having issues getting it working. Currently, I'm trying out jquery's $.getJSON() method, but it returns with this error code:

Cross-Origin Request Blocked: The Same Origin Policy disallows reading the remote resource at file:///C:/Users/edgib102/Documents/GitHub/First-Website/data.json. (Reason: CORS request not http).

I tried looking online about it but nothing useful came up, so here I am. Any help at all would be much appreciated, I've been stuck on this for 2 days now and it's brought my progress to a standstill.


Answer 1
  1. You cannot import a JSON file in a script tag

  2. You cannot AJAX a JSON file from file system - if you can upload the files to the same webserver (could be a locally run server), then you CAN AJAX it - NOTE the server needs to send correct CORS headers if the server has a different ORIGIN (for example port number)

  3. Alternatively change the JSON file to a JS file:

    const data = { "object-data": { 
        your data 

and then import it using

<script src="data.js"></script>
Answer 2

This issue is because of safety. Because of a security reason you cannot import a Json file in to your code because it contains data that could have some effects on the websites.

Your error caused by :

<script type="text/javascript" src="data.json"></script>

You can use Jquery and ajax to import it.

Step1: use jquery CDN

<script type="text/javascript" src=""> </script>


$.getJSON('dataenter code here.json', function(data) {
    //do stuff with your data here

good luck :)

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