How To Get Php Variable Value In Javascript

When you’re working on a web application, there are times when you want to use
a PHP variable’s value within your JavaScript code. This blog post will teach you how to do just that.

Method 1: Using echo in a script tag

One of the most straightforward ways to get a PHP variable value in JavaScript is to use
the PHP echo statement within a script tag. First, make sure that your PHP code is inside
a PHP file, and then use the following pattern:

$phpVar = "Hello, JavaScript!";

    var jsVar = "<?php echo $phpVar; ?>";

In this example, we defined a PHP variable $phpVar with the value “Hello, JavaScript!”. Then, we created a
JavaScript variable named jsVar and assigned the value of $phpVar using the
echo statement.

Method 2: Using JSON encoding

Another method to get the PHP variable value in JavaScript is to use JSON encoding. This is particularly useful when you want to pass an array or an object from PHP to JavaScript.

$phpArray = array(
    "name" => "John",
    "age" => 30,
    "city" => "New York"

    var jsObject = JSON.parse('<?php echo json_encode($phpArray); ?>');

In this example, we created a PHP associative array called $phpArray and then used
json_encode() to convert it into a JSON string. Next, we assigned the JSON string to a
JavaScript variable named jsObject using the JSON.parse() method.

Method 3: Using a data attribute

If you are dealing with an HTML element, you can use a data attribute to store the PHP variable value and then access it using JavaScript.

$phpVar = "Hello, from data attribute!";

<button data-value="<?php echo $phpVar; ?>" id="myButton">Click me!</button>

    var button = document.getElementById("myButton");
    var jsVar = button.getAttribute("data-value");

In this example, we assigned the value of the PHP variable $phpVar to the
data-value attribute of a button element. We then used JavaScript to access the data attribute’s value by calling getAttribute() on the button element.


In this blog post, we’ve explored three different methods to get PHP variable values in JavaScript. You can use the most convenient method for your specific scenario, whether it’s echoing the value directly in a script tag, JSON encoding for more complex data types, or using data attributes for HTML elements.