Need Some Help With Ajax

Hi guys,

I am working on a personal project right now using yii and was hoping somebody here could help me with something that has gotten me stuck.

Right now I have a form that a user fills out, I send it to the controller for validation and the controller decides what view to direct the user too.

What I would like to do is have ajax forward the data for validation, if valid I want to do some table updates and then having finished that I want to load the next view.

What method can you guys recommend for me to use to get the functionality I am looking for? I have tried calling $this->render from the Ajax function, but that does not work.


You can do something like this.

In action:

if ($record->load($_POST) && $record->save()) {

    Yii::$app->response->format = 'json';

    return [

        'record' => $record->toArray(),

        'redirect' => '/url/to/redirect',



return $this->renderAjax('_edit', [

    'record' => $record,


In your view you can do something like





.done(function(result) {

    if (typeof(result) === "string") {

        // replace form with result

    } else {

        // json returned

        if (result.redirect) {

            // do some stuff before redirecting, 

            // for example, close modal

            window.location = result.redirect;




Obviously this example code cannot be used as is and needs to be rewritten according to your needs.

Thanks a lot! Got it to work