How to Load Local JSON File Using jQuery


Use the jQuery $.getJSON() Method

You can simply use the $.getJSON() method to load local JSON file from the server using a GET HTTP request. If the JSON file contains a syntax error, the request will usually fail silently.

Let's try out the following example to understand how it basically works:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>jQuery Loading Local JSON File</title>
<script src=""></script>
        $.getJSON("test.json", function(data){
            console.log(; // Prints: Harry
            console.log(data.age); // Prints: 14
            console.log("An error has occurred.");