This is what I was trying to do: The user enters an address, which is autocompleted by Google. Then when they press the submit button, an alert box pops up, telling them whether the address entered is within 5 miles of (42.352487, -71.079290). Then a confirm box pops up asking if they would like to proceed to the next page.

Nothing happens when I click the submit button. codeAddress() is never triggered. How can I get the button to work?
Also, I would appreciate any tips or glaringly obvious errors that you notice. I'm still new to Javascript.

Here is my search box and submit button:

<input id="searchTextField" type="text" size="60"><button id="search" type="button" onClick="codeAddress();">Submit</button>

And the Javascript:

 <script type="text/javascript">

function initialize() {
var input = document.getElementById('searchTextField');
    var options = {componentRestrictions: {country: 'us'}};

    new google.maps.places.Autocomplete(input, options);

    google.maps.event.addDomListener(window, 'load', initialize);

    function getDistance( latA, longA, latB, longB ) //haversine formula to get the radius of the points
    var a = Math.sin((latA - latB).toRad()/ 2) * Math.sin((latA - latB).toRad() / 2) +
            Math.cos(latB.toRad()) * Math.cos(latB.toRad()) *
            Math.sin((longA - longB).toRad() / 2) * Math.sin((longA - longB).toRad() / 2);
    var d = 3963.1676 * 2 * Math.atan2(Math.sqrt(a), Math.sqrt(1 - a)); // 3963.1676  is the radius of the earth in miles
    return d; 

function codeAddress() {
    geocoder = new google.maps.Geocoder();
    var address = document.getElementById("searchTextField").value;
    geocoder.geocode( { 'address': address}, function(results, status) {
      if (status == google.maps.GeocoderStatus.OK) {

      var latitude = results[0];
      var longitude = results[0].geometry.location.lng();

      var distance = getDistance( 42.352487, -71.079290, latitude, longitude );
if( distance < 5 ){                                            //if the address entered is within 5 miles of (42.352487, -71.079290)
    alert( "You're in luck! We can deliver to your address.");
    var next_page = confirm("Proceed?");
if(next_page == true)
} else {
    alert( "Sorry, we cannot deliver to the address you have entered.");
    window.location = "homepage.php";


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You are missing the closing '}' for codeAdress(), so it doesn't exist.
Didn't you see this in the console?

Thanks. I saw an error in the console, but I wasn't sure what it meant.

The submit button still doesn't work, so I'm going to look into event handlers.

I added this:


$( "#search" ).click(function() {



And now the button seems to work. But now I'm getting an error at line 15 in the getDistance function: **Uncaught TypeError: undefined is not a function **

Wich one is line 15 now?

This, in the getDistance function:

  var a = Math.sin((latA - latB).toRad()/ 2) * Math.sin((latA - latB).toRad() / 2) +

Nevermind, I got it working perfectly!
Thank you for responding, AleMonteiro :)

You're welcome!
Just mark as solved to help the forum be organized.


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