function ajax_command_append

Creates a Drupal Ajax 'insert/append' command.

The 'insert/append' command instructs the client to use jQuery's append() method to append the given HTML content to the inside of each element matched by the given selector.

This command is implemented by Drupal.ajax.prototype.commands.insert() defined in misc/ajax.js.


$selector: A jQuery selector string. If the command is a response to a request from an #ajax form element then this value can be NULL.

$html: The data to use with the jQuery append() method.

$settings: An optional array of settings that will be used for this command only.

Return value

An array suitable for use with the ajax_render() function.

See also

Related topics

2 calls to ajax_command_append()
ajax_forms_test_advanced_commands_append_callback in drupal/core/modules/system/tests/modules/ajax_forms_test/ajax_forms_test.module
Ajax form callback: Selects 'append'.
ajax_render in drupal/core/includes/
Renders a commands array into JSON.


drupal/core/includes/, line 865
Functions for use with Drupal's Ajax framework.


function ajax_command_append($selector, $html, $settings = NULL) {
  return array(
    'command' => 'insert',
    'method' => 'append',
    'selector' => $selector,
    'data' => $html,
    'settings' => $settings,