In this help topic, we will show you how to connect our jQuery DropDownList to MySql Database using PHP. We will obtain the data from MySql Database and especially the Northwind Database. You can download the Northwind database .sql script here and run it into MySQL to create the database.
The first thing we need to do is create the file we’ll connect with. We’ll call this file connect.php.
Now we have our file to do the connection for us and we need to create the file that will run the query and bring the data so our DropDownList can be populated. We will call the file data.php.
Create a div tag for the DropDownList.
Create your DropDownList and load the data. We define a source object for the DropDownList and bind that source to the data.php which returns the JSON data. We are also defining the DropDownList's displayMember and valueMember properties. The displayMember specifies the name of an object property to display. The valueMember specifies the name of an object property to set as a 'value' of the list items.Image of the result: