Raja Muhammad Asher
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Raja Muhammad Asher

How dynamic routing works in Express.js?

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How dynamic routing works in Express.js?

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Raja Muhammad Asher
·Jul 19, 2022·

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Route Paths

Route paths, in combination with a request method, define the endpoints at which requests can be made. Route paths can be strings, string patterns, or regular expressions.

The characters ?, +, *, and () are subsets of their regular expression counterparts. The hyphen (-) and the dot (.) are interpreted literally by string-based paths. This route path will match /abe and /abcde.

app.get('/ab(cd)?e', (req, res) => {
  res.send('ab(cd)?e')
})

Route parameters

Route parameters are named URL segments that are used to capture the values specified at their position in the URL. The captured values are populated in the req.params object, with the name of the route parameter specified in the path as their respective keys.

Route path: /users/:userId/books/:bookId
Request URL: http://localhost:3000/users/34/books/8989
req.params: { "userId": "34", "bookId": "8989" }

Source:

Express Routing. expressjs.com/en/guide/routing.html.

 
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