Can angularjs routes have optional parameter values?


Can I set a route with optional params (same template and controller, but some params should be ignored if they don't exist?

So instead of writing the following two rules, have only one?

module.config(['$routeProvider', function($routeProvider) {
     when('/users/', {templateUrl: 'template.tpl.html', controller: myCtrl}).            
     when('/users/:userId', {templateUrl: 'template.tpl.html', controller: myCtrl})

Something like this ([this param is optional])

when('/users[/:userId]', {templateUrl: 'template.tpl.html', controller: myCtrl})
//note: this previous doesn't work

I couldn't find anything in their documentation.

This question is tagged with angularjs angularjs-routing

~ Asked on 2013-07-07 09:45:06

The Best Answer is


It looks like Angular has support for this now.

From the latest (v1.2.0) docs for $routeProvider.when(path, route):

path can contain optional named groups with a question mark (:name?)

~ Answered on 2013-10-07 12:20:10


Like @g-eorge mention, you can make it like this:

module.config(['$routeProvider', function($routeProvider) {
  when('/users/:userId?', {templateUrl: 'template.tpl.html', controller: myCtrl})

You can also make as much as u need optional parameters.

~ Answered on 2013-12-22 18:49:36

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