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JavaScript Express Basics Using Templates with Express Review Response.render

Andrew Young
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Andrew Young
Courses Plus Student 639 Points

Code error when rending pug with object

Here is my code they request posts variable with value "posts" And I think my code achieve that request What's wrong inmy code?

const express = require('express'); const posts = require('./mock/posts.json');

const app = express();

app.set('view engine', 'pug'); app.set('views', __dirname + '/templates')

app.get('/', (req, res) => { res.render('main', { posts:"posts" }); });

app.listen(3000, () => { console.log("The frontend server is running on port 3000!"); });

app.js
const express = require('express');
const posts = require('./mock/posts.json');

const app = express();

app.set('view engine', 'pug');
app.set('views', __dirname + '/templates')

app.get('/', (req, res) => {
  res.render('main', { posts:"posts" });
});

app.listen(3000, () => {
  console.log("The frontend server is running on port 3000!");
});

1 Answer

Seth Kroger
Seth Kroger
56,403 Points

You'll need to pass in the variable posts and not the string "posts".

Andrew Young
Andrew Young
Courses Plus Student 639 Points

I do pass variable posts with the string "posts" If that's not what question ask than what is the question asking?

Seth Kroger
Seth Kroger
56,403 Points
res.render('main', { posts: posts });
   // or the ES6 syntax:
res.render('main', { posts });
Andrew Young
Andrew Young
Courses Plus Student 639 Points

I use {posts} and it works but where did they define posts variable?