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JavaScript Express Basics Deeper into Routing with Express POST Requests

Getting error for "hello" route

It's throwing "Error: Failed to lookup view "hello" in views directory" (shortened version of the error) whenever I go to localhost:3000/hello Here is my code: app.js:

const express = require('express');

const app = express();

app.set('view engine', 'pug');

app.get('/', (req, res) => {
    res.render('index'); 
});

app.get('/cards', (req, res) => {
    res.render('card', { prompt: "Who is buried in Grant's tomb?"}); 
});

app.get('/hello', (req, res) => {
    res.render('hello'); 
});
app.listen(3000, () => {
    console.log('The application is running on localhost:3000');
});

hello.pug:

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Can someone help? Thanks.

1 Answer

Robert Manolis
STAFF
Robert Manolis
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Hey babyoscar , I can't tell what's wrong based on what I can see here. But if you share a link to a repo with your files or a workplace snapshot link, I should be able to run the app locally and determine where the issue is. :thumbsup:

Okay, my snapshot is https://w.trhou.se/leavdvflhq

I figured it out, I put hello.pug in views/includes instead of views.

Robert Manolis
Robert Manolis
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Well done, babyoscar! Way to stick with it and sort it out. Very developer like! And sorry about not getting back to you on this. I don't believe I ever received a notification of your response. Or if I did, it got accidentally deleted somehow. Either way, apologies for that. And keep up the great work. :thumbsup:

Thank you!