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Databases Updating Entries in a Table

I don't really understand these two routes.

I think I know how the first one works. When you go to the edit route it finds the article that was chosen through the findByPk(req.params.id). Then I kind of get lost here.... does this function only find the article that you've chosen to edit then the PUT one actually performs the edit?

router.get("/:id/edit", function(req, res, next){
  Article.findByPk(req.params.id).then(article => {
    res.render("articles/edit", {article: article, title: "Edit Article"});

Does this only actually edit the article

router.put("/:id", function(req, res, next){
  Article.findByPk(req.params.id).then(article => {
    return article.update(req.body)
  }).then(article => {
    res.redirect("/articles/" + article.id);

1 Answer

Darryl Mah
Darryl Mah
5,492 Points


The .findByPk method will only find the article.

The .update method is what will update the data.

So the first block of code finds the article and allows you to edit it. The second block of code finds the same article and the .update method will update it.


Awesome. TY! That clears it up for me.