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JavaScript AngularJS Basics (1.x) Services in Angular Using Services To Get Data

JSON object being parsed into a string?

For some reason my JSON object is being parsed over using the $http.get service into a string? I have tried re-structuring it into a regular array, and it sill being translated as a string? I have no idea why it is doing this.

Here is my JSON object (document named cloudTerms.json):

    {category: "secondary",
    term: "test1" }

Here is my service and controller:


.controller("mainCtrl", function($scope, dataService){

    $scope.addTerm = function(){ };

        function(response) {            
            $scope.cloudTerms = response.data;


.service("dataService", function($http){

    this.getCloudTerms = function(callback){


and here's my html:

      <div id="themeCloud" ng-controller="mainCtrl">

          <div class="output" ng-repeat="cloudTerm in cloudTerms">



Again, keep in mind the data IS being successfully transferred over, but the application is rendering it as a string rather than an array. Thanks!

1 Answer

29,445 Points

Try parsing the json before using it:

dataService.getCloudTerms(function(response) {            
  $scope.cloudTerms = JSON.parse(response.data);