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URI Mixed Parameters (Optional and Fixed)

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19 Apr, 2012 07:33 PM

How should I handle this route path?

    // This is fine. I can check if each parameter is supplied.
     $app->get("/accounts/(:id/(:s_date/(:e_date/)))', 'show_accounts')

How do we handle / know the fixed and optional route like below.
Specifically how do I know if '/registered/' is used in the URI

     $app->get("/accounts/(:id/)/registered/(:attended/)/getcount/ ', 'show_accounts')

Is there a specified way to handle this one or I need to handle it by checking the URI?

Any help?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Josh Lockhart on 19 Apr, 2012 07:49 PM

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    I think you're over-complicating it. I'd separate your logic into these separate routes:

    • /accounts/:id/registered
    • /accounts/:id/attended

    And so on. Otherwise it just gets confusing and unwieldy.

  2. 2 Posted by kishore on 19 Apr, 2012 08:34 PM

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    Thanks, Josh!

    But even in this case, how do I verify the path?


    I can verify the ":id" as a parameter. But /registered, /attended. How do I check these in the call back function.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Josh Lockhart on 19 Apr, 2012 08:37 PM

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    If you separate them into separate routes, the fact that a given route is run would be your verification.

  4. 4 Posted by kishore on 19 Apr, 2012 09:06 PM

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    @Josh. As simple as that! :-) Awesome. Thanks!

  5. 5 Posted by kishore on 20 Apr, 2012 06:45 PM

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    Got bumped. Need your help here..
    Here are my two routes:

     $app->get('/Kents/(:id/(:s_date/(:e_date/)))', 'get_eves');
     $app->get('/Kents/:id/:e_id/Candidates/(:status/)', 'get_stats');

    When I call:


    Do you think it should call the 2nd one? Its calling the first one. Not sure if I am missing anything here.

  6. 6 Posted by kishore on 20 Apr, 2012 07:28 PM

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    Anyways, I couldn't get above working. However, you have built a nice "very forward thinking" method called "pass()". I used this to get this working without much code changes.


  7. Andrew Smith closed this discussion on 08 Aug, 2012 09:52 AM.

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