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Passing references to express-resources in node.js?

Passing references to express-resources in node.js?


How can I pass for example the database reference

nano = require('nano')('')
db = nano.use('database')

to a resource 'User' (loaded with express-resource)?

I tried:

app.resource('user', require('./routes/user'), {db: db});

But that doesn't work.

Problem courtesy of: Patrick


You want to pass db to the user.js routing file. What you are doing is passing it to the app.resource function.

app.resource('user', require('./routes/user')(db));

You will have to wrap your user.js file in a function that can receive db as a parameter.

module.exports = function(db) {
  return {
      index: function(req, res) {}
    , new: function(req, res) {}
    , create: function(req, res) {}
    // etc

If you don't like the way this is structured, you can also use a middleware.

app.use(function(req, res, next) {
  req.db = db;
Solution courtesy of: fent


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