Nathan Martins Nathan Martins - 5 months ago 19
AngularJS Question

Using $http as a function parameter - AgularJS

Iḿ trying to use this angular material chip.
(CONTACT CHIP - With auto-complete)

And it has a different structure of what Iḿ used to. I want to adapt to get the contacts from my mongodb with $http, like:

$http.get("/contacts").success(function(response) {
contacts = response;

But in their Angular Material code example is like this:

angular.module('MyApp',['ngMaterial', 'ngMessages', 'material.svgAssetsCache'])
.controller('ContactChipDemoCtrl', DemoCtrl);
function DemoCtrl ($q, $timeout) {
function loadContacts() {
var contacts = [
'Marina Augustine',
'Oddr Sarno',
'Nick Giannopoulos',
'Narayana Garner',
'Anita Gros',
'Megan Smith',
'Tsvetko Metzger',
'Hector Simek',
'Some-guy withalongalastaname'

How can I use $http as a parameter for the DemoCtrl function? To get the contacts from db


You are assigning response data to variable contacts which has no angular scope context

If you are using $scope as your data model for view it would be

$http.get("/contacts").then(function(response) {
          $scope.contacts =;

Or if using controllerAs alias in view:

var vm = this
$http.get("/contacts").then(function(response) {
          vm.contacts =;

Also need to inject $http in controller