im1dermike im1dermike - 1 year ago 250
AngularJS Question

Apply generic mask via filter?

I'm currently using ngMask to handle masking for user input. It works great, but, AFAIK, can only be used on

elements. I now need to mask this same data for display. For example, in a table, I would hope to display
item.ssn = 123456789

What is the best way to do this? I understand I can make custom filters, but was wondering if there was a generic way to do this for all text. Like this if you could extend the ngMask functionality...

<td><span mask="999-99-9999">{{item.ssn}}</span></td>

or as a filter...


Answer Source

You need to implement a filter. You can rely on MaskService provided with ngMask:

angular.module('myModule').filter('mask', ['MaskService', function(MaskService) {
  return function(text, mask) {
    var result, 
        maskService = MaskService.create(),

    if (!angular.isObject(mask)) {
      mask = { mask: mask }

    maskService.generateRegex(mask).then(function() {
      result = maskService.getViewValue(text).withDivisors() 

    return result;


<td>{{item.ssn | mask:'999-99-9999'}}</td>
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