Tim Tim - 1 year ago 48
AngularJS Question

Returning one object with the result of two AJAX GET calls

I'm working on a simple weather app that will grab both the current and the weekly forecast from a weather API. To keep it simple, I'd really like to my

, to somehow make two AJAX calls -- one for the weekly forecast, which I already have, and one for the current forecast (unfortunately I don't think this API has a means of retrieving a JSON return that contains both). I'm not sure about the best way to go about doing this, I'm very new to Angular.

Here's my service:

weather.service('weatherService', function($resource, $http){

this.currentForecast = null;

// default city
this.city = 'Chicago, IL';

this.getForecast = function(location, type) {

return $http({
method : "GET",
url : "http://api.openweathermap.org/data/2.5/forecast/daily?q="+location+"&mode=json&cnt=7&appid=e92f550a676a12835520519a5a2aef4b"
function(response) {
return response.data;


And I'd like a second GET, retrieving from: http://api.openweathermap.org/data/2.5/weather?q=Chicago,IL&appid=e92f550a676a12835520519a5a2aef4b to be appended to the response, so that there's a single object returned.

Also, if this isn't the best way to go about doing this, I'm certainly open to suggestions.

Answer Source

What you are looking for is angular promises library $q

$q.all([$http(...), $http(...),...]).then(function(ret){
    // ret has all results from all ajax calls         

More specifically:

weather.service('weatherService', function($resource, $http, $q){

  this.getForecast = function(location, type) {
     return $q.all([
         $http.get(url1(location, type)), 
         $http.get(url2(location, type))



weatherService.getForcast(location, type).then(function(ret){ 

There is excellent video on using $q.all at egghead.io