Tom V Tom V - 1 month ago 4x
Ajax Question

AJAX call using Angular Seed

Edit: James P. led me to determine that the issue appears to be with CORS and not necessarily with any of the Angular code. Please read comments below.

I am very new to AngularJS and JS altogether, so I'm sure the answer to this is something simple that I have overlooked so thank you in advance.

I am using Angular Seed and I have created an API that is verified working (as in, I go to my URL:3000/getstuff and it displays queries from my mongodb just fine).

That API returns a JSON format response from a mongodb with 3 key/pairs including id. I am able to view it in browser just fine.

So in Angular seed, very basic view1/view1.js I modified to as such:

'use strict';

angular.module('myApp.view1', ['ngRoute'])

.config(['$routeProvider', function($routeProvider) {
$routeProvider.when('/view1', {
templateUrl: 'view1/view1.html',
controller: 'View1Ctrl'

.controller('View1Ctrl', ['$scope', '$http', function($scope, $http) {
//$scope.test = "test";
//the above works when I bind in view1.html

success(function(response) {
$scope.information = response;


And it is not working as I thought it might. So when I try to bind this response in view1.html with a simple {{information}} it's blank. This code did not break the app either, it still works and I am able to display {{test}} if I uncomment it.

Anyhow, any help would be very much appreciated. And for the record, I have been reading up on this for days and days before posting this. I am just a novice is all.


You need to use angular.copy to copy the data to your $scope variable:

            .then(function (response) {
                // Success
                angular.copy(, $scope.information);
            }, function () {
                // Failure

Then in your view:

 <div ng-repeat="item in information">

Where id and text are properties of each item in the Array.