Error handling in AngularJS http get then construct


How can I handle an HTTP error, e.g. 500, when using the AngularJS "http get then" construct (promises)?

$http.get(url).then(
    function(response) {
        console.log('get',response)
    }
)

Problem is, for any non 200 HTTP response, the inner function is not called.

You need to add an additional parameter:

$http.get(url).then(
    function(response) {
        console.log('get',response)
    },
    function(data) {
        // Handle error here
    })

You can make this bit more cleaner by using:

$http.get(url)
    .then(function (response) {
        console.log('get',response)
    })
    .catch(function (data) {
        // Handle error here
    });

Similar to @this.lau_ answer, different approach.


https://docs.angularjs.org/api/ng/service/$http

$http.get(url).success(successCallback).error(errorCallback);

Replace successCallback and errorCallback with your functions.

Edit: Laurent's answer is more correct considering he is using then. Yet I'm leaving this here as an alternative for the folks who will visit this question.


If you want to handle server errors globally, you may want to register an interceptor service for $httpProvider:

$httpProvider.interceptors.push(function ($q) {
    return {
        'responseError': function (rejection) {
            // do something on error
            if (canRecover(rejection)) {
                return responseOrNewPromise
            }
            return $q.reject(rejection);
        }
    };
});

Docs: http://docs.angularjs.org/api/ng.$http


Try this

function sendRequest(method, url, payload, done){

        var datatype = (method === "JSONP")? "jsonp" : "json";
        $http({
                method: method,
                url: url,
                dataType: datatype,
                data: payload || {},
                cache: true,
                timeout: 1000 * 60 * 10
        }).then(
            function(res){
                done(null, res.data); // server response
            },
            function(res){
                responseHandler(res, done);
            }
        );

    }
    function responseHandler(res, done){
        switch(res.status){
            default: done(res.status + ": " + res.statusText);
        }
    }

I could not really work with the above. So this might help someone.

$http.get(url)
  .then(
    function(response) {
        console.log('get',response)
    }
  ).catch(
    function(response) {
    console.log('return code: ' + response.status);
    }
  )

See also the $http response parameter.