Node.js : Express app.get with multiple query parameters


I want to query the yelp api, and have the following route:

app.get("/yelp/term/:term/location/:location", yelp.listPlaces)

When I make a GET request to


I get the error

Cannot GET /yelp?term=food&location=austin

What am I doing wrong?


In the requested url http://localhost:3000/yelp?term=food&location=austin

  • base url/address is localhost:3000
  • route used for matching is /yelp
  • querystring url-encoded data is ?term=food&location=austin i.e. data is everything after ?

Query strings are not considered when peforming these matches, for example “GET /” would match the following route, as would “GET /?name=tobi”.

So you should either :

  • use app.get(“/yelp”) and extract the term and location from req.query like req.query.term
  • use app.get(“/yelp/term/:term/location/:location”) but modify the url accordingly as luto described.

Answered By – user568109

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