What is the first argument of next() in express js?


It seems you can pass an argument to next(), usually an error?

How is this used? How do I access that error?


router.get('/my-url', function(req, res, next) {
  next(new Error('my error');


If you pass an error to next(), if will forward it to the error handler.

An error handler is a middleware defined with 4 inputs, where first input is an error.

So, you need to define an error handler in order to catch the error that is passed with next():

// Error handler
app.use((error, req, res, next) =>

  console.log('ERROR:', error)


Answered By – NeNaD

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