How to use node modules (like MomentJS) in EJS views?


Question

To use MomentJS in views/custom.ejs, what is the correct way (if any)?

  1. Server side

    routes/index etc we can easily use require('moment'); etc and it works fine.

  2. Server Side (EJS views)

    views/custome.ejs, something like <% var m = require('moment'); %> doesn't work

I am using ExpressJS with EJS as the template engine.

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35
10/9/2012 7:24:20 AM

I found another way of doing this, and I think it has some advantages.

  • Don't polute your code exporting filters.
  • Access any method without the need to export them all.
  • Better ejs usage (no | pipes).

On your controller, or view.js do this:

var moment = require('moment');
exports.index = function(req, res) {
    // send moment to your ejs
    res.render('index', { moment: moment });
}

Now you can use moment inside your ejs:

<html>
    <h1><%= moment().fromNow() %></h1>
</html>

I'm not an Node expert, so if anyone see something bad on doing this, let me know! :)

55
8/29/2013 1:20:57 AM

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