How to get GET (query string) variables in Express.js on Node.js?

Problem

Can we get the variables in the query string in Node.js just like we get them in $_GET in PHP?

I know that in Node.js we can get the URL in the request. Is there a method to get the query string parameters?

Problem courtesy of: XMen

Solution

Yes you can access req.url and parse it manually:

var url = require('url');
var url_parts = url.parse(request.url, true);
var query = url_parts.query;

However, in expressjs it’s already done for you and you can simply use req.query for that:

var id = req.query.id; // $_GET["id"]

Solution courtesy of: Marcus Granström

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