buildURL with dynamic values

Is it possible to have buildURL() observe data elsewhere? Say an ember object?

For instance, I would like to change my URL to change depending on values in other ember-data objects. This seems rather convoluted, so let me try and give an example:

Lets say my buildURL function looks like this (currently):

buildURL = function () { return ‘/api’+this._super(record,suffix) + ‘.json’ }

Now say I have a user defined option set, that I want to pass with all my requests. Something like:

myApp.customSetting = ‘value’;

My buildURL() function would look like:

buildURL = function () { return ‘/api’+this._super(record,suffix) + ‘.json?customSetting=’.myApp.customSetting }

This works fine, but only if myApp.customSetting is set correctly on the initial load. Is this even possible?

I’m assuming you mean buildURL() from Ember.Data.

Isn’t that method being called whenever a request is made? That means that you don’t need bindings/observers, as the URL will be built with every call the App.Whatever.find() etc.

Please clarify if I’m missing something.

@seilund Yes I do mean buildURL() from Sorry if I was not clear.

The issue is that is only appears to be called once, and the value stored. Though I am not quite sure why, or how to override this behavior. I was considering sending data like a user session token (to validate that the session is still valid) as well as some other use cases however everything I have tried recently fails.

Hmm… shows that buildURL doesn’t store any state. And its used like this fx where you can see that it calls buildURL everytime.

JSBin that shows the issue?

@seilund I am in the middle of upgrading my app to rc4, I am wondering if it is something in my rc3 build. I’ll try and update once i get my app running again.

Is it possible to pass values from route to buildUrl?

Something like

App.ArticlesRoute = Ember.Route.extend({
  model: function() {
    var token = this.controllerFor('login').get('token');
    return'article', {token: token});

How to get this value inside buildURL? Or maybe there is a better way to do it?