Route already used by (other) component


I’ve created an App and wish to have two resources in it, the frontend sitting under mydomain/ and the backend sitting under mydomain/api/.

I’ve created the backend resource first (it’s an express.js app, works, also has its own router) and it is now stuck with serving the /, I can’t find how to change it. I can add more HTTP Request Routes but not remove the root one. When I try to have the frontend serve /, I get the error “Route already in use by the [backend] component”.

How do I make it so that the backend serves mydomain/api/ and the frontend all the other routes including root?

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Bobby Iliev
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February 13, 2023

Hi there,

I believe that you should be able to edit the default route rather than adding a new one and then deleting the default route:

  • Go to the App Platform
  • Click on Settings
  • Click on your backend component
  • Scroll down to Routes
  • Change the / route and add the /api prefix
  • Then click the save button

After that try to change the route for the frontend component as well.

Let me know how it goes!