Angular 2 Read from an Restful API in Angular2


Example

To separate API logic from the component, we are creating the API client as a separate class. This example class makes a request to Wikipedia API to get random wiki articles.

    import { Http, Response } from '@angular/http';
    import { Injectable } from '@angular/core';
    import { Observable }     from 'rxjs/Observable';
    import 'rxjs/Rx';
    
    @Injectable()
    export class WikipediaService{
        constructor(private http: Http) {}
    
        getRandomArticles(numberOfArticles: number)
        {
            var request = this.http.get("https://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?action=query&list=random&format=json&rnlimit=" + numberOfArticles);
            return request.map((response: Response) => {
                return response.json();
            },(error) => {
                console.log(error);
                //your want to implement your own error handling here.
            });
        }
    }

And have a component to consume our new API client.

import { Component, OnInit } from '@angular/core';
import { WikipediaService } from './wikipedia.Service';

@Component({
    selector: 'wikipedia',
    templateUrl: 'wikipedia.component.html'
})
export class WikipediaComponent implements OnInit {
    constructor(private wikiService: WikipediaService) { }

    private articles: any[] = null;
    ngOnInit() { 
        var request = this.wikiService.getRandomArticles(5);
        request.subscribe((res) => {
            this.articles = res.query.random;
        });
    }
}