Cannot create custom controller

System Information
  • Strapi Version: 4.15.5
  • Operating System: macOs
  • Database: Sqlite
  • Node Version: v18.12.1
  • NPM Version: 9.2.0
  • Yarn Version: 1.22.19

Following documentation I’m trying to extend controller like this:

import { factories } from "@strapi/strapi";


export default factories.createCoreController("api::revision.revision", () => ({
  async create(ctx) {
    const { id } = ctx.state.user;
    console.log({ id });
    (ctx.request.body as any) = id;
    const entity = await strapi.entityService.create(
    return entity;

But without luck. Seems strapi is ignoring it. Using API I can create a record, but without user id provided. console.log also does not show anything neither the first one with string “createCoreController”, nor with id.

What am I doing wrong?

Where are you making this change. Which file are you in?

To extend the controller you have to make sure it is following this temlate.


const { createCoreController } = require('@strapi/strapi').factories;

module.exports = createCoreController('', ({ strapi }) =>  ({

  async create(ctx) {
    // validateQuery (optional)
    // to throw an error on query params that are invalid or the user does not have access to
    await this.validateQuery(ctx);

    // sanitizeQuery to remove any query params that are invalid or the user does not have access to
    // It is strongly recommended to use sanitizeQuery even if validateQuery is used
    const sanitizedQueryParams = await this.sanitizeQuery(ctx);
    const { results, pagination } = await strapi.service('').find(sanitizedQueryParams);
    const sanitizedResults = await this.sanitizeOutput(results, ctx);

    return this.transformResponse(sanitizedResults, { pagination });

Notice how they are ./src/api/restaurant/controllers/restaurant.js using the collections existing file. Not sure if this is what you are doing.

Thank you for you answer. The file is correct. In my case it is src/api/revision/controllers/revision.ts. The template you provided in general is the same as mine, but strapi ignores it.

Same problem here…