Nodejs trying to get button to navigate to other page in folder structure

Nodejs trying to get button to navigate to other page in folder structure
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#1

Howdy, campers.

I can’t seem to figure out how to get the View/Edit Data button on the index.html page to open the data.html page for the user.

Seems like it should be simple but I have so far been failing over and over again to get this to work! Any assistance is appreciated.


#2

DISREGARD, EVERYBODY!! I figured it out.


#3

In the page I am navigating from, I just did this:

 <!DOCTYPE html>
 <html>
     <head>
         <title>Intro to Node and MongoDB</title>
     </head>

     <body>
         <h1>Intro to Node and MongoDB</h1>
         <form method="post" action="/addname">
             <label>Enter Your Name</label><br>
             <input type="text" name="firstName" placeholder="Enter first name..." required>
             <input type="text" name="lastName" placeholder="Enter last name..." required>
            <input type="submit" value="Add Name">
       </form>
    

         <form action="/goData" method = "get">
          <button>View/Edit Data</button>
        </form>     

    </body>
 </html>

and then on the main js page I did this:

   var express = require("express");
   var app = express();
   var port = process.env.PORT || 8080;
   var bodyParser = require('body-parser');
   app.use(bodyParser.json());
   app.use(bodyParser.urlencoded({ extended: true }));
   var path = process.cwd();

   app.use('/controllers', express.static(process.cwd() + '/app/controllers'));
   app.use('/public', express.static(process.cwd() + '/public'));

   var mongoose = require("mongoose");
   mongoose.Promise = global.Promise;
   mongoose.connect("mongodb://localhost:27017/myapp");
  var nameSchema = new mongoose.Schema({
      firstName: String,
      lastName: String
   });
  var User = mongoose.model("User", nameSchema);

  app.get("/", (req, res) => {
     res.sendFile(__dirname + "/public/index.html");
  });



  app.post("/addname", (req, res) => {
    var myData = new User(req.body);
   myData.save()
       .then(item => {
           res.send("Name saved to database");
      })
      .catch(err => {
          res.status(400).send("Unable to save to database");
      });
});


app.route('/goData')
 	.get(function (req, res) {
		res.sendFile(path + '/public/data.html');
	});


app.listen(port, () => {
    console.log("Server listening on port " + port);
});