Passing Information from Twig to JavaScript

Passing Information from Twig to JavaScript

In Symfony applications, you may find that you need to pass some dynamic data (e.g. user information) from Twig to your JavaScript code. One great way to pass dynamic configuration is by storing information in data attributes and reading them later in JavaScript. For example:

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<div class="js-user-rating" data-is-authenticated="{{ app.user ? 'true' : 'false' }}">
    <!-- ... -->
</div>

Fetch this in JavaScript:

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// jquery isn't required, but makes things simple
var $ = require('jquery');

$(document).ready(function() {
    var isAuthenticated = $('.js-user-rating').data('is-authenticated');
});

There is no size limit for the value of the data- attributes, so you can store any content. In Twig, use the html_attr escaping strategy to avoid messing with HTML attributes. For example, if your User object has some getProfileData() method that returns an array, you could do the following:

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<div data-user-profile="{{ app.user ? app.user.profileData|json_encode|e('html_attr') : '' }}">
    <!-- ... -->
</div>

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