Phx template not found error

Hi everyone,

So I am trying to render in app.html.eex a partial that I have in /shared/_menu.html.eex folder in templates and i created a view for it in /views/menu_view.ex

menu_view.ex content

defmodule BlogApiWeb.MenuView do
  use BlogApiWeb, :view

app.html.eex part that renders this template

    <%= render BlogApiWeb.MenuView, "_menu.html", assigns %>
    <section role="main" class="container">
      <p class="alert alert-info" role="alert"><%= get_flash(@conn, :info) %></p>
      <p class="alert alert-danger" role="alert"><%= get_flash(@conn, :error) %></p>
      <%= render @view_module, @view_template, assigns %>

      <script type="text/javascript" src="<%= Routes.static_path(@conn, "/js/app.js") %>"></script>

The error

Request: GET /
** (exit) an exception was raised:
    ** (Phoenix.Template.UndefinedError) Could not render "_menu.html" for BlogApiWeb.MenuView, please define a matching clause for render/2 or define a template at "lib/blog_api_web/templates/menu". No templates were compiled for this module.

So i am wondering why do I get this error and why it is pattern matching with this

      defp render_template(template, assigns) do
        template_not_found(template, Map.put(assigns, :__phx_template_not_found__, __MODULE__))

from here

Also full code on github here

Thanks in advance

I believe it’s because your view is called “MenuView”.
Phoenix will look for your template in ./templates/menu but your template is not there.


I will try your suggestion tomorrow and come back with the results. Thanks @i-n-g-m-a-r for the reply.

:+1: :+1:

Thanks @i-n-g-m-a-r it worked

So if I want to use shared my view would be

defmodule BlogApiWeb.SharedView do
  use BlogApiWeb, :view