ng-repeat with ng-include not working

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I am trying to use an ng-repeat that includes an ng-include. The problem is that the first element in the ng-repeat is just the ng-include template with none of the data from the ng-repeat filled in. Is there a way I can somehow bind the template from the ng-include so it works on the first ng-repeat?

<div ng-repeat="item in items">
    <div ng-include src="'views/template.html'"></div>

For example, if my ng-repeat contains 10 items, then the first item that is rendered will just be the empty template. Items 2-10 WILL be rendered as they should be. What am I doing wrong?

How to solve :

I know you bored from this bug, So we are here to help you! Take a deep breath and look at the explanation of your problem. We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first method because it is tested & true method that will 100% work for you.

Method 1

First make sure that the data that is contained in the first index of items actually has the data that you want.

One possible solution to your problem would be to simply not show the first index of the ng-repeat:

<div ng-repeat="item in items" ng-show="!$first">
   <div ng-include src="'views/template.html'"></div>

This may not actually tackle the root of your problem, but it may still get your application working a bit more like what you expect.

Another possible solution:

<div ng-repeat="item in items" ng-include="'views/template.html'"></div>

see example here:

One more possible fix just for good measure:

Use a component:


<div ng-repeat="item in items">


angular.module("app").directive("myInclude", function() {
return {
    restrict: "E",
    templateUrl: "/views/template.html"

Method 2

I ran into the same problem, and finally figured out that the first element has not been fetched and compiled in time for the first ng-repeat iteration. Using $templateCache will fix the problem.

You can cache your template in a script tag:

<script type="text/ng-template" id="templateId.html">
    <p>This is the content of the template</p>

Or in your app’s run function:

angular.module("app").run(function($http, $templateCache) {
    $http.get("/views/template.html", { cache: $templateCache });

You can also use $templateCache inside your directive, although it’s a bit harder to setup. If your templates are dynamic, I would recommend creating a template cache service. This SO question has some good examples of template caching inside a directive and a service:

Using $http and $templateCache from within a directive doesn't return results

Method 3

Using a directive worked for me:

In your case:

1) define a directive:

  .directive('mytemplate', function() {
    return {
      templateUrl: 'views/template.html'

2) use your new directive:

<mytemplate />

… or if you’re concerned about HTML validation:

<div mytemplate></div>

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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