If you work on a large Ruby on Rails application with a lot of routes in the
config/routes.rb file, you can now easily split that into multiple files. Rails 6.1 brought back the feature that allows you to load external route files from the router.
According to the Rails 6.1 changelog:
This feature existed back in 2012 but got reverted with the incentive that Routing Concerns was a better approach. Turned out that this wasn’t fully the case and loading external route files from the router can be helpful for applications with a really large set of routes. Without this feature, application needs to implement routes reloading themselves and it’s not straightforward.
You can split your large
routes.rb file by using the
draw macro. This code sample should be self-explanatory:
get 'foo', to: 'foo#bar'
# This will load `config/routes/admin.rb`
namespace :admin do
admin.rb can be located inside the
config/routes directory or any sub-directory, for example
Also don’t forget that you shouldn’t surround the code inside the
admin.rb file with the
This feature was introduced by the PR 37892.