(Quick Reference)



The create-controller command creates a controller and associated unit test for the given base name.


grails create-controller org.bookstore.book


Creates a controller for the given base name. For example for a base name "org.bookstore.book" a controller called BookController will be created in the grails-app/controllers/org/bookstore directory.

A controller is responsible for handling incoming web requests and performing actions such as redirects, rendering views and so on. For more information on controllers refer to the section on Controllers

Note that this command is just for convenience and you can also create controllers in your favourite text editor or IDE if you choose.


grails create-controller [name]

Fired Events:

  • CreatedFile - When the controller is created