AngularJS Custom filters

Simple filter example

Filters format the value of an expression for display to the user. They can be used in view templates, controllers or services. This example creates a filter (addZ) then uses it in a view. All this filter does is add a capital 'Z' to the end of the string.


angular.module('main', [])
    .filter('addZ', function() {
            return function(value) {
                return value + "Z";
    .controller('MyController', ['$scope', function($scope) {
        $scope.sample = "hello";


Inside the view, the filter is applied with the following syntax: { variable | filter}. In this case, the variable we defined in the controller, sample, is being filtered by the filter we created, addZ.

<div ng-controller="MyController">
   <span>{{sample | addZ}}</span>

Expected output


Use a filter in a controller, a service or a filter

You will have to inject $filter:

  .module('filters', [])
  .filter('percentage', function($filter) {
    return function (input) {
      return $filter('number')(input * 100) + ' %';

Create a filter with parameters

By default, a filter has a single parameter: the variable it is applied on. But you can pass more parameter to the function:

  .module('app', [])
  .controller('MyController', function($scope) {
    $scope.example = 0.098152;
  .filter('percentage', function($filter) {
    return function (input, decimals) {
      return $filter('number')(input * 100, decimals) + ' %';

Now, you can give a precision to the percentage filter:

<span ng-controller="MyController">{{ example | percentage: 2 }}</span>
=> "9.81 %"

... but other parameters are optional, you can still use the default filter:

<span ng-controller="MyController">{{ example | percentage }}</span>
=> "9.8152 %"