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Is it possible to have optional route segments/variables with getCpRoutes() and getSiteRoutes()?

I'd like the following route to work, even if the URI only contains one segment ("myplugin") rather than two ("myplugin/somevalue"):

"myplugin/(?P<myVariable>[-\w]+)" => array( "action" => "myPlugin/myAction" )

How would the regexp look? Is it even possible, or do I need another route pointing to the same action, but omitting the myVariable segment?

This question is kind of a follow up to Route that should be matching numbers not matching a zero?

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    Did you try to simply make that capturing group optional myplugin/(?P<myVariable>[-\w]+)? or myplugin(/(?P<myVariable>[-\w]+))?? – carlcs Mar 8 '15 at 10:22
  • I did not, and the latter suggestion (myplugin(/(?P<myVariable>[-\w]+))?) works! Thanks a lot – feel free to add your comment as an answer. – Mats Mikkel Rummelhoff Mar 8 '15 at 10:27
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You can make a capturing group optional, simply append ? to it. In this case you'd need to add an additional group that includes the backslash and make it optional.

"myplugin(/(?P<myVariable>[-\w]+))?" => array("action" => "myPlugin/myAction")
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