STRING, can be read and
set, but not
Available in all subroutines.
The full path, including query parameters.
In the request
req.url will contain
Try it out
req.url is used in the following solution recipes. Recipes apply VCL to real-world use cases and can be deployed as-is, or adapted for your own service. See the full list of recipesfor more inspiration.
Click RUN on a sample below to provision a Fastly service, execute the code on Fastly, and see how the function behaves.
Preflighting for flags
Park request, make a different request first, use the response to annotate the real origin request (or make decisions about how to route it).
URL path based routing for microservices
Send request to different origin servers based on the URL path.
Rewrite URL path
Receive a request for one path but request a different path from origin, without a redirect.
Google Cloud Storage origin (public)
Use a public GCS bucket as a backend for your Fastly service.
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