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Changes the scope of a controller


class BookController {

static scope = "session"

// … }


Unless specified by the grails.controllers.defaultScope property in application.yml, controllers by default are "prototype" scoped which means that a new controller will be created for each request. This behaviour can be set for an individual controller by specifying a scope attribute with one of the following values:

  • prototype (default) - A new controller will be created for each request (recommended for actions as Closure properties)
  • session - One controller is created for the scope of a user session
  • singleton - Only one instance of the controller ever exists (recommended for actions as methods)

See Controllers and Scopes in the user guide for more information.