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Is there a way to disable Thymeleaf, or only enable for certain REST calls?

For instance, I have a basic POST that returns an html called “result” using Thymeleaf. This works and is cool.

public String greetingSubmit(@ModelAttribute Greeting greeting) {
    return "result";

But I have another totally unrelated method, that does something different, and returns not a template.

@PostMapping(value = "/otherstuff", headers = "content-type=multipart/*")
public Object otherStuff( @RequestParam("file") MultipartFile dataFile ) = {
    //totally unrelated stuff
    return resultList;

Naturally, I get an exception:

org.thymeleaf.exceptions.TemplateInputException: Error resolving template "/otherstuff", template might not exist or might not be accessible by any of the configured Template Resolvers 

because I’m intentionally not resolving a template. Can I turn off ThymeLeaf for this method? My Rest API is multi-purpose, and it would be rather unhelpful if ThymeLeaf ends up disrupting the whole project.




Just to provide a separate answer for this question.

As stated in the comments, you should use @ResponseBody annotation on your method.
That’s all you need.

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