This application has no explicit mapping for /error, so you are seeing this as a fallback.

this application has no explicit mapping for /error, so you are seeing this as a fallback. :

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Make sure that your main class is in a root package above other classes.

When you run a Spring Boot Application, (i.e. a class annotated with @SpringBootApplication), Spring will only scan the classes below your main class package.

com
   +- APP
         +- Application.java  <--- your main class should be here, above your controller classes
         |
         +- model
         |   +- user.java
         +- controller
             +- UserController.java

When we create a Spring boot application we annotate it with @SpringBootApplication annotation. This annotation ‘wraps up’ many other necessary annotations for the application to work. One such annotation is @ComponentScan annotation. This annotation tells Spring to look for Spring components and configure the application to run.

Your application class needs to be top of your package hierarchy, so that Spring can scan sub-packages and find out the other required components.

package com.test.spring.boot;
import org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication;
import org.springframework.boot.autoconfigure.SpringBootApplication;

@SpringBootApplication
public class App {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        SpringApplication.run(App.class, args);
    }
}

Below code snippet works as the controller package is under com.test.spring.boot package

package com.test.spring.boot.controller;

import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RequestMapping;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RestController;

@RestController
public class HomeController {

    @RequestMapping("/")
    public String home(){
        return "Hello World!";
    }
}

Below code snippet does NOT Work as the controller package is NOT under com.test.spring.boot package

package com.test.controller;

import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RequestMapping;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RestController;

@RestController
public class HomeController {

     @RequestMapping("/")
     public String home(){
         return "Hello World!";
     }
 }

From Spring Boot documentation:

Many Spring Boot developers always have their main class annotated with @Configuration@EnableAutoConfiguration and @ComponentScan. Since these annotations are so frequently used together (especially if you follow the best practices above), Spring Boot provides a convenient @SpringBootApplication alternative.

The @SpringBootApplication annotation is equivalent to using @Configuration@EnableAutoConfiguration and @ComponentScan with their default attributes


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In my case the controller class was annotated with @Controller. Changing that to @RestController resolved the problem. Basically @RestController is @Controller + @ResponseBody So either use @RestController , or @Controller with @ResponseBody annotation with each method.

Some useful notes here : https://www.genuitec.com/spring-frameworkrestcontroller-vs-controller/

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