A list of Play Framework controller action results (result types)

When you’re writing Play Framework controller actions, you’re typically going to be returning a Play Results, with the most common result being Ok. However, your controller actions can return many different result types. This table shows some of the most common result types that you can use instead of Ok:

Accepted              202
BadGateway            502
BadRequest            400
Conflict              409
Created               201
EntityTooLarge        413
Forbidden             403
Found                 302
GatewayTimeout        504
Gone                  410
InternalServerError   500
Locked                423
MethodNotAllowed      405
MovedPermanently      301
NotAcceptable         406
NotFound              404
NotImplemented        501
NotModified           304
Ok                    200
Redirect
RequestTimeout        408
ServiceUnavailable    503
Status(code: Int)     specify your own status code
TemporaryRedirect     307
TooManyRequest        429
Unauthorized          401

You can see a full list of Results types at this URL:

And you can read more about Play actions at this URL:

(Note that those URLs are for the Play Framework version 2.2.x.)

You can also see the possible result types in your IDE by creating an instance of play.api.mvc.Results and then using your IDE’s code-assist feature.

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