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Taqueria Toolkit

A client-side package to load Taqueria config and state into a (d)App.


  1. Initialize a taqueria project: taq init
  2. Create an app in ./app.
  3. In app, install the toolkit: npm i -S @taqueria/toolkit.
  4. In your app, use the toolkit to get an address of an originated contract:
import {loadFromEnv, getAliasAddress} from "@taqueria/toolkit"
const config = await loadFromEnv(process.env)
const address = getAliasAddress(config, "hello-tacos")
  1. Build the app with the needed environment variables: withTaq --projectdir ./ npm run app:build.

This will populate environment variables needed by the toolkit

Using with create-react-app

  1. Initialize a taqueria project: taq init
  2. Create a react app: npx create-react-app ./app --template typescript
  3. In ./app/.env, add SKIP_PREFLIGHT_CHECK=true.
  4. In ./app, run: npm install
  5. In ./app, run: npm i -S @taqueria/toolkit.
  6. In ./app, edit index.tsx to pass environment variables to the App component:
<App env={process.env}/>
  1. In ./app, edit App.tsx to include the toolkit:
import {loadFromEnv, getAliasAddress} from "@taqueria/toolkit"

type AppProps = {
  env: Record<string, string|undefined>

function App(props: AppProps) {
    const [contractAddress, setContractAddress] = useState<string|undefined>(undefined)

    useEffect(async ()=>{
        const config = await loadFromEnv(props.env)
        // "hello-tacos" is the name of the contract
        setContractAddress(getAliasAddress(config, "hello-tacos"))
  1. Adjust the build and start scripts in package.json to use the toolkit to populate the necessary environment variables:
"scripts": {
    "start": "withTaq --projectDir ../ --prefix REACT_APP_ react-scripts start",
    "build": "withTaq --projectDir ../ --prefix REACT_APP_ react-scripts build",

How it works

The withTaq command populates the environment with variables needed by the toolkit. These variables will include your Taqueria & environment configuration:

TAQ_CONFIG=[base64 encoded data]
TAQ_CONFIG_LOCAL_DEVELOPMENT=[base64 encoded data]
TAQ_CONFIG_LOCAL_TESTING=[base64 encoded data]

An environment variable will exist for each environment configuration file that exists in your Taqueria project.

These environment variables are then consumed in your app using loadFromEnv:

import loadFromEnv from `@taqueria/toolkit`
const config = await loadFromEnv(process.env)

Rather than having to set these environment variables manually, you can wrap a command using withTaq:

withTaq --projectDir ../ npm run build

The above command is an example of how you would populate the environment variables needed when running npm run build.

Advanced Usage:

In some cases and app frameworks, environment variables need special prefixes to be included in your app's environment context. For instance, apps created using create-react-app will only have access to environment variables with the REACT_APP_ prefix. To handle this, two modifications are required:

Adjust withTaq to use the prefix

withTaq --projectDir ../ --prefix "REACT_APP_" npm run build

Adjust the loadFromEnv call to use the prefix

import loadFromEnv from `@taqueria/toolkit`
const config = await loadFromEnv(process.env, "REACT_APP_")

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