react-dotenv
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react-dotenv 🎛

Load environment variables dynamically for your React applications created with CRA (Create-React-App).

Installation

npm install react-dotenv

Usage

1. Setup your project

Open your project's package.json file and:

  1. Add an .env file to your project root (or just load from the system environment variables).
  2. Add the react-dotenv NPM command to your start, build (and your serve commands).
  3. Add the react-dotenv.whitelist property to package.json to specify which variables you need exposed.

Example

package.json:

{
  "name": "my-react-app",
  "version": "0.1.0",
  "dependencies": {
    "react": "^16.13.1",
    "react-dom": "^16.13.1",
    "react-dotenv": "^0.1.0",
    "react-scripts": "3.4.3",
    "serve": "^11.3.2"
  },
  "scripts": {
    "start": "react-dotenv && react-scripts start", // <-- append command
    "build": "react-dotenv && react-scripts build", // <-- append command
    "serve": "react-dotenv && serve build", // <-- append command
    "test": "react-scripts test",
    "eject": "react-scripts eject"
  },
  "eslintConfig": {
    "extends": "react-app"
  },
  "browserslist": {
    "production": [">0.2%", "not dead", "not op_mini all"],
    "development": ["last 1 chrome version", "last 1 firefox version", "last 1 safari version"]
  },
  // Add the react-dotenv configuration
  "react-dotenv": {
    "whitelist": ["API_URL"]
  }
}

2. Run your project

npm start

Now your project have the environment variables loaded globally in the window.env property.

3. Read the environment variables

You can access the environment variables from your code in two ways:

A. Using the react-dotenv library

import React from "react";
import env from "react-dotenv";

export function MyComponent() {
  return <div>{env.API_URL}</div>;
}

B. Using the window.env global variable

import React from "react";

export function MyComponent() {
  return <div>{window.env.API_URL}</div>;
}

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