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    A React hook that provides data fetching behavior.


    Install it with npm:

    npm install use-fetch-hook

    or with yarn:

    yarn add use-fetch-hook

    Example usage

    import React from 'react';
    import useFetch from 'use-fetch-hook';
    const url = "";
    function NiceComponent() {
      const [delay, setDelay] = useState(3000);
      const { value, isLoading, error } = useFetch({ url, delay });
      if (isLoading) return <p>Loading...</p>;
      if (error) return <p>{error}</p>;
      return (
          <button onClick={() => setDelay(delay + 1000)}>Increase delay</button>
          <button onClick={() => setDelay(delay - 1000)}>Decrease delay</button>
          <button onClick={() => setDelay(null)}>Pause requests</button>

    What you can do with useFetch

    • Render a loading screen or an error message depending on the state of a request.
    • Dynamically specify a delay in milliseconds between requests. Internally, it uses another hook, useInterval, the code for which is taken from this post.
    • Specify a custom function that performs a request (e.g. axios.get). Unless otherwise specified, fetch is used.
    • Specify a custom function that parses a response. Unless otherwise specified, Body.json() is used.
    • Provide an options object like { method: "POST" }.

    Note that a new request is made when the URL changes.
    However, if requests are not scheduled with delay and URL does not change, you must manually update data by using requestData.


    useFetch takes a single object with the following arguments:

    • url : a URL that is used to perform a request
    • options (optional) : an options object (undefined by default)
    • delay (optional) : a delay in milliseconds between requests (undefined by default, meaning only one request is made per URL)
    • fetchFn (optional) : a custom function that performs a request (window.fetch by default)
    • parseFn (optional) : a custom function that takes a response returned by fetchFn and parses it

    It returns an object with the following properties:

    • value : a parsed response (null by default)
    • isLoading : a Boolean value that represents whether a request is pending (true by default)
    • error : an error returned by a fetch function (null by default)
    • requestData: a function that performs the request (for forced/unscheduled updates)


    npm i use-fetch-hook

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