Mastering Asynchronous Operations in useEffect


React useEffect hook can be a little tricky when dealing with asynchronous operations like fetching data from an API. Here's a simple way to handle it.

import React, { useEffect, useState } from 'react'; function Example() { const [data, setData] = useState([]); useEffect(() => { const fetchData = async () => { const response = await fetch(''); const data = await response.json(); setData(data); }; fetchData(); }, []); return ( // Render your component ); }

In this example, we define an async function inside useEffect and immediately call it. This avoids directly adding async to useEffect which could lead to race conditions. Also, remember to include any dependencies in the dependency array (the second argument to useEffect), in this case it's an empty array because we only want to fetch data once on component mount.

By following this pattern, you can effectively manage asynchronous operations within useEffect. Happy coding!

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