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React Hooks + Redux: CRUD example with Axios and Rest API

tienbku profile image Tien Nguyen Originally published at bezkoder.com Updated on ・5 min read

In this tutorial, I will show you how to build a React Redux Hooks + Axios example by a CRUD Application to consume Rest API.

Full Article: https://bezkoder.com/react-hooks-redux-crud/

Overview of React Hooks Redux CRUD example

We will build a React Redux Tutorial Application with Rest API calls in that:

  • Each Tutorial has id, title, description, published status.
  • We can create, retrieve, update, delete Tutorials.
  • There is a Search bar for finding Tutorials by title.

Here are screenshots of our React Redux CRUD Application.

  • Create a Tutorial:

react-hooks-redux-crud-example-create-tutorial

  • Retrieve all Tutorials:

react-hooks-redux-crud-example-retrieve-tutorial

  • Click on Edit button to update a Tutorial:

react-hooks-redux-crud-example-retrieve-one-tutorial

On this Page, you can:

  • change status to Published using Publish button
  • delete the item using Delete button
  • update the item details with Update button

react-hooks-redux-crud-example-update-tutorial

  • Search Tutorials by title:

react-hooks-redux-crud-example-search-tutorial

  • Check Redux State with Dev-tool:

react-hooks-redux-crud-example-check-redux-state

This React Client consumes the following Web API:

Methods Urls Actions
POST /api/tutorials create new Tutorial
GET /api/tutorials retrieve all Tutorials
GET /api/tutorials/:id retrieve a Tutorial by :id
PUT /api/tutorials/:id update a Tutorial by :id
DELETE /api/tutorials/:id delete a Tutorial by :id
DELETE /api/tutorials delete all Tutorials
GET /api/tutorials?title=[keyword] find all Tutorials which title contains keyword

You can find step by step to build a Server like this in one of these posts:

React Hooks Redux CRUD Component Diagram with Router & Axios

Now look at the React components that we're gonna implement:

react-hooks-redux-crud-example-components

– The App component is a container with React Router. It has navbar that links to routes paths.

– Three pages that dispatch actions to Redux Thunk Middleware which uses TutorialDataService to call Rest API:

  • TutorialsList gets and displays Tutorials.
  • Tutorial has form for editing Tutorial's details based on :id.
  • AddTutorial has form for submission new Tutorial.

TutorialDataService uses axios to make HTTP requests and receive responses.

React Hooks + Redux with API example

This diagram shows how Redux elements work in our React Hooks Application:

react-hooks-redux-crud-example-redux-store

We're gonna create Redux store for storing tutorials data. Other React Components will work with the Store via dispatching an action or getting value using React-Redux Hooks API.

The reducer will take the action and return new state.

Technology

  • React 17/16
  • react-redux 7.2.3
  • redux 4.0.5
  • redux-thunk 2.3.0
  • react-router-dom 5.2.0
  • axios 0.21.1
  • bootstrap 4

Project Structure

react-hooks-redux-crud-example-project-structure

I'm gonna explain it briefly.

  • package.json contains main modules: react, react-router-dom, react-redux, redux, redux-thunk, axios & bootstrap.
  • App is the container that has Router & navbar.
  • There are 3 pages: TutorialsList, Tutorial, AddTutorial.
  • http-common.js initializes axios with HTTP base Url and headers.
  • TutorialService has methods for sending HTTP requests to the Apis.
  • .env configures port for this React CRUD App.

About Redux elements that we're gonna use:

  • actions folder contains the action creator (tutorials.js for CRUD operations and searching).
  • reducers folder contains the reducer (tutorials.js) which updates the application state corresponding to dispatched action.

For step by step and Github, please visit:
https://bezkoder.com/react-hooks-redux-crud/

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Mark Erikson

Hi, I'm a Redux maintainer. Unfortunately, the patterns shown in this article are very outdated and actively go against how we recommend writing Redux code today :(

Please note that "modern Redux" code is very different than what most older tutorials show. We've introduced newer APIs like Redux Toolkit, which is a set of utilities that provide a light abstraction to simplify the most common Redux tasks, and the React-Redux hooks API, which is generally easier to use than the traditional connect API.

I strongly recommend reading through the newly rewritten official tutorials in the Redux docs, which have been specifically designed to teach you how Redux works and show our recommended practices:

  • "Redux Essentials" tutorial: teaches "how to use Redux, the right way", by building a real-world app using Redux Toolkit
  • "Redux Fundamentals" tutorial: teaches "how Redux works, from the bottom up", by showing how to write Redux code by hand and why standard usage patterns exist, and how Redux Toolkit simplifies those patterns

You should also read through the Redux "Style Guide" docs page, which explains our recommended patterns and best practices. Following those will result in better and more maintainable Redux apps.

In addition, the easiest way to start a new project is with the official Redux+JS template for Create-React-App. It comes with Redux Toolkit and the React-Redux hooks API already set up when the project is created.

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Tien Nguyen Author • Edited

Thank you for the feedback.

Maybe this is what I have used and should be updated with new Redux Toolkit?

  • hand-written immutable update logic
  • use "actions" constants
  • separate "actions" and "reducers" files