Vlady Veselinov Vlady Veselinov - 1 year ago 77
React JSX Question

How to redirect to 404 if no data from external API (universal React + Redux app)?

I have a route with params and I want to render/redirect to a 404 route if an action returns no data from an external API. What would be the most sensible way to do this?

This is the router:

export default (
<Route path="/" component={App}>
<Route path=":venueName" component={Venue} />
<Route path="*" component={NotFound} />

The Venue component is connected to Redux and fires a action:

// ...
componentWillMount() {
// want to redirect to 404 if this returns success === false
// ...

Action looks like this:

export const fetchVenue = (id) => ({
type: 'FETCH_VENUE',
payload: axios.get('http://someAddress/api/venues/id'),

The problem I have here is how do I figure out to do this with server-side rendering and for any amount of routes. I'm using "match" from react-router in express to render the markup. Please me know if you want me to post more code.

Answer Source

The component isn't the right place for this kind of logic, IMHO. I do this in my action, and use react-router's `browserHistory. So something like:

export function fetchBrand(id) {
  return function(dispatch) {
    fetchData(`brands/${id}`, {
      headers: { 'X-Token-Auth': localStorage.getItem('token')}
    }).then(response => {
        type: FETCH_BRAND_SUCCESS,
        payload: response
    }).catch(err => {
       if (err.response.status == 404) {

And I'd have some sort of route to my404page, for example.