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Version: 5.0


function useFetcher(
endpoint: Endpoint,
throttle?: boolean = false,
): FetchFunction;

type FetchFunction = (
params: object,
body: object | void,
updateParams?: OptimisticUpdateParams[]
) => Promise<any>;

type OptimisticUpdateParams = [
destShape: Endpoint,
destParams: object,
updateFunction: (sourceResults: object, destResults: object) => object,

Mostly useful for imperatively triggering mutation effects.

However, this hook is actually used by the retrieval hooks (useRetrieve(), useCache(), useResource()). Using it with a side-effect free Endpoint like detail() can be done to force a refresh imperatively.

throttle?: boolean = false

By default all calls force the fetch, however by calling with throttle=true identical in-flight requests will be deduped.


function CreatePost() {
const create = useFetcher(PostResource.create());
// create as (body: Readonly<Partial<PostResource>>, params?: Readonly<object>) => Promise<any>

return (
<form onSubmit={e => create({}, new FormData(}>{/* ... */}</form>
function UpdatePost({ id }: { id: string }) {
const update = useFetcher(PostResource.update());
// update as (body: Readonly<Partial<PostResource>>, params?: Readonly<object>) => Promise<any>

return (
<form onSubmit={e => update({ id }, new FormData(}>
{/* ... */}
function PostListItem({ post }: { post: PostResource }) {
const del = useFetcher(PostResource.delete());
// del as (body: any, params: Readonly<object>) => Promise<any>

return (
<button onClick={() => del({ id: })}>X</button>

updateParams: [destEndpoint, destParams, updateFunction][]

The optional third argument to the fetch function returned by useFetcher() is a list of tuples that tell Rest Hooks additional updates that should take place.

The result cache will be updated based on the destEndpoint with destParams applied. (e.g., destEndpoint.key(destParams) would find the location in the cache.)

The third argument is a function to run on that result cache.

updateFunction: (sourceResults, destResults) => destResults

This function takes two arguments and returns the new result state to be placed in the destination. (Result state resembles the shape of the actual response, except all entities are replaced with their primary keys.) The first argument to the update function is the result of the resolved value of the given fetch call. The second argument is the existing result state of the destination.


This will insert the newly created article id onto the end of the list endpoint with {} params.

const createArticle = useFetcher(ArticleResource.create());

createArticle({}, { id: 1 }, [
(newArticleID: string, articleIDs: string[] | undefined) => [
...(articleIDs || []),

This shows the same concept, but for a custom list endpoint.

class ArticlePaginatedResource extends Resource {
static list<T extends Resource>() {
return super.list().extend({
schema: { results: this[], nextPage: '' },
const createArticle = useFetcher(ArticleResource.create());

createArticle({}, { id: 1 }, [
(newArticleID: string, articleIDs: { results: string[] } | undefined) => ({
results: [...articleIDs?.results, newArticleID],

Useful Endpoints to send

Resource provides these built-in:

  • create()
  • update()
  • partialUpdate()
  • delete()

Feel free to add your own Endpoint as well.


As this is the most basic hook to dispatch network requests with rest-hooks it will run through all normal fetch processing like updating the normalized cache, etc.