using map in useeffect

Using Map in useEffect

If you are working on a React project, you might have come across the useEffect hook. It is used to perform side effects in functional components. One of the common use cases of the useEffect hook is to fetch data from an API and display it on the screen. But what if you want to display multiple items on the screen? You can use the map function to achieve that.


Let's say you have an API that returns an array of objects like this:

    "id": 1,
    "name": "John"
    "id": 2,
    "name": "Jane"

You can fetch this data using the useEffect hook and store it in state using the useState hook:

import React, { useState, useEffect } from 'react';
import axios from 'axios';

function App() {
  const [users, setUsers] = useState([]);

  useEffect(() => {
      .then(response => setUsers(;
  }, []);

  return (
        { => (
          <li key={}>{}</li>

export default App;

In the example above, we first import React, useState, useEffect, and axios. We then define a function component called App. Inside App, we define a state variable called users using the useState hook. We also define an effect using the useEffect hook. Inside the effect, we make a GET request to the API and update the users state variable with the response. We pass an empty array as the second argument to useEffect to ensure that the effect runs only once when the component mounts.

In the return statement, we render a list of users using the map function. We use the key prop to provide a unique key to each list item.


Using map in useEffect is a common pattern in React. It allows you to display multiple items on the screen by mapping over an array of objects. You can also use other array methods like filter, reduce, and forEach in conjunction with useEffect to manipulate data.

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