How to make AJAX request in redux

For all I know, I have to write request in action create. How to use a promise in action for submitting a request? I am getting data in action. Then new state is created in reducer. Bind action and reducer in connect. But I don’t know how to use promise for request.

Action

import $ from 'jquery';
export const GET_BOOK = 'GET_BOOK';

export default function getBook() {
  return {
    type: GET_BOOK,
    data: $.ajax({
      method: "GET",
      url: "/api/data",
      dataType: "json"
    }).success(function(data){
      return data;
    })
  };
}

Reducer

import {GET_BOOK} from '../actions/books';

const booksReducer = (state = initialState, action) => {
  switch (action.type) {
    case GET_BOOK:
      return state;
    default:
      return state;
  }
};

export default booksReducer;

Container
How display data in container?

import React, { Component, PropTypes } from 'react';
import { connect } from 'react-redux';
import getBook  from '../actions/books';
import Radium from 'radium';
import {Link} from 'react-router';

function mapStateToProps(state) {
  return {
    books: state.data.books,
  };
}

function mapDispatchToProps(dispatch) {
  return {
    getBooks: () => dispatch(getBook()),
  };
}

@Radium
@connect(mapStateToProps, mapDispatchToProps)
class booksPage extends Component {
  static propTypes = {
    getBooks: PropTypes.func.isRequired,
    books: PropTypes.array.isRequired,
  };

  render() {
    const {books} = this.props;
    return (
      <div>
        <Link to={`/authors`}><MUIButton style="flat">All Authors</MUIButton></Link>
        <ul>
          {books.map((book, index) =>
            <li key={index}>
              <Link to={`/book/${book.name}`}><MUIButton style="flat"><div class="mui--text-black mui--text-display4">
                "{book.name}"</div></MUIButton></Link>
              <Link to={`/author/${book.author}`}><MUIButton style="flat"><div class="mui--text-black mui--text-display4">
                {book.author}</div></MUIButton></Link>
            </li>
          )}
        </ul>
      </div>
    );
  }
}

export default booksPage;

Answer

Since you are already using redux you can apply redux-thunk middleware which allows you to define async actions.

Installation & usage: Redux-thunk

export function fetchBook(id) {
 return dispatch => {
   dispatch(setLoadingBookState()); // Show a loading spinner
   fetch(`/book/${id}`, (response) => {
     dispatch(doneFetchingBook()); // Hide loading spinner
     if(response.status == 200){
       dispatch(setBook(response.json)); // Use a normal function to set the received state
     }else { 
       dispatch(someError)
     }
   })
 }
}

function setBook(data) {
 return { type: 'SET_BOOK', data: data };
}

Attribution
Source : Link , Question Author : Disa Skolzin , Answer Author : Jens

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