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How to call HTTP delete using axios in React

Aug 9, 2022Abhishek EH2 Min Read
How to call HTTP delete using axios in React

In my previous article, I explained using axios in react. In this article, we will see how to call a delete API from react application using axios.

Project setup

First create a react app using the following command:

1npx create-react-app react-axios-delete

Now install axios using the following command:

1npm i axios

In App.js, add a delete button and bind a handler to it as shown below:

App.js
1function App() {
2 const deleteHandler = () => {}
3
4 return (
5 <div>
6 <button onClick={deleteHandler}>Delete</button>
7 </div>
8 )
9}
10
11export default App

Deleting using axios

We will be using the JSONPlaceholder API for demonstrating the delete functionality.

App.js
1import axios from "axios"
2
3function App() {
4 const deleteHandler = () => {
5 axios
6 .delete("https://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com/posts/1")
7 .then(response => {
8 console.log("deleted successfully!")
9 })
10 }
11
12 return (
13 <div>
14 <button onClick={deleteHandler}>Delete</button>
15 </div>
16 )
17}
18
19export default App

You can call the delete API as shown above.

Deleting using async await

If you want to use async await syntax, you can use the following code:

1const deleteHandler = async () => {
2 const response = await axios.delete(
3 "https://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com/posts/1"
4 )
5 console.log("deleted successfully!")
6}

Passing header while deleting

If you need to pass any headers to the delete request, you can do it as shown below:

1const deleteHandler = () => {
2 const headers = { foo: "bar" }
3 axios
4 .delete("https://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com/posts/1", { headers })
5 .then(response => {
6 console.log("deleted successfully!")
7 })
8}

Error handling which calling delete API

You can add a catch callback to handle errors:

1const deleteHandler = () => {
2 const headers = { foo: "bar" }
3 axios
4 .delete("https://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com/posts/1", { headers })
5 .then(response => {
6 console.log("deleted successfully!")
7 })
8 .catch(error => {
9 console.log("Something went wrong", error)
10 })
11}

If you are using async-await syntax, then you can wrap the code inside a try-catch block:

1const deleteHandler = async () => {
2 try {
3 const response = await axios.delete(
4 "https://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com/posts/1"
5 )
6 console.log("deleted successfully!")
7 } catch (error) {
8 console.log("Something went wrong", error)
9 }
10}

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