Fetch driver


fetch driver is for you if you like using Fetch API to make AJAX requests.


First, install the driver:

$ npm install @redux-requests/fetch

or you can just use CDN: https://unpkg.com/@redux-requests/fetch.

You might want to also install Fetch API polyfill, like isomorphic-fetch:

$ npm install isomorphic-fetch

but this depends on browsers you want to support and is totally optional. The same goes for any AbortController polyfill.


Before you can use fetch driver, first pass it to handleRequests:

import 'isomorphic-fetch'; // or a different fetch polyfill
import { handleRequests } from '@redux-requests/core';
import { createDriver } from '@redux-requests/fetch';
driver: createDriver(
baseURL: 'https://my-domain.com' // optional - it works like axios baseURL, prepending all relative urls
AbortController: window.AbortController, // optional, if your browser supports
//AbortController or you use a polyfill like https://github.com/mo/abortcontroller-polyfill

Then, you can start using Fetch API config in your requests actions. For example, in order to create Fetch API requests, below:

fetch('/users', {
method: 'POST',
body: JSON.stringify(data),
headers: {
'Content-Type': 'application/json',

should be translated to this request action:

const fetchUsers = data => ({
type: 'FETCH_USERS',
request: {
url: '/users/',
method: 'POST',
body: JSON.stringify(data),
headers: {
'Content-Type': 'application/json',

The point is, you can use the same request config like you do with pure Fetch API. The only difference is that you need to pass url in the config itself.

Also, one additional parameter you could provide in the config is responseType, which is set as json by default. Available response types are: 'arraybuffer', 'blob', 'formData', 'json', 'text', or null (if you don't want a response stream to be read for the given response).

Moreover, as you probably deducted from responseType option in config, this driver reads response streams automatically for you (depending on responseType you choose) and sets it as response.data, so instead of doing response.json(), just read response.data.

Extra response attributes

fetch driver supports headers and status attributes inside response (next to data).

Last updated on by Konrad