Can’t set state in componentWillMount

Posted by Prem Tiwari | Updated on

You’re making an API call which is async. So, the setState will be invoke only after receiving the data. It does not do anything with componentWillMount or componentDidMount. You need to handle the empty message in your render. When you receive your data from the API, set that data to the state and component will re-render with the new state which will be reflected in your render.

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