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function makeRenderDataClient(
Provider: React.ComponentType<ProviderProps>,
): RenderDataClientFunction;

makeRenderDataClient() is useful to test hooks that rely on the Reactive Data Client. It creates a renderDataClient() function that mirrors @testing-library/react-hooks's renderHook() but does so with a <Suspense/> boundary as well as in a <Provider /> context.



interface ProviderProps {
children: React.ReactNode;
managers: Manager[];
initialState: State<unknown>;
Controller: typeof Controller;

The Reactive Data Client <DataProvider />

  • import { DataProvider } from @data-client/react;
  • import { DataProvider } from @data-client/react/redux;


Returned from makeRenderDataClient():

type RenderDataClientFunction = {
<P, R, T = any>(
callback: (props: P) => R,
options?: {
initialProps?: P;
initialFixtures?: Fixture[];
resolverFixtures?: (Fixture | Interceptor<T>)[];
getInitialInterceptorData?: () => T;
wrapper?: React.ComponentType;
): {
rerender: (props?: Props) => void;
result: {
current: Result;
error?: Error;
unmount: () => void;
/* @deprecated */
waitForNextUpdate: (options?: waitForOptions) => Promise<void>;
callback: () => Promise<T> | T,
options?: waitForOptions,
): Promise<T>;
controller: Controller;
cleanup(): void;
allSettled(): Promise<unknown>;

renderDataClient() creates a Provider context with new manager instances. This means each call to renderDataClient() will result in a completely fresh cache state as well as manager state.



Hooks to run inside React. Return value will become available in result


Can be used to prime the cache if test expects cache values to already be filled. Takes an array of fixtures

This has the same effect as initializing <DataProvider /> with mockInitialState()


These fixtures or interceptors are used to resolve any new requests. This is most useful for mocking imperative fetches like mutations, but can also allow testing suspending states or transitions.

Works by adding MockResolver as a wrapper.


Function that initializes the this attribute for all interceptors.


The initial values to pass to the callback function


Pass a React Component as the wrapper option to have it rendered around the inner element


Controller to dispatch imperative effects

it('should update', async () => {
const id = 5;
const payload = { title: 'first item', id, completed: false };
const { result, controller } = renderDataClient(
() => {
return useSuspense(TodoResource.get, { id });
initialFixtures: [
endpoint: TodoResource.get,
args: [{ id }],
response: [payload],
await act(() => {
await controller.fetch(TodoResource.update, {
title: 'updated title',
expect(result.current.title).toBe('updated title');


Cleans up all managers used in tests. Should be run in afterEach() to ensure each test starts fresh. This is especially important when mocking timers, as Reactive Data Client' internals relies on real timers to avoid race conditions.


Returns a promise that resolves once all inflight requests are completed.


  • result (object)
    • current (any) - the return value of the callback function
    • error (Error) - the error that was thrown if the callback function threw an error during rendering
  • waitForNextUpdate (function) - returns a Promise that resolves the next time the hook renders, commonly when state is updated as the result of a asynchronous action.
  • rerender (function([newProps])) - function to rerender the test component including any hooks called in the callback function. If newProps are passed, the will replace the initialProps passed the the callback function for future renders.
  • unmount (function()) - function to unmount the test component, commonly used to trigger cleanup effects for useEffect hooks.

@testing-library/react-hooks reference


import { DataProvider } from '@data-client/react';
import { makeRenderDataClient } from '@data-client/test';

const payload = {
id: 5,
title: 'hi ho',
content: 'whatever',
tags: ['a', 'best', 'react'],

beforeEach(() => {
renderDataClient = makeRenderDataClient(DataProvider);

it('should resolve useSuspense()', async () => {
const { result, waitFor } = renderDataClient(
() => {
return useSuspense(ArticleResource.get, payload);
resolverFixtures: [
endpoint: ArticleResource.get,
response: ({ id }) => ({ ...payload, id }),
endpoint: ArticleResource.partialUpdate,
response: ({ id }, body) => ({ ...body, id }),
await waitFor(() => expect(result.current).toBeDefined());
expect(result.current instanceof ArticleResource).toBe(true);
await controller.fetch(
{ id: 'abc123' },
{ title: 'updated title' },
expect(result.current.title).toBe('updated title');