Md Obydullah Howdy, I am Md Obydullah. I love to write the article which may help others. It's my passion.

Vue.js CLI Fetch Data from API with Axios

Last modified on May 14, 2019 2 min read

In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to fetch data from a third-party API using Axios.

Table of Contents

  1. Create a Vue CLI project
  2. Install Necessary Dependencies
  3. Add Bootstrap to Project
  4. Import Axios and Create Get Method
  5. The Final App.vue File
  6. Add ESLint File to Ignore Errors
  7. Run and Test

Step 1 : Create a Vue CLI Project

Go to your projects directory and create a project by typing this:

vue create vuejs-cli-api-get-request

Go to the folder:

cd vuejs-cli-api-get-request

Step 2 : Install Necessary Dependencies

At first, let’s install Axios by typing this command:

npm install axios --save

For front-end, we are going to install bootstrap, jQuery, and popper.js. We can install these three by one command:

npm install bootstrap jquery popper.js --save

Step 3 : Add Bootstrap to Project

We have already installed Bootstrap in our project. Open main.js from src folder using an editor and add these two lines:

import 'bootstrap'
import 'bootstrap/dist/css/bootstrap.min.css'

So, the main.js looks like:

main.js
import Vue from 'vue'
import App from './App.vue'

import 'bootstrap'
import 'bootstrap/dist/css/bootstrap.min.css'

Vue.config.productionTip = false

new Vue({
  render: h => h(App),
}).$mount('#app')

Step 4 : Import Axios and Create Get Method

Go to src folder and open App.vue file. We are going to import axios and create a get method. We are going to take dummy data from
https://reqres.in/api/users?page=1.

App.vue
<script>
import axios from "axios";

export default {
  name: 'app',
  data () {
    return {
      loading: false,
      all_users: null
    }
  },
  mounted () {
    this.loading = true;
    axios
      .get('https://reqres.in/api/users?page=1')
      .then(response => (this.all_users = response.data.data))
      .catch(error => console.log(error))
      .finally(() => this.loading = false)
  }
}
</script>

Step 5 : The Final App.vue File

We have completed our javascript part. Let’s bind to html. So, the final App.vue looks like:

App.vue
<template>
  <div id="app" class="container">
    <p v-if="loading">Loading...</p>
    <div v-else>
      <h3 class="heading">Users</h3>
      <table class="table table-bordered">
        <thead>
          <tr>
            <th scope="col">ID</th>
            <th scope="col">Avatar</th>
            <th scope="col">Name</th>
            <th scope="col">Email</th>
          </tr>
        </thead>
        <tbody>
          <tr v-for="user in all_users" v-bind:key="user">
            <td>{{ user.id }}</td>
            <td><img v-bind:src="user.avatar" width="50"/></td>
            <td>{{ user.first_name + " " + user.last_name }}</td>
            <td>{{ user.email }}</td>
          </tr>
        </tbody>
      </table>
    </div>
  </div>
</template>

<script>
import axios from "axios";

export default {
  name: 'app',
  data () {
    return {
      loading: false,
      all_users: null
    }
  },
  mounted () {
    this.loading = true;
    axios
      .get('https://reqres.in/api/users?page=1')
      .then(response => (this.all_users = response.data.data))
      .catch(error => console.log(error))
      .finally(() => this.loading = false)
  }
}
</script>

<style>
#app {
  text-align: center;
  margin-top: 50px;
}
.heading {
  margin-bottom: 30px;
}
</style>

Step 6 : Add ESLint File to Ignore Errors

As we aren’t using webpack for this project, we have to do it manually. In the root folder create a file named “.eslintrc.js“. Then open it and paste this:

.eslintrc.js
module.exports = {
	parser: 'babel-eslint',
	parserOptions: {
		sourceType: 'module'
		ecmaFeatures: {
			experimentalObjectRestSpread: true
		}
	},
	extends: [
		'plugin:vue/recommended'
	],
	rules: {
		"comma-dangle": 0,
		"no-unused-vars": "warn",
		"no-console": 1,
		"no-mixed-spaces-and-tabs": 0,
		"no-unexpected-multiline": "warn"
	}
}

Step 7 : Run and Test

Now let’s run the app:

npm run serve

Visit the project URL http://localhost:8080 and see the output:

You can download this project from GitHub.

Our project is done. 🙂

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Md Obydullah Howdy, I am Md Obydullah. I love to write the article which may help others. It's my passion.

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