Error: Data is missing in props validation | eslint (react/prop-types): React

How to resolve error - 'Data is missing in props validation'?

  Shubham Verma      December 15, 2020


Error: Data is missing in props validation | eslint (react/prop-types): React


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ometimes we need to write code very neat and clean and sometimes we get some strange error. Here we'll talk about one of the very famous error which is 'Data is missing in props validation'. Sometimes it is hard to resolve. this is a kind of prop-types error in react. In this article, we will see how we can get rid of this error..



In the react app, when we use this.props.XYZ then we get this error, as you can see in the below snapshot:


Error: Data is missing in props validation | eslint (react/prop-types): React

is missing in props validation


Why this error - is missing in props validation?

The answer is: Because we haven't declared the propTypes and defaultProps in this current component.


Solution 1:

The solution is, We need to declare the propTypes and defaultProps in this current component.
As you can see in the below snapshot, after declaring the propTypes and defaultProps this error has been removed.

Error: Data is missing in props validation | eslint (react/prop-types): React

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How to do this?

In your component, if you are using this.props.XYZ, then you have to declare this XYZ in your propTypes and defaultProps object. If these are so many then you can add this by a comma separated as in the below image, and you need to import the code -

import { object, func } from 'prop-types';.

Error: Data is missing in props validation | eslint (react/prop-types): React

Source: idkblogs.com


Solution 2:

In this solution, we need disable the specific eslint rule that is responsible for this "is missing in props validation" error.
To disable this eslint rule, you need to do following changes in your configuration file or disable project-wide in your file .eslintrc.json:


Solution 3:

Here is the another way to get rid of from the error "is missing in props validation", for this we can import following eslint command/rule in your file at the top. For example your are geting error in xyz file, then you need to write below line in that file at the top.

Conclusion:

So, in this article, we have romoved the error "is missing in props validation" from our code using so many ways. So, basically this is a standard to declare the propTypes and defaultProps for your component. The best way to handle error "is missing in props validation" is to declare the propTypes and defaultProps in your component.

Thats it. Now you will never worry about this kind of errors in React :)



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