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Sync new todos

In the previous section we made a button that shows up only when there are new public todos in the database. Now lets make this button functional i.e. on pressing this button, newer todos should be fetched from the backend, synced with the local todos and the button must be dismissed.

Go to src/screens/components/Todo/LoadNewer.js, import gql and define the query to fetch newer todos.

githubLoadNewer.js
+ import gql from 'graphql-tag';
+ const FETCH_NEW_TODOS = gql`
+ query ($lastId: Int){
+ todos (
+ order_by: {
+ id: desc
+ },
+ where: {
+ _and: {
+ is_public: { _eq: true},
+ id: { _gt: $lastId}
+ }
+ }
+ ) {
+ id
+ title
+ is_completed
+ created_at
+ is_public
+ user {
+ name
+ }
+ }
+}
+`;

Import the FETCH_TODOS query so that we can read its local cache and update it with newer todos.

+ import { FETCH_TODOS } from './Todos';

Also wrap the LoadNewerButton component in withApollo so that we receive the client prop.

+ import { withApollo } from 'react-apollo';
// LoadNewer.js
export default withApollo(LoadNewerButton);

Let us initialise a new state variables that contain the button text and loading.;

Now, whenever the button is pressed, we wish to make the FETCH_NEW_TODOS query and add the data to cache. Lets write a function that does just that.

const LoadNewerButton = ({ isPublic, ...props}) => {
const [buttonText, setButtonText] = React.useState('New tasks have arrived');
const [loading, setLoading] = React.useState(false);
+ const fetchNewerTodos = async () => {
+ const { client } = props;
+ const data = client.readQuery({
+ query: FETCH_TODOS,
+ variables: {
+ isPublic,
+ }
+ });
+ const lastId = data.todos[0].id;
+ setLoading(true);
+ const resp = await client.query({
+ query: FETCH_NEW_TODOS,
+ variables: { lastId }
+ });
+ setLoading(false);
+ if (resp.data) {
+ const newData = {
+ todos: [ ...resp.data.todos, ...data.todos]
+ }
+ client.writeQuery({
+ query: FETCH_TODOS,
+ variables: {
+ isPublic,
+ },
+ data: newData
+ });
+ props.toggleShow();
+ }
+ }
if (!show) {
return null;
}
return (
<TouchableOpacity
style={styles.pagination}
+ onPress={fetchNewerTodos}
disabled={loading}
>
{
loading ?
<CenterSpinner /> :
<Text style={styles.buttonText}>
{buttonText}
</Text>
}
</TouchableOpacity>
)
}

With this, your fully functional realtime todo app is ready.

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