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Creating a Proxy

The Availity portal does not allow traffic to come from anywhere by default. Our proxy service will map a route on our end to an external route configured by an administrator. Once that has been setup you can begin to use the AvProxyApi to fetch data from the external route.

Getting Started

On this page, we will show you how to use AvProxyApi class to easily call the desired endpoint. If you need help mocking the data for local development then check out our guide.

Example

Below is an example App component where we create a proxy, and then call it.

Adding API Code Snippet

import React, { useEffect, useState } from 'react';
import { AvProxyApi } from '@availity/api-axios';

// This will now let us make calls to /api/v1/proxy/availity/my/proxy
const proxyApi = new AvProxyApi({ tenant: 'availity', name: '/my/proxy' });

const fetchData = async () => {
try {
const response = await proxyApi.query({ sessionBust: false });
return response.data.climbingHolds || [];
} catch {
return [];
}
};

const App = () => {
const [loading, setLoading] = useState(false);
const [data, setData] = useState([]);

useEffect(() => {
const fetchData = async () => {
setLoading(true);
const response = await fetchData();
setClimbingHolds(response);
setLoading(false);
};

if (!loading) {
fetchData();
}
}, []);

return (
<div>
{data.map((item) => {
return <li key={item.key}>{item.name}</li>;
})}
</div>
);
};

export default App;

Adding a new route for mocks

The above code snippet runs a method called fetchData on mount that will fetch the response from AvProxyApi.

Since we know the route is going go to /api/v1/proxy/availity/my/proxy we need to add our proxy route in the routes.json by adding the following to our file:

{
"v1/proxy/availity/my/proxy": {
"file": "climbingholds.json"
}
}

All proxy routes will begin with v1/proxy/. You will complete the route with the tenant and name you supplied when creating a new instance of AvProxyApi. In this case tenant would be availity and the name would be /my/proxy .

Adding Response Data

Now that we have the route we need to test out our climbingholds.json response:

{
"totalCount": 1,
"page": 1,
"perPage": 50,
"climbingHolds": [
{
"name": "Jug"
},
{
"name": "Pinch"
},
{
"name": "Crimp"
}
]
}

While the response we added was not simple, it is more indicative of a real response.

If you your application is currently running you will need to restart it as the proxy server will need to be restarted in order to get the updated proxy data.

To determine if your proxy is working correctly, open your browser to localhost:3000 . Right click in the browser and select 'Inspect'. Navigate to the network tab and you should see your proxy response.

The climbing hold list should be rendered on the screen.

Browser Response

You should also see this in your terminal

GET /v1/proxy/availity/my/proxy 200 climbingholds.json