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retry-axios

Use Axios interceptors to automatically retry failed requests. Super flexible. Built in exponential backoff.

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Installation

npm install retry-axios

Usage

To use this library, import it alongside of axios:

// Just import rax and your favorite version of axios
const rax = require('retry-axios');
const axios = require('axios');

Or, if you're using TypeScript / es modules:

import * as rax from 'retry-axios';
import axios from 'axios';

You can attach to the global axios object, and retry 3 times by default:

const interceptorId = rax.attach();
const res = await axios('https://test.local');

Or you can create your own axios instance to make scoped requests:

const myAxiosInstance = axios.create();
myAxiosInstance.defaults.raxConfig = {
  instance: myAxiosInstance
};
const interceptorId = rax.attach(myAxiosInstance);
const res = await myAxiosInstance.get('https://test.local');

You have a lot of options...

const interceptorId = rax.attach();
const res = await axios({
  url: 'https://test.local',
  raxConfig: {
    // Retry 3 times on requests that return a response (500, etc) before giving up.  Defaults to 3.
    retry: 3,

    // Retry twice on errors that don't return a response (ENOTFOUND, ETIMEDOUT, etc).
    noResponseRetries: 2,

    // Milliseconds to delay at first.  Defaults to 100. Only considered when backoffType is 'static' 
    retryDelay: 100,

    // HTTP methods to automatically retry.  Defaults to:
    // ['GET', 'HEAD', 'OPTIONS', 'DELETE', 'PUT']
    httpMethodsToRetry: ['GET', 'HEAD', 'OPTIONS', 'DELETE', 'PUT'],

    // The response status codes to retry.  Supports a double
    // array with a list of ranges.  Defaults to:
    // [[100, 199], [429, 429], [500, 599]]
    statusCodesToRetry: [[100, 199], [429, 429], [500, 599]],

    // If you are using a non static instance of Axios you need
    // to pass that instance here (const ax = axios.create())
    instance: ax,

    // You can set the backoff type.
    // options are 'exponential' (default), 'static' or 'linear'
    backoffType: 'exponential',

    // You can detect when a retry is happening, and figure out how many
    // retry attempts have been made
    onRetryAttempt: err => {
      const cfg = rax.getConfig(err);
      console.log(`Retry attempt #${cfg.currentRetryAttempt}`);
    }
  }
});

If the logic in onRetryAttempt requires to be asynchronous, you can return a promise, then retry will be executed only after the promise is resolved:

const res = await axios({
  url: 'https://test.local',
  raxConfig: {
    onRetryAttempt: err => {
      return new Promise((resolve, reject) => {
        // call a custom asynchronous function
        refreshToken(err, function(token, error) {
          if (!error) {
            window.localStorage.setItem('token', token);
            resolve();
          } else {
            reject();
          }
        });
      });
    }
  }
});

Or if you want, you can just decide if it should retry or not:

const res = await axios({
  url: 'https://test.local',
  raxConfig: {
    // Override the decision making process on if you should retry
    shouldRetry: err => {
      const cfg = rax.getConfig(err);
      return true;
    }
  }
});

If you want to add custom retry logic without duplicating too much of the built-in logic, rax.shouldRetryRequest will tell you if a request would normally be retried:

const res = await axios({
  url: 'https://test.local',
  raxConfig: {
    // Override the decision making process on if you should retry
    shouldRetry: err => {
      const cfg = rax.getConfig(err);
      if (cfg.currentRetryAttempt >= cfg.retry) return false // ensure max retries is always respected
  
      // Always retry this status text, regardless of code or request type
      if (err.response.statusText.includes('Try again')) return true

      // Handle the request based on your other config options, e.g. `statusCodesToRetry`
      return rax.shouldRetryRequest(err)
    }
  }
});

How it works

This library attaches an interceptor to an axios instance you pass to the API. This way you get to choose which version of axios you want to run, and you can compose many interceptors on the same request pipeline.

License

Apache-2.0


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