To read a proxy link within a React app from the package.json file, you can use the process.env object in combination with Webpack's DefinePlugin to access the environment variables. Webpack automatically loads environment variables from the .env and .env.production files during the build process.

Here's how you can access the proxy link in your React app:

  1. Define Environment Variable in .env File: In the root of your React app, create a .env file (or .env.production for production) and define the environment variable for the proxy link:

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    REACT_APP_API_PROXY=http://api.example.com

    Replace http://api.example.com with your actual proxy link.

  2. Access Environment Variable in React App: In your React app code, you can access the proxy link using process.env.REACT_APP_API_PROXY.

    For example, if you are using Axios to make API calls, you can set the base URL for Axios using the environment variable:

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    import React, { useEffect } from 'react'; import axios from 'axios'; const App = () => { useEffect(() => { // Use the environment variable as the base URL for Axios axios.defaults.baseURL = process.env.REACT_APP_API_PROXY; // Now you can make API calls using axios.get(), axios.post(), etc. // Example: axios.get('/data').then((response) => { console.log(response.data); }); }, []); return <div>...</div>; }; export default App;
  3. Configure Webpack DefinePlugin (optional): The process.env object is automatically available in the app because Create React App (CRA) and other bundlers like Webpack include it. However, if you are using a custom Webpack configuration, you may need to ensure that the DefinePlugin is set up to provide access to the environment variables:

    In your Webpack configuration file (e.g., webpack.config.js), you can use the DefinePlugin:

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    const webpack = require('webpack'); const dotenv = require('dotenv'); const env = dotenv.config().parsed; module.exports = { // Your Webpack configuration settings... plugins: [ new webpack.DefinePlugin({ 'process.env': JSON.stringify(env), }), // Other plugins... ], };

    This will make sure that the process.env object is properly set up with the environment variables from the .env file.

By following these steps, your React app will be able to access the proxy link defined in the package.json file through the environment variable, allowing you to use it when making API calls or any other relevant scenarios.

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