This composable provides a convenient wrapper around useAsyncData and $fetch . It automatically generates a key based on URL and fetch options, as well as infers API response type.


function useFetch(
  url: string | Request,
  options?: UseFetchOptions
): Promise<DataT>

type UseFetchOptions = {
  key?: string,
  method?: string,
  params?: SearchParams,
  body?: RequestInit['body'] | Record<string, any>
  headers?: {key: string, value: string}[],
  baseURL?: string,
  server?: boolean
  lazy?: boolean
  default?: () => DataT
  transform?: (input: DataT) => DataT
  pick?: string[]

type DataT = {
  data: Ref<DataT>
  pending: Ref<boolean>
  refresh: () => Promise<void>
  error: Ref<Error | boolean>


  • Url: The URL to fetch
  • Options (extends unjs/ohmyfetch options & AsyncDataOptions ):
    • method: Request method
    • params: Query params
    • body: Request body - automatically stringified (if an object is passed).
    • headers: Request headers
    • baseURL: Base URL for the request
  • Options (from useAsyncData):
    • key: a unique key to ensure that data fetching can be properly de-duplicated across requests, if not provided, it will be generated based on the url and fetch options
    • lazy: Whether to resolve the async function after loading the route, instead of blocking navigation (defaults to false).
    • server: Whether to fetch the data on the server (defaults to true).
    • default: A factory function to set the default value of the data, before the async function resolves - particularly useful with the lazy: true option.
    • pick: Only pick specified keys in this array from the handler function result.
    • transform: A function that can be used to alter handler function result after resolving.

Return values

  • data: the result of the asynchronous function that is passed in
  • pending: a boolean indicating whether the data is still being fetched
  • refresh: a function that can be used to refresh the data returned by the handler function
  • error: an error object if the data fetching failed

By default, Nuxt waits until a refresh is finished before it can be executed again. Passing true as parameter skips that wait.


const { data, pending, error, refresh } = await useFetch(
    pick: ['title']
Read and edit a live example in Examples > Composables > Use Fetch.
Edit this page on GitHub Updated at Wed, May 25, 2022