How to return a promise from Vuex action in Vue.js

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In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to let the calling function know that the HTTP request succeeded or failed in Vue.js.

Let’s create a Vuex action that updates user profile.

actions: {
  UPDATE_PROFILE ({ commit, state }, { user }) {
    return new Promise((resolve, reject) => {
      axios.put(process.env.VUE_APP_BASE_URL + 'api/me', user, config).then(response => {
        // request succeeded
        resolve(response) // return response data to calling function
      }).catch(error => {
        // request failed 
        reject(error) // return error to calling function

As you can see UPDATE_PROFILE action returns a Promise. In Vuex actions are asynchronous, so the only way to know if the HTTP request succeeded or failed is to resolve or reject the promise.

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To let the calling function know that the HTTP call succeeded and see the response data we add the following code:


If the call failed we can return the error message and let the calling function know that it failed:


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