[Fixed] Executing code after dispatch is completed while using ngrx


In my sample Angular 2 application , I am using ngrx/store and ngrx/effects for state management.

Below is one of the function in a component to add a new item.

addAuthor() {


In the above code “this.store.dispatch(addAuthorAction(this.fg.value));” takes care of making an AJAX call to server and adding a new author to
database, which is working fine.

And because “this.store.dispatch(addAuthorAction(this.fg.value));” is an async action , console.log(“2”) statement gets executed even before the AJAX call
is completed.

My question is , what needs to be modified so that console.log gets executed after store.dispatch is done.


Quick answer : You can’t.

As you said, dispatch is asynchronous.

What you should do is use @ngrx/effects. It’s nearly the same as using addAuthorAction except that instead of calling a function, you "catch" the dispatched actions and do something just after they’ve been applied by the reducers.

So what I do in general, is that I divide my actions in 3, for example :




  • FETCH_USER is just used to toggle a boolean so I can display a spinner while fetching the user

  • I catch this action from an effect and make an http request to fetch the user

  • If the http response is OK and I have the info I’m looking for, I dispatch from the effect FETCH_USER_SUCCESS with the response as payload, otherwise I dispatch FETCH_USER_ERROR and I toggle the boolean to false (so we can try to fetch him again for example).

So in your example, if you want to console.log something AFTER the FETCH_USER_SUCCESS, just use another effect to catch the FETCH_USER_SUCCESS and do what you want to here.

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