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401 Error in API Call.

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I'm a design trying to learn to code through the Spotify API. I'm having a heck of a time getting my access_tokens saved to state and wondering if anyone has any advice. The code below will return a 401 but when I console.log(accessToken) it appears to be correct. Am I missing a syntax error here or something obvious?

 

 

const [user, setUser] = useState();
const [accessToken, setaccessToken] = useState();
const [refreshToken, setrefreshToken] = useState();
  

useEffect(() => {
   extractTokens();
   spotifyAuth(); 
  }, []);
    
    //Parse URL sring to get the access token from Spotify
    const hashparam = window.location.hash
    .substring(1)
    .split("&")
    .reduce(function(initial, item) {
      if (item) {
        var parts = item.split("=");
        initial[parts[0]] = decodeURIComponent(parts[1]);
      }
      return initial;
    }, {});

    //Extract access_token from hashparam
    const extractTokens = () => {
        setaccessToken(hashparam.access_token);
        setrefreshToken(hashparam.refresh_token);
    }


    console.log(accessToken);

    //Fetch data from the Spotify Endpoint
    const spotifyAuth = async () => {
        const settings = {
            headers: {'Authorization': 'Bearer ' + accessToken}
        }
        const response = await fetch('https://api.spotify.com/v1/me', settings);
        const data = await response.json();
        setUser(data);
    }

 

 

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Re: 401 Error in API Call.

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If any other novices else end up here, I solved the problem like this. The API request was being made before the accessToken had been set, so I separated the useEffect (among other things) to ensure the API call wouldn't trigger before accessToken was set. I'll probably consolidate some but the code below works:

 

 

//Fetch data from the Spotify Endpoint
const getUserData = async (token) => {
const settings = {
headers: {'Authorization': 'Bearer ' + token}
}
const response = await fetch('https://api.spotify.com/v1/me', settings);
const data = await response.json()
return data;
}

const App = () => {
const [showNavPanel, setShowNavPanel] = useState(false)
const closeNavPanel = () => {setShowNavPanel(false)}

const [user, setUser] = useState();
const [accessToken, setaccessToken] = useState(null);
const [refreshToken, setrefreshToken] = useState(null);

//Parse URL sring to get the access token from Spotify
const hashparam = window.location.hash
.substring(1)
.split("&")
.reduce(function(initial, item) {
if (item) {
var parts = item.split("=");
initial[parts[0]] = decodeURIComponent(parts[1]);
}
return initial;
}, {});
//Set accessToken and refreshToken from URL returned from Server Auth
useEffect(() => {
setaccessToken(hashparam.access_token);
setrefreshToken(hashparam.refresh_token);
}, []);

// Get User data from Spotify endpoint once accessToken is set.
useEffect(() => {
async function fetchData() {
if(accessToken != null) {
setUser(await getUserData(accessToken));
}
}
fetchData();
}, [accessToken]);

 

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