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Quick start with React

Give a proper backend to your React app.


This quick start guide focuses exclusively on the frontend. To ensure the functionality of this code, your Manifest backend must be up and running at http://localhost:1111.

1. Create a React app

If you already have a React app, you can skip this step.

There are several ways to do that. We will use the easiest one: create-react-app. You can replace my-client by the name of your front-end app.

npx create-react-app my-client
cd my-client
npm start

2. Install Manifest SDK

Install the JS SDK from the root of your React app.

npm i @mnfst/sdk

3. Use it in your app

In that example we are using a Cat entity created previously. Replace it by your own entity. This example uses TypeScript, you can remove the typing to have plain JS.

// App.tsx
import Manifest from '@mnfst/sdk';
import { useEffect, useState } from "react";

function App() {
interface Cat {
id: number;
name: string;

const [cats, setCat] = useState<Cat[]>([]);

useEffect(() => {
// Init SDK.
const manifest = new Manifest();

// Fetch the list of Cats.
.then((res) => {
}, []);

// Display a list of Cats.
return (
{ => (

export default App;

Checkout the SDK doc to see more usages of the SDK: CRUD operations, file upload, authentication,