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Remix Quickstart

Learn how to query data from Convex in a Remix app.

  1. Create a Remix site

    Create a Remix site using the npx create-remix@latest command.

    npx create-remix@latest my-remix-app
  2. Install the Convex library

    To get started, install the convex package.

    cd my-remix-app && npm install convex
  3. Set up a Convex dev deployment

    Next, run npx convex dev. This will prompt you to log in with GitHub, create a project, and save your production and deployment URLs.

    It will also create a convex/ folder for you to write your backend API functions in. The dev command will then continue running to sync your functions with your dev deployment in the cloud.

    npx convex dev
  4. Create sample data for your database

    In a new terminal window, create a sampleData.jsonl file with some sample data.

    {"text": "Buy groceries", "isCompleted": true}
    {"text": "Go for a swim", "isCompleted": true}
    {"text": "Integrate Convex", "isCompleted": false}
  5. Add the sample data to your database

    Now that your project is ready, add a tasks table with the sample data into your Convex database with the import command.

    npx convex import --table tasks sampleData.jsonl
  6. Expose a database query

    Add a new file tasks.ts in the convex/ folder with a query function that loads the data.

    Exporting a query function from this file declares an API function named after the file and the export name, api.tasks.get.

    import { query } from "./_generated/server";

    export const get = query({
    args: {},
    handler: async (ctx) => {
    return await ctx.db.query("tasks").collect();
  7. Wire up the ConvexProvider

    Modify app/root.tsx to set up the Convex client there to make it available on every page of your app.

    import {
    } from "@remix-run/react";
    import { ConvexProvider, ConvexReactClient } from "convex/react";
    import { useState } from "react";

    export async function loader() {
    const CONVEX_URL = process.env["CONVEX_URL"]!;
    return json({ ENV: { CONVEX_URL } });

    export function Layout({ children }: { children: React.ReactNode }) {
    const { ENV } = useLoaderData<typeof loader>();
    const [convex] = useState(() => new ConvexReactClient(ENV.CONVEX_URL));
    return (
    <html lang="en">
    <meta charSet="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1" />
    <Meta />
    <Links />
    <ConvexProvider client={convex}>{children}</ConvexProvider>
    <ScrollRestoration />
    <Scripts />

    export default function App() {
    return <Outlet />;
  8. Display the data in your app

    In app/routes/_index.tsx use useQuery to subscribe your api.tasks.get API function.

    import type { MetaFunction } from "@remix-run/node";
    import { api } from "convex/_generated/api";
    import { useQuery } from "convex/react";

    export const meta: MetaFunction = () => {
    return [
    { title: "New Remix App" },
    { name: "description", content: "Welcome to Remix!" },

    export default function Index() {
    const tasks = useQuery(api.tasks.get);
    return (
    <div style={{ fontFamily: "system-ui, sans-serif", lineHeight: "1.8" }}>
    <h1>Welcome to Remix</h1>
    {tasks === undefined
    ? "loading..."
    :{ _id, text }) => <div key={_id}>{text}</div>)}
  9. Start the app

    Start the app, open http://localhost:5173 in a browser, and see the list of tasks.

    npm run dev