How to include missing dependency in useEffect but prevent infinite loop execution of function?

I’m working on a fairly simple React functional component that gets a value (tag) from the URL and requests documents from firestore correspondig to that tag (inlc. firestore query cursor to use with a load more button). The whole component consists of a function declaration and a useEffect hook that calls this function.

Basically the component works fine. But there’s a catch: ESLint tells me that I need to include the function as a dependency of the useEffect hook:

React Hook useEffect has a missing dependency: ‘getNextImages’. Either include it or remove the dependency array react-hooks/exhaustive-deps

If I include the function into the dependency array or remove the dependency array entirely, the component ends up in a infinite render loop, of course.
I could skip the dependency array for ESLint with // eslint-disable-next-line, but that feels not right.

I tried to fix this by wrapping getNextImages into a useCallback hook without success. But maybe I’ve done it the wrong way. I never had to use useCallback before…

Is there anybody able to tell me a hint?

You’ll find my component at Or here:

import { useEffect, useState } from "react";
import firebase from "firebase";
import { useParams } from "react-router-dom";

const GalleryTag = () => {
  //const [isPending, setIsPending] = useState(true);
  //const [galleryData, setGalleryData] = useState([]);
  //const [lastDocument, setLastDocument] = useState(null);
  //const [isLastPage, setIsLastPage] = useState(false);
  const numImagesPerPage = 20;
  const { tag } = useParams();

  const getNextImages = (lastDocument) => {
    let query;
      ? (query = firebase
          .where("showinapp", "==", true)
          .where("tags", "array-contains", tag)
          .orderBy("createdate", "desc")
      : (query = firebase
          .where("showinapp", "==", true)
          .where("tags", "array-contains", tag)
          .orderBy("createdate", "desc")
      .then((data) => {
        setLastDocument([ - 1]);
        setGalleryData((galleryData) => galleryData.concat(;
      .catch((error) => console.error(error));

  useEffect(() => {
  }, [tag]);

  return <>JSX goes here then</>;

export default GalleryTag;

81 thoughts on “How to include missing dependency in useEffect but prevent infinite loop execution of function?”

  1. Pingback: is ranch keto
  2. Pingback: tizanidine 5mg
  3. Pingback: aralen 10 mg
  4. Pingback: nolvadex 40 mg
  5. Pingback: zanaflex pills

Leave a Comment