Introduction to Data Fetching

Fetching data is a common task in web development. In Next.js, you can fetch data at build time and pre-render pages using the getStaticProps function. This allows you to create static, SEO-friendly pages with dynamic data. In this tutorial, we'll explore how to fetch data with getStaticProps in Next.js.

Using getStaticProps

1. Create a new page in the "pages" directory, for example, data-fetching.js:

// pages/data-fetching.js
import React from 'react';
function DataFetchingPage({ data }) {
return (
<h2>Data Fetching</h2>
export async function getStaticProps() {
// Fetch data during build time
const response = await fetch('');
const data = await response.json();
return {
props: {
export default DataFetchingPage;

In this example, the getStaticProps function is used to fetch data during the build process and pass it as a prop to the component. The page is pre-rendered with dynamic data.

2. Build your Next.js application using:

npm run build

3. Start your Next.js application using:

npm run start

4. Access the data-fetching page by visiting /data-fetching in your application. The page is pre-rendered with the fetched data.