Using Ubuntu 16.04

Greetings, all I was following the tutorial for getting Drizzle up and running located here. I advanced to this step when I attempted to run the app using the "npm start" command from the terminal. I was then greeted with an error reading "TypeError: drizzle is undefined." I tried again after updating packages via npm, but the error continued. I've reproduced the code I'm using below:


    import React, { Component } from 'react';
    import logo from './logo.svg';
    import './App.css';

    class App extends Component {
      state = { loading: true, drizzleState: null };

      componentDidMount() {
        const { drizzle } = this.props;

        // subscribe to changes in the store
        this.unsubscribe = drizzle.store.subscribe(() => {

          // every time the store updates, grab the state from drizzle
          const drizzleState = drizzle.store.getState();

          // check to see if it's ready, if so, update local component state
          if (drizzleState.drizzleStatus.initialized) {
            this.setState({ loading: false, drizzleState });

      compomentWillUnmount() {

      render() {
        if (this.state.loading) return "Loading Drizzle...";
        return <div className="App">Drizzle is ready</div>;

    export default App;


            import React from 'react';
            import ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
            import './index.css';
            import App from './App';
            import registerServiceWorker from './registerServiceWorker';
            // import drizzle functions and contract artifact
            import { Drizzle, generateStore } from "drizzle";
            import 'contract_name' from "./contracts/'contract_name'.json";

            ReactDOM.render(<App />, document.getElementById('root'));

            // let drizzle know what contracts we want
            const options = { contracts: ['contract_name'] };

            // setup the drizzle store and drizzle
            const drizzleStore = generateStore(this.props.options);
            const drizzle = new Drizzle(this.props.options, drizzleStore);

I replaced the actual name of the contract I'm using with 'contract_name' for privacy reasons. Is there anything obvious that I'm doing wrong?

1 Answer 1


In your index.js file you need to pass drizzle instance into the App component as props:

ReactDOM.render(<App drizzle={drizzle} />, document.getElementById("root"));

You should also declare your consts before ReactDOM.render:

// let drizzle know what contracts we want
const options = { contracts: [MyStringStore] };

// setup the drizzle store and drizzle
const drizzleStore = generateStore(options);
const drizzle = new Drizzle(options, drizzleStore);

// pass in the drizzle instance
ReactDOM.render(<App drizzle={drizzle} />, document.getElementById("root"));
  • Excellent, this did the trick. Thank you very much! Sep 21, 2018 at 16:55

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