How to Send Data from a Child React Component to the Parent Component?

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Sometimes in our React app, we’ve to send data from a child component to its parent component.

In this article, we’ll look at how to send data from a child React component to its parent.

Pass a Function to the Child Component

To pass data from a parent component to the child, we can pass a function to a child component as a prop.

For instance, we can write:

import React, { useState } from "react";

const Counter = ({ parentCallback }) => {
  const [count, setCount] = useState(0);

  return (
      onClick={() => {
        const newValue = count + 1;
      Click me {count}

export default function App() {
  const callback = (val) => {

  return (
      <Counter parentCallback={callback} />

We have the Counter component that takes the parentCallback prop.

In the component, we have the count state created from the useState hook.

Then we have a button with the onClick callback that calls the parentCallback with newValue .

In the App component, we have the callback function that we pass into the Counter component as the value of the parentCallback prop.

Now when we click on the Click me button, we should see the console.log function run with val being the value we pass into parentCallback in Counter .


We can send data from a child React component to the parent component by passing in a function from the parent to the child.

Then in the child component, we can call it with the arguments we want to pass the argument values back to the parent component.

By John Au-Yeung

Web developer specializing in React, Vue, and front end development.

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