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Example usage of the React Native SDK

A brief code example of how to use the Optimizely React Native SDK to evaluate feature flags, activate A/B tests, or feature tests.

Once you've installed the SDK, import the Optimizely library into your code, get your Optimizely project's datafile, and instantiate a client. Then, you can use the client to evaluate flag rules, including A/B tests and flag deliveries.

This example demonstrates the basic usage of each of these concepts:

  1. Evaluate a flag with the key product_sort using the Decision hook. As a side effect, the Decision hook also sends a decision event to Optimizely to record that the current user has been exposed to the experiment.

  2. Conditionally execute your feature code. You have a couple of options:

  • Fetch the flag enabled state, then check a configuration variable on the flag called sort_method. The SDK evaluates your flag rules and determines what flag variation the user is in, and therefore which sort method variable they should see.
  • Fetch on the flag variation, then run 'control' or 'treatment' code.
  1. Use event tracking to track an event called purchased. This conversion event measures the impact of an experiment. Using the Track method, the purchase is automatically attributed back to the running A/B test for which Optimizely made a decision, and the SDK sends a network request to Optimizely using the customizable event dispatcher so Optimizely can count it in your results page.
import React from 'react';
import {
} from 'react-native';
import {
} from '@optimizely/react-sdk';

const optimizely = createInstance({
  sdkKey: '<Your_SDK_Key>', // TODO: Update to your SDK Key

function Button(props) {
  const handlePress = () => {
    const { optimizely } = props;    
  return <Button onPress={handlePress}>Purchase</Button>;

const PurchaseButton = withOptimizely(Button)

function ProductSort() {
  const [ decision ] = useDecision('product_sort');
  const variationKey = decision.variationKey;
  const isEnabled = decision.enabled;
  const sortMethod = decision.variables['sort_method'];
  return (
      { /* If variation is null, display error */ }
      { variationKey === null && <Text style={styles.error}>{ decision.reasons }</Text> }

      { /* If feature is enabled, do something with the Sort Method variable */ }
      { isEnabled && <Text>The Sorth method is {sortMethod}</Text> }
      { /* Show relevant component based on the variation key */ }
      { variationKey === 'control' && <Text>Control Component</Text> }
      { variationKey === 'treatment' && <Text>Treatment Component</Text> }
      { /* Show Purchase Button to track Purchase event */ }
      <PurchaseButton />

function App() {
  return (
    <OptimizelyProvider optimizely={optimizely} user={{ id: 'user123' }}>
      <ProductSort />

export default App;