Caching with RTK Query

Illustrate how to configure cache settings in RTK Query for an API call by setting up customized cache lifetimes and invalidation methods.
import { createApi, fetchBaseQuery } from '@reduxjs/toolkit/query/react';

export const api = createApi({
  baseQuery: fetchBaseQuery({ baseUrl: '/api' }),
  endpoints: (builder) => ({
    getExampleData: builder.query({
      query: () => '/example',
      // Providing the time in seconds that a cache entry will be considered valid
      keepUnusedDataFor: 60,
      // Configuring cache invalidation
      onCacheEntryAdded: async (
        { cacheDataLoaded, cacheEntryRemoved, updateCachedData }
      ) => {
        // wait for the initial query to resolve
        await cacheDataLoaded;

        // the cache entry has been added to the store
        // you can perform additional tasks here, such as setting
        // up timers or listening to external events

        // when cache entry is about to be removed,
        // you can perform cleanup tasks
        await cacheEntryRemoved;
  // Configure the invalidation behavior
  invalidationBehavior: 'delayed',
This configures an RTK Query API with a single endpoint for fetching example data. It sets a cache lifetime with 'keepUnusedDataFor', defining the time in seconds that the cache is valid. The 'onCacheEntryAdded' lifecycle event allows performing additional side effects when a cache entry is added and managing cleanup before it's removed. The 'invalidationBehavior' is set to 'delayed' to coalesce invalidations, which improves performance by batching updates.