Creating and Cancelling a Task in Redux-Saga

Show how to initiate a Saga task to perform an asynchronous data fetch and then demonstrate how to cancel the task if needed, using Redux-Saga's `yield fork()` to start the task and `yield cancel()` to stop it.
import { take, fork, cancel, call } from 'redux-saga/effects';
import { fetchData } from './api';

function* fetchTask(action) {
  try {
    const data = yield call(fetchData, action.payload);
    // process the fetched data
  } catch (error) {
    // handle error
This piece defines a generator function fetchTask which tries to fetch data using fetchData function. It handles both success and failure scenarios.
function* watchFetchData() {
  while (true) {
    const action = yield take('FETCH_DATA_REQUEST');
    const task = yield fork(fetchTask, action);
    const action = yield take(['CANCEL_FETCH', 'FETCH_DATA_FAILURE']);
    if (action.type === 'CANCEL_FETCH') {
      yield cancel(task);
This saga watches for FETCH_DATA_REQUEST actions and forks a new fetchTask for each action. It also listens for CANCEL_FETCH or FETCH_DATA_FAILURE actions to cancel the ongoing fetch task.