score:23

Accepted answer

A pull request has been merged to the React repo that provides a better feedback for the developer whenever a mistake like this happens again.

Now, the validation message will look like the following:

Invalid argument supplied to oneOf, expected an instance of array.

https://github.com/facebook/react/pull/3963

This should be part of React 0.14.

score:0

I was using oneOfType with array of strings as an argument when in fact I intended to use oneOf.

Something like that:

// Wrong!
PropTypes.oneOfType(['s', 'm'])

// Right!
PropTypes.oneOf(['s', 'm'])

score:0

One more for the fun of it :) In my case I extracted regularly used models into separate files and imported them. So the proptype definition looked something like this:

 static propTypes = {
        ...
        selectedAction: shape(ACTION),
        ...
};

My error was that I wrote an additional curly in the shape:

static propTypes = {
        ...
        selectedAction: shape({ACTION}),
        ...
};

score:2

In my case I'd simply accidentally removed a type:

grValue: PropTypes, // instead of PropTypes.string

score:4

My version of Warning: Failed propType: checker is not a function came from forgetting to use PropTypes.shape for an object.

Changing:

someProps: {
    prop: React.PropTypes.string,
    anotherProp: React.PropTypes.number,
}

to this fixed the problem:

someProps: React.PropTypes.shape({
    prop: React.PropTypes.string,
    anotherProp: React.PropTypes.number,
})

score:4

The real explanation behind this issue is that react expects a PropType which is technically a function, aka checker. Examples for checker functions are:

PropTypes.array
PropTypes.shape({...})
PropTypes.bool

You got the idea... So what happens here is whenever you pass in something which isn't a checker, for example an undefined, react won't know what to do with this and so will complain:

checker is not a function

In my case, the cause was misspelling of the checker functions:

PropTypes.shape({
    cats: PropTypes.Array // this is undefined
})

The correct version should be:

PropTypes.shape({
    cats: PropTypes.array // lowercase is correct!
})

score:4

Reactv16

In my version of this error I had an array of objects:

data: PropTypes.shape([{
  id: PropTypes.number,
  ...
}])

The solution was to make an array of shapes like so:

data: PropTypes.arrayOf(
  PropTypes.shape({
    id: PropTypes.number,
    ...
  })
)

score:4

I too got this error on putting proptypes in wrong format:

static propTypes = {
  workHard: PropTypes.func.isRequired,
  winBig: PropTypes.shape({
    prize: { // issue
      PENDING: PropTypes.bool,
    },
  }),
};

Turns out, prop types are expected to be either of type PropTypes.shape or PropTypes.objectOf when it comes to declaring object props

So, error was fixed upon changing code to this:

static propTypes = {
  workHard: PropTypes.func.isRequired,
  winBig: PropTypes.shape({
    prize: PropTypes.shape({
      SUCCESS: PropTypes.bool,
    }),
  }),
};

score:5

FWIW, I was getting Failed PropType: typeChecker is not a function. I noticed that in my PropTypes.arrayOf() properties, I was passing in an object of PropTypes e.g. PropTypes.arrayOf({})instead of passing in PropTypes.shape() e.g. PropTypes.arrayOf(PropTypes.shape({})

Making this change eliminated the error message.

score:6

In my case, I was validating props wrong. I forgot to wrap the profile object into PropTypes shape method.

Mistake

Component.propTypes = {
  viewProfile: PropTypes.shape({
    profile: {     // it is a normal object without a PropTypes shape method
      firstName: PropTypes.string,
      lastName: PropTypes.string,
      profileImage: PropTypes.string,
    },
  }).isRequired,
};

Solution

Component.propTypes = {
  viewProfile: PropTypes.shape({
    profile: PropTypes.shape({
      firstName: PropTypes.string,
      lastName: PropTypes.string,
      profileImage: PropTypes.string,
    }),
  }).isRequired,
};

score:12

Change

React.PropTypes.oneOfType(React.PropTypes.number, React.PropTypes.object)

to

React.PropTypes.oneOfType([React.PropTypes.number, React.PropTypes.object])

(the argument should be an array)

score:123

In my case I got this when I used the shape function with a complex object. The solution was to go from:

outerObject: shape({
  firstInnerObject: {
    a: string,
    b: string,
  },
  secondInnerObject: {
    a: string,
    b: number,
  },
}),

To:

outerObject: shape({
  firstInnerObejct: shape({
    a: string,
    b: string,
  }),
  secondInnerObject: shape({
    a: string,
    b: number,
  }),
}),

Very trivial, I know, yet this might be the solution for someone equally inexperienced as I am. ;)


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