Flutter retrieve data in a List with FutureBuilder


at the moment im trying to understand some fundamentals of retrieving data with flutter and firestore. In my case I want to retrieve data once, so I decided to choose FutureBuilder instead of StreamBuilder.

Now when I place a print statement inside my widget tree I notice, that everytime I call my function of course the whole tree is rebuilding. Now I want to use a Consumer, so that only my Listview.Builder reloads, but i can’t get it work propably. The widget tree ist still rebuilding. Hopefully someone can help me out.

Consumer<SongProvider>(builder: (context, sProvider, _) {
                  return FutureBuilder(
                      future: songFuture,
                      builder: (context, snapshot) {

                          switch (snapshot.connectionState) {
                            case ConnectionState.none:
                            case ConnectionState.waiting:
                              return Align(
                                alignment: Alignment.center,
                                child: CircularProgressIndicator()
                            case ConnectionState.done:
                              if (snapshot.hasError) {
                                return Text('Error: ${snapshot.error}');
                              } else {

                                return ListView.builder(
                          itemCount: snapshot.data.length,
                          itemBuilder: (context, index) {
                            return Text(


How can I make the Consumer work now? I think I need to replace it with the snapshots maybe, but i dont know how and where im getting the data from. please help


Create a attribute for future as Future<dynamic> yourDataFuture; and initialize it in initState as

void initState() {
   yourDataFuture= getData(); // get Data will returns a future

Then assign this variable as future to FutureBuilder as

...... rest of the code...

future: yourDataFuture,

....... rest of the code....

One more thing you need to handle ConnectionStates to prevent multiple calls. In your code, the future builder will call 3 times. one for none, 2nd time for waiting and third time for done.Read. So, build the list when connection state reaches done

Answered By – Faiizii Awan

Answer Checked By – David Marino (FlutterFixes Volunteer)

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