Runtime Error cannot read property data of undefined

Hello guys, please i need someone to help me, i am new to ionic and i am using ionic 3.7.0. I am writitng a program that accept data from an API it working perfectly. now i have added a button such that when ever you click on it you will be taken to new screen. i created a method and use with push(). now the pronblem is that it is showing this error:

Runtime Error cannot read property data of undefined.

Please can any put me through thanks.

on my .ts file

import { Component } from '@angular/core';
import { NavController } from 'ionic-angular';
import {RecipeProvider} from '../../providers/recipe/recipe';
import {detailsPage} from '../details/details';

  selector: 'page-home',
  templateUrl: 'home.html'
export class HomePage {

  constructor(public navCtrl: NavController, private recipeService:RecipeProvider) {




.html file

      Welcome to Super Recipe

<ion-content padding>
  <ion-item *ngFor = "let recipe of recipeList">
    <ion-thumbnail item-start>
      <img [src]="recipe.thumbnail">
    <button ion-button clear item-right color="twitter" (click) ="viewItem(">View</button>


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Please edit your post, it is not very readable at the moment.
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Ionic 3.7.0 has to be the CLI version which is quite irrelevant - please change your title to describe the problem you have and want to solve (“Runtime Error cannot read property data of undefined.”).

Also post your ionic info output please.

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Thank you for your suggestions. I have done that now.

Read the error message. It tells you exactly what is wrong. You are attempting to access the property “data” of an undefined entity. The only place I see “data” is in viewItem( and, sure enough, I see neither a template variable nor a controller property named item. Incidentally, both “item” and “data” are generally not very good names; choose something more descriptive and your code will be more readable and maintainable.

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