React Grid Binding Virtual Data

The Ignite UI for React Data Table / Data Grid supports data binding to remote datasources with one line of code. With the React data table’s Virtual Data Source, you simply configure the React grid with your remote URI and which OData Entity you’d like returned, and the React grid does the rest of the work for you.

Demo

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In addition to the core and React data grid packages you will also have to install the datasources package.

  • npm install --save igniteui-react-core
  • npm install --save igniteui-react-grids
  • npm install --save igniteui-react-inputs
  • npm install --save igniteui-react-datasources

Required Modules

The IgrDataGrid requires the following modules. to be registered in your application entry point:

  • DataGridModule
import './odatajs-4.0.0';
import { IgrDataGridModule } from 'igniteui-react-grids';
import { IgrDataGrid } from 'igniteui-react-grids';
import { ODataVirtualDataSource } from 'igniteui-react-datasources';

IgrDataGridModule.register();

Code Snippet

Now that the React data grid module is imported, the next step is the basic configuration of the React grid that binds to remote data. Create the virtual data source. Assign the url where the data will be retrieved from to the baseUri property. Setting the entitySet property will inform which table to retrieve from the virtual data source.

<IgrDataGrid
    width="100%"
    height="100%"
    defaultColumnMinWidth={120}
    dataSource={this.virtualData}/>

Assign the data source to the grid.

private virtualData: ODataVirtualDataSource;
// ...
const vds = new ODataVirtualDataSource();
vds.baseUri = ("https://services.odata.org/V4/Northwind/Northwind.svc");
vds.entitySet = ("Orders");
this.virtualData = vds;