DataSource Overview

The DataSource is an abstraction for using local data arrays of JavaScript objects or remote data services which return JSON, JSONP, oData, or XML.

The DataSource wrapper components play a central role in practically all web applications that are built with the Kendo UI Wrappers for Vue suite.

The DataSource Package is part of Kendo UI for Vue, a professional grade UI library with 90+ components for building modern and feature-rich applications. To try it out sign up for a free 30-day trial.

Installation

To initialize the DataSource wrapper components, utilize any of the following approaches:

Using the ref Attribute

The following example demonstrates how to initialize the DataSource components by referencing the DataSource with the ref attribute.

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Using an Internal slot Element

The following example demonstrates how to initialize the DataSource components by referencing the DataSource as an internal slot element.

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Initializing with Webpack

  1. Install Kendo UI and add a theme.

    npm install --save @progress/kendo-ui
    npm install --save @progress/kendo-theme-default
  2. Install the Kendo UI DataSource package for Vue.

    npm install --save @progress/kendo-datasource-vue-wrapper

    The package also exports the following wrappers for individual components:

    • DataSource
    • HierarchicalDataSource
    • GanttDataSource
    • GanttDependencyDataSource
    • PivotDataSource
    • SchedulerDataSource
    • TreeListDataSource
  3. Import the Kendo UI packages to the App component. If you use the Kendo UI components more than once in your application, add all Kendo UI-related files to the main.js file. If you use the Kendo UI components once in your application, add the Kendo UI-related files the component where they will be referred.

    import '@progress/kendo-ui'// This will import the entire Kendo UI library
    // As an alternative, you could import only the scripts that are used by the utility:
    // import '@progress/kendo-ui/js/kendo.data' // Imports only the DataSource script and its dependencies
    
    import '@progress/kendo-theme-default/dist/all.css'
    
    import { DataSource,
    		HierarchicalDataSource,
    		GanttDataSource,
    		GanttDependencyDataSource,
    		PivotDataSource,
    		SchedulerDataSource,
    		TreeListDataSource,
    		DataSourceInstaller } from '@progress/kendo-datasource-vue-wrapper'
    
    Vue.use(DataSourceInstaller)
    
    new Vue({
        el: '#app',
        components: {
            DataSource,
    		HierarchicalDataSource,
    		GanttDataSource,
    		GanttDependencyDataSource,
    		PivotDataSource,
    		SchedulerDataSource,
    		TreeListDataSource,
    		DatasourceInstaller
        }
    })