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Vue Data Grid: Get Started with AG Grid

Quick Look Code Example
<template>
  <ag-grid-vue
    style="width: 500px; height: 200px"
    class="ag-theme-alpine"
    :columnDefs="columnDefs"
    :rowData="rowData"
  >
  </ag-grid-vue>
</template>

<script>
import "ag-grid-community/dist/styles/ag-grid.css";
import "ag-grid-community/dist/styles/ag-theme-alpine.css";
import { AgGridVue } from "ag-grid-vue3";

export default {
  name: "App",
  components: {
    AgGridVue,
  },
  setup() {
    return {
      columnDefs: [
        { headerName: "Make", field: "make" },
        { headerName: "Model", field: "model" },
        { headerName: "Price", field: "price" },
      ],
      rowData: [
        { make: "Toyota", model: "Celica", price: 35000 },
        { make: "Ford", model: "Mondeo", price: 32000 },
        { make: "Porsche", model: "Boxster", price: 72000 },
      ],
    };
  },
};
</script>
import { createApp } from "vue";
import App from "./App.vue";

createApp(App).mount("#app");

Getting Started with Community Video

In this video we detail the steps to get an application working with Vue and AG Grid Community. We show how to set up Rows and Columns, set some Grid Properties, use the Grid's API and listen to Grid events.



Getting Started with Enterprise Video

The video then follows showing how to get started with AG Grid Enterprise. Please take a look at Enterprise, you don't need a license to trial AG Grid Enterprise, you only need to get in touch if you decide to use it in your project.




Vue 2 vs Vue 3

There are two versions of Vue support, one for Vue 2 and one for Vue 3. The only difference in use is how you import the dependency:

VersionPackage ImportModule Import
Vue 2ag-grid-vue@ag-grid-community/vue
Vue 3ag-grid-vue3@ag-grid-community/vue3

If you are unsure between Package Import and Module Import, you should use the Package Import (i.e. ag-grid-vue/ ag-grid-vue3). For more information on import types please refer to the documentation here.

This tutorial covers the use of Vue 3 with AG Grid - for the Vue 2 version of this tutorial please see the documentaiton here.


Getting Started with AG Grid Community

Below we provide code for a simple AG Grid Vue application. To get this working locally, create a new Vue application as follows:

vue create this-place
cd this-place
npm install --save ag-grid-community
npm install --save ag-grid-vue3
npm run serve

If everything goes well, npm run serve has started the web server and conveniently opened a browser pointing to localhost:8080.


Grid Dependencies

Note the package.json has the following dependencies:

"dependencies": {
   "ag-grid-community": "^27.1.0",
   "ag-grid-vue3": "^27.1.0",
   ...

ag-grid-community is the core logic of the Grid, and ag-grid-vue3 is the Vue Rendering Engine. Both are needed for the grid to work with Vue and their versions must match.


Copy in Application Code

Copy the content below into the file App.vue:

<template>
 <button @click="deselectRows">deselect rows</button>
 <ag-grid-vue
   class="ag-theme-alpine"
   style="height: 500px"
   :columnDefs="columnDefs.value"
   :rowData="rowData.value"
   :defaultColDef="defaultColDef"
   rowSelection="multiple"
   animateRows="true"
   @cell-clicked="cellWasClicked"
   @grid-ready="onGridReady"
 >
 </ag-grid-vue>
</template>

<script>
import { AgGridVue } from "ag-grid-vue3";  // the AG Grid Vue Component
import { reactive, onMounted, ref } from "vue";

import "ag-grid-community/dist/styles/ag-grid.css"; // Core grid CSS, always needed
import "ag-grid-community/dist/styles/ag-theme-alpine.css"; // Optional theme CSS

export default {
 name: "App",
 components: {
   AgGridVue,
 },
 setup() {
   const gridApi = ref(null); // Optional - for accessing Grid's API

   // Obtain API from grid's onGridReady event
   const onGridReady = (params) => {
     gridApi.value = params.api;
   };

   const rowData = reactive({}); // Set rowData to Array of Objects, one Object per Row

   // Each Column Definition results in one Column.
   const columnDefs = reactive({
     value: [{ field: "make" }, { field: "model" }, { field: "price" }],
   });

   // DefaultColDef sets props common to all Columns
   const defaultColDef = {
     sortable: true,
     filter: true,
   };

   // Example load data from sever
   onMounted(() => {
     fetch("https://www.ag-grid.com/example-assets/row-data.json")
       .then((result) => result.json())
       .then((remoteRowData) => (rowData.value = remoteRowData));
   });

   return {
     onGridReady,
     columnDefs,
     rowData,
     defaultColDef,
     cellWasClicked: (event) => { // Example of consuming Grid Event
       console.log("cell was clicked", event);
     },
     deselectRows: e =>{
       gridApi.value.deselectAll()
     }
   };
 },
};
</script>

<style lang="scss"></style>
If everything is correct, you should see a simple grid that looks like this:

AG Grid in its simplest form

We will now break this file down and explain the different parts...


Grid CSS and Themes

Two CSS files were loaded as follows:

import 'ag-grid-community/dist/styles/ag-grid.css'; // Core grid CSS, always needed
import 'ag-grid-community/dist/styles/ag-theme-alpine.css'; // Optional theme CSS

The first ag-grid.css is always needed. It's the core structural CSS needed by the grid. Without this, the Grid will not work.

The second ag-theme-alpine.css is the chosen Grid Theme. This is then subsequently applied to the Grid by including the Theme's CSS Class in the Grid's element class="ag-theme-alpine".

<ag-grid-vue
   class="ag-theme-alpine"

You can select from any of the Grid Provided Themes. If you don't like the provided themes you can Customise the Provided Theme or do not use a Theme and style the grid yourself from scratch.

The dimension of the Grid is also set on the grid's element style="height: 500px".


Setting Row Data

The Grid is provided Row Data via the rowData Grid Property. This is wired up using reactive so that it can be updated to data loaded from the server.

 <ag-grid-vue
   :rowData="rowData.value"
...

const rowData = reactive({});

...

// Example load data from sever
onMounted(() => {
  fetch("https://www.ag-grid.com/example-assets/row-data.json")
    .then((result) => result.json())
    .then((remoteRowData) => (rowData.value = remoteRowData));
});

Setting Column Definitions

Columns are defined by setting Column definitions. Each Column Definition defines one Column. Properties can be set for all Columns using the Default Column Definition.

 <ag-grid-vue
   :columnDefs="columnDefs.value"
   :defaultColDef="defaultColDef"

...

// Each Column Definition results in one Column.
const columnDefs = reactive({
  value: [{ field: "make" }, { field: "model" }, { field: "price" }],
});


// DefaultColDef sets props common to all Columns
const defaultColDef = {
  sortable: true,
  filter: true,
};

Accessing the Grid's API

The grid's API is provided in the `onGridReady event. Save a reference to it and then use it later.

const gridApi = ref(null); // Optional - for accessing Grid's API
...

// Obtain API from grid's onGridReady event
const onGridReady = (params) => {
  gridApi.value = params.api;
};
...

// Example using Grid's API
deselectRows: e =>{
  gridApi.value.deselectAll()
}

Consuming Grid Events

Listen to Grid Events by adding a callback to the appropriate @[event-name] property. This example demonstrates consuming the Cell Clicked event via the @cell-clicked property.

 <ag-grid-vue
   @cell-clicked="cellWasClicked"

Grid Properties

Set other Grid Options by adding parameters to <ag-grid-vue/> component. This example demonstrates setting animateRows and rowSelection.

 <ag-grid-vue
   rowSelection="multiple"
   animateRows="true"
   ...
/>


Getting Started with AG Grid Enterprise

We would love for you to try out AG Grid Enterprise. There is no cost to trial. You only need to get in touch if you want to start using AG Grid Enterprise in a project intended for production.

The following steps continues from above and installs AG Grid Enterprise.


Install Dependency

In addition to ag-grid-community and ag-grid-vue3, AG Grid Enterprise also needs ag-grid-enterprise.

npm install --save ag-grid-enterprise

The package.json should now contain the following dependencies:

"dependencies": {
   "ag-grid-community": "^27.1.0",
   "ag-grid-enterprise": "^27.1.0",
   "ag-grid-vue3": "^27.1.0",
   ...

ag-grid-enterprise contains the Enterprise features only, it does not contain the core grid, hence you still need ag-grid-community and ag-grid-vue3. Versions of all three must match.


Import Enterprise

Import AG Grid Enterprise intro your application as follows:

import 'ag-grid-enterprise';

And that is all, you use the same <ag-grid-vue/> component, except this time it comes installed with all the Enterprise features.

For example, you can now Row Group (an Enterprise Feature) by a particular Column by setting rowGroup=true on the Column Definition.

// Each Column Definition results in one Column.
const columnDefs = reactive({
  value: [
       { field: "make", rowGroup: true }, 
       { field: "model" }, 
       { field: "price" }
  ]});