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Observables in Angular Gantt component

02 Dec 2022 / 2 minutes to read

An Observable is used extensively by Angular since it provide significant benefits over techniques for event handling, asynchronous programming, and handling multiple values.

Observable binding using Async pipe

Gantt data can be consumed from an Observable object by piping it through an async pipe. The async pipe is used to subscribe the observable object and resolve with the latest value emitted by it.

Data binding

The gantt expects an object from the Observable. The emitted value should be an object with properties result and count.

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import { Component, OnInit, ViewChild } from "@angular/core";
import { GanttComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-gantt';
import { DataStateChangeEventArgs } from "@syncfusion/ej2-treegrid";
import { Observable } from "rxjs";
import { TaskStoreService } from "./task-store.service";

  selector: 'app-root',
  template: `<ejs-gantt #gantt id="ganttContainer"
[dataSource]="tasks | async" [height]="gantHeight" [rowHeight]="25" [allowSorting]="true"
 [taskFields]="taskSettings"  [editSettings]="editSettings"
  providers: [TaskStoreService]
export class AppComponent implements OnInit {
  public taskSettings: object;
  public tasks: Observable<DataStateChangeEventArgs>;
  public editSettings: any;
  public toolbar: string[];
  public ganttChart: GanttComponent;
  constructor(private TaskService: TaskStoreService) {
    this.tasks = TaskService;

  ngOnInit(): void {
    this.taskSettings = {
      id: 'id',
      name: 'TaskName',
      startDate: 'StartDate',
      duration: 'Duration',
      progress: 'Progress',
      dependency: 'Predecessor',
      parentID: 'ParentID',
      resourceInfo: 'resources',
    this.editSettings = {
      allowEditing: true,
      allowAdding: true,
      allowDeleting: true,
      allowTaskbarEditing: true
    this.toolbar = ['Add', 'Edit', 'Delete'];
    const state: any = { skip: 0, take: 10 };
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import { Injectable } from "@angular/core";
import { Subject, Observable } from "rxjs";
import { HttpClient, HttpHeaders } from "@angular/common/http";
import { TaskModel } from "./task-model";
import { map } from "rxjs/operators";

  providedIn: "root"
export class TaskStoreService extends Subject<any> {
  private apiUrl = "api/tasks";
  constructor(private http: HttpClient) {

  public execute(state: any): void {
    this.getTasks(state).subscribe(x => as any)

  getTasks(state?: any): Observable<TaskModel[]> {
    return this.http.get<TaskModel[]>(this.apiUrl).pipe(
        (response: any) =>
              state.take > 0
                ? response.slice(state.skip, state.take)
                : response,
            count: response.length

Note: Currently, we do not have support to perform CRUD operations using observables in Angular Gantt Chart.