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Getting started with JavaScript (ES5) Kanban control

This section briefly explains how to create the Kanban component and configure its available functionalities in a JavaScript application.

Dependencies

The following list of dependencies are required to use the Kanban component in your application:

|-- @syncfusion/ej2-kanban
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-base
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-buttons
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-data
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-dropdowns
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-icons
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-inputs
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-layouts
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-lists
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-navigations
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-popups
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-splitbuttons

Setup for local environment

Refer to the following steps to setup your local environment:

Step 1: Create a root folder myapp for your application.

Step 2: Create myapp/resources folder to store local scripts and styles files.

Step 3: Create myapp/index.js and myapp/index.html files for initializing Essential JS 2 Kanban control.

Adding Syncfusion resources

The Essential JS 2 Kanban control can be initialized by using one of the following ways.

  • Using local scripts and styles.
  • Using CDN links for scripts and styles.

Using local scripts and styles

You can get the global scripts and styles from the Essential Studio JavaScript (Essential JS 2) build installed location.

After installing the Essential JS 2 product build, you can copy the Kanban and its dependency scripts and style files into the resources/scripts and resources/styles folder respectively.

Refer to the following location from where the Kanban’s script and styles can be referenced.

Syntax:

Script: **(installed location)**/Syncfusion/Essential Studio/{RELEASE_VERSION}/Essential JS 2/{PACKAGE_NAME}/dist/global/{PACKAGE_NAME}.min.js

Styles: **(installed location)**/Syncfusion/Essential Studio/{RELEASE_VERSION}/Essential JS 2/{PACKAGE_NAME}/styles/material.css

Example:

Script: C:/Program Files (x86)/Syncfusion/Essential Studio/17.4.39/Essential JS 2/ej2-kanban/dist/global/ej2-kanban.min.js

Styles: C:/Program Files (x86)/Syncfusion/Essential Studio/17.4.39/Essential JS 2/ej2-kanban/styles/material.css

After copying the files, you can refer the Kanban’s scripts and styles into the index.html file. The following HTML code example shows the dependency of Kanban.

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
       <head>
            <title>Essential JS 2 Kanban</title>
            <!-- Essential JS 2 Kanban's dependent material theme -->
            <link href="resources/base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="resources/buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="resources/dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="resources/inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="resources/layouts/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="resources/popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="resources/navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <!-- Essential JS 2 Kanban's material theme -->
            <link href="resources/kanban/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>

            <!-- Essential JS 2 Kanban's dependent scripts -->
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-base.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-buttons.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-data.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-dropdowns.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-inputs.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-splitbuttons.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-lists.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-popups.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-navigations.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-layouts.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <!-- Essential JS 2 Kanban's global script -->
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-kanban.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
       </head>
       <body>
       </body>
  </html>

Using CDN link, you can directly refer the Kanban’s script and styles into the index.html file.

Refer to the Kanban’s CDN links given as follows.

Syntax:

Script: http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/{PACKAGE_NAME}/dist/global/{PACKAGE_NAME}.min.js

Styles: http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/{PACKAGE_NAME}/styles/material.css

Example:

Script: http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-kanban/dist/global/ej2-kanban.min.js

Styles: http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-kanban/styles/material.css

The following HTML code example shows the dependency of Kanban with ej2-kanban.min.js.

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
       <head>
            <title>Essential JS 2 Kanban</title>
            <!-- Essential JS 2 Kanban's dependent material theme -->
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-layouts/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <!-- Essential JS 2 Kanban's material theme -->
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-kanban/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>

            <!-- Essential JS 2 Kanban's dependent script -->
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/dist/global/ej2-base.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-data/dist/global/ej2-data.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-data/dist/global/ej2-dropdown.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/dist/global/ej2-inputs.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-buttons/dist/global/ej2-buttons.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-layouts/dist/global/ej2-layouts.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-splitbuttons/dist/global/ej2-splitbuttons.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-lists/dist/global/ej2-lists.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-popups/dist/global/ej2-popups.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-navigations/dist/global/ej2-navigations.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <!-- Essential JS 2 Kanban's global script -->
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-kanban/dist/global/ej2-kanban.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
       </head>
       <body>
           <!-- Add the HTML <div> element for kanban  -->
             <div id="Kanban"></div>
             <script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
       </body>
  </html>

Place the following Kanban code in the index.js file.

var kanbanObj = new ej.kanban.Kanban({
    columns: [
        { headerText: 'Backlog', keyField: 'Open' },
        { headerText: 'In Progress', keyField: 'InProgress' },
        { headerText: 'Testing', keyField: 'Testing' },
        { headerText: 'Done', keyField: 'Close' }
    ]
});
kanbanObj.appendTo('#Kanban');

Initialize the Kanban

Now, you can add the Kanban control to the application. For getting started, add a div element for Kanban control in index.html. Then refer the index.js file into the index.html file.

In this document context, we are going to use ej2.min.js, which includes all the Essential JS 2 components and their dependent scripts.

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
       <head>
            <title>Essential JS 2 Kanban</title>
            <!-- Essential JS 2 Kanban's dependent material theme -->
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-layouts/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <!-- Essential JS 2 Kanban's material theme -->
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-kanban/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>

            <!-- Essential JS 2 all script -->
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
       </head>
       <body>
           <!-- Add the HTML <div> element for kanban  -->
             <div id="Kanban"></div>
             <script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
       </body>
  </html>

Place the following Kanban code in the index.js file.

var kanbanObj = new ej.kanban.Kanban({
    columns: [
        { headerText: 'Backlog', keyField: 'Open' },
        { headerText: 'In Progress', keyField: 'InProgress' },
        { headerText: 'Testing', keyField: 'Testing' },
        { headerText: 'Done', keyField: 'Close' }
    ]
});
kanbanObj.appendTo('#Kanban');
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index.js
index.html
var kanbanObj = new ej.kanban.Kanban({
    columns: [
        { headerText: 'Backlog', keyField: 'Open' },
        { headerText: 'In Progress', keyField: 'InProgress' },
        { headerText: 'Testing', keyField: 'Testing' },
        { headerText: 'Done', keyField: 'Close' }
    ]
});
kanbanObj.appendTo('#Kanban');
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>Kanban Columns Header</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Kanban Columns Header">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-layouts/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-kanban/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    
    <div id="container">
        <div class="content-wrapper">
            <div id="Kanban"></div>
        </div>
    </div>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

Populating cards

To populate the empty Kanban with cards, define the local JSON data or remote data using the dataSource property. To define dataSource, the mandatory fields in JSON object should be relevant to keyField. In the following example, you can see the cards defined with default fields such as ID, Summary, and Status.

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index.js
index.html
var kanbanObj = new ej.kanban.Kanban({
    dataSource: kanbanData,
    keyField: 'Status',
    columns: [
        { headerText: 'Backlog', keyField: 'Open' },
        { headerText: 'In Progress', keyField: 'InProgress' },
        { headerText: 'Testing', keyField: 'Testing' },
        { headerText: 'Done', keyField: 'Close' }
    ],
    cardSettings: {
        contentField: 'Summary',
        headerField: 'Id',
    }
});
kanbanObj.appendTo('#Kanban');
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>Kanban Cards</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Kanban Cards">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-layouts/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-kanban/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="es5-datasource.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    
    <div id="container">
        <div class="content-wrapper">
            <div id="Kanban"></div>
        </div>
    </div>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

Enable swimlane

Swimlane can be enabled by mapping the fields swimlaneSettings.keyField to appropriate column name in dataSource. This enables the grouping of the cards based on the mapped column values.

Source
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index.js
index.html
var kanbanObj = new ej.kanban.Kanban({
    dataSource: kanbanData,
    keyField: 'Status',
    columns: [
        { headerText: 'Backlog', keyField: 'Open' },
        { headerText: 'In Progress', keyField: 'InProgress' },
        { headerText: 'Testing', keyField: 'Testing' },
        { headerText: 'Done', keyField: 'Close' }
    ],
    cardSettings: {
        contentField: 'Summary',
        headerField: 'Id',
    },
    swimlaneSettings: {
        keyField: 'Assignee'
    }
});
kanbanObj.appendTo('#Kanban');
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>Kanban with Swimlane Rows</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Kanban swimlane rows">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-layouts/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-kanban/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="es5-datasource.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    
    <div id="container">
        <div class="content-wrapper">
            <div id="Kanban"></div>
        </div>
    </div>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>