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Timeline Header Rows in React Schedule component

02 Feb 2023 / 5 minutes to read

The Timeline views can have additional header rows other than its default date and time header rows. It is possible to show individual header rows for displaying year, month and week separately using the HeaderRowDirective. This is applicable only on the timeline views. The possible rows which can be added using HeaderRowDirective are as follows.

  • Year
  • Month
  • Week
  • Date
  • Hour

The Hour row is not applicable for Timeline month view.

Learn to add and customize additional header rows in the Timeline views of React Scheduler from this video:

The following example shows the Scheduler displaying all the available header rows on timeline views.

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import * as React from 'react';
import * as ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import { ScheduleComponent, HeaderRowDirective, HeaderRowsDirective, TimelineViews, Inject, ViewsDirective, ViewDirective } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-schedule';
import { scheduleData } from './datasource';
import { extend } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';
function App() {
    const data = extend([], scheduleData, null, true);
    return (<ScheduleComponent width='100%' height='550px' selectedDate={new Date(2018, 11, 31)} eventSettings={{ dataSource: data }} startHour='09:00' endHour='13:00'>
<HeaderRowsDirective>
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Year'/>
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Month'/>
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Week'/>
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Date'/>
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Hour'/>
</HeaderRowsDirective>
<ViewsDirective>
  <ViewDirective option='TimelineWeek'/>
</ViewsDirective>
<Inject services={[TimelineViews]}/>
  </ScheduleComponent>);
}
;
const root = ReactDOM.createRoot(document.getElementById('schedule'));
root.render(<App />);
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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
            
    <title>Syncfusion React Schedule</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Essential JS 2 for React Components" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-schedule/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.7/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
     <style>
        #loader {
            color: #008cff;
            height: 40px;
            left: 45%;
            position: absolute;
            top: 45%;
            width: 30%;
        }
    </style>
</head>

<body>
        <div id='schedule'>
            <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
        </div>
</body>

</html>
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import * as React from 'react';
import * as ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import {
  ScheduleComponent, HeaderRowDirective, HeaderRowsDirective, TimelineViews, Inject,
  ViewsDirective, ViewDirective
} from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-schedule';
import { scheduleData } from './datasource';
import { extend } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';

function App() {
  const data: Object[] = extend([], scheduleData, null, true) as Object[];
  return (<ScheduleComponent width='100%' height='550px' selectedDate={new Date(2018, 11, 31)}
eventSettings={{ dataSource: data }} startHour='09:00' endHour='13:00'>
<HeaderRowsDirective>
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Year' />
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Month' />
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Week' />
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Date' />
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Hour' />
</HeaderRowsDirective>
<ViewsDirective>
  <ViewDirective option='TimelineWeek' />
</ViewsDirective>
<Inject services={[TimelineViews]} />
  </ScheduleComponent>)
};
const root = ReactDOM.createRoot(document.getElementById('schedule'));
root.render(<App />);

Importing HeaderRowsDirective and HeaderRowDirective is mandatory.

Display year and month rows in timeline views

To display the timeline Scheduler simply with year and month names alone, define the option Year and Month within the HeaderRowDirective.

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import * as React from 'react';
import * as ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import { ScheduleComponent, HeaderRowDirective, HeaderRowsDirective, TimelineMonth, Inject, ViewsDirective, ViewDirective } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-schedule';
import { scheduleData } from './datasource';
import { extend } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';
function App() {
    const data = extend([], scheduleData, null, true);
    return (<ScheduleComponent width='100%' height='550px' selectedDate={new Date(2018, 11, 31)} eventSettings={{ dataSource: data }}>
<HeaderRowsDirective>
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Year'/>
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Month'/>
</HeaderRowsDirective>
<ViewsDirective>
  <ViewDirective option='TimelineMonth' interval={24}/>
</ViewsDirective>
<Inject services={[TimelineMonth]}/>
  </ScheduleComponent>);
}
;
const root = ReactDOM.createRoot(document.getElementById('schedule'));
root.render(<App />);
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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
            
    <title>Syncfusion React Schedule</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Essential JS 2 for React Components" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-schedule/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.7/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
     <style>
        #loader {
            color: #008cff;
            height: 40px;
            left: 45%;
            position: absolute;
            top: 45%;
            width: 30%;
        }
    </style>
</head>

<body>
        <div id='schedule'>
            <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
        </div>
</body>

</html>
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import * as React from 'react';
import * as ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import {
  ScheduleComponent, HeaderRowDirective, HeaderRowsDirective, TimelineMonth, Inject,
  ViewsDirective, ViewDirective
} from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-schedule';
import { scheduleData } from './datasource';
import { extend } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';

function App() {
  const data: Object[] = extend([], scheduleData, null, true) as Object[];
  return (<ScheduleComponent width='100%' height='550px' selectedDate={new Date(2018, 11, 31)}
eventSettings={{ dataSource: data }}>
<HeaderRowsDirective>
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Year' />
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Month' />
</HeaderRowsDirective>
<ViewsDirective>
  <ViewDirective option='TimelineMonth' interval={24} />
</ViewsDirective>
<Inject services={[TimelineMonth]} />
  </ScheduleComponent>)
};
const root = ReactDOM.createRoot(document.getElementById('schedule'));
root.render(<App />);

Display week numbers in timeline views

The week number can be displayed in a separate header row of the timeline Scheduler by setting Week option within HeaderRowDirective.

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import * as React from 'react';
import * as ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import { ScheduleComponent, HeaderRowDirective, HeaderRowsDirective, TimelineMonth, TimelineViews, Inject, ViewsDirective, ViewDirective } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-schedule';
import { scheduleData } from './datasource';
import { extend } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';
function App() {
    const data = extend([], scheduleData, null, true);
    return (<ScheduleComponent width='100%' height='550px' selectedDate={new Date(2018, 11, 31)} eventSettings={{ dataSource: data }}>
<HeaderRowsDirective>
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Week'/>
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Date'/>
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Hour'/>
</HeaderRowsDirective>
<ViewsDirective>
  <ViewDirective option='TimelineMonth' interval={24}/>
  <ViewDirective option='TimelineWeek' interval={3}/>
  <ViewDirective option='TimelineDay' interval={4}/>
</ViewsDirective>
<Inject services={[TimelineMonth, TimelineViews]}/>
  </ScheduleComponent>);
}
;
const root = ReactDOM.createRoot(document.getElementById('schedule'));
root.render(<App />);
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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
            
    <title>Syncfusion React Schedule</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Essential JS 2 for React Components" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-schedule/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.7/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
     <style>
        #loader {
            color: #008cff;
            height: 40px;
            left: 45%;
            position: absolute;
            top: 45%;
            width: 30%;
        }
    </style>
</head>

<body>
        <div id='schedule'>
            <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
        </div>
</body>

</html>
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import * as React from 'react';
import * as ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import {
  ScheduleComponent, HeaderRowDirective, HeaderRowsDirective, TimelineMonth, TimelineViews, Inject,
  ViewsDirective, ViewDirective
} from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-schedule';
import { scheduleData } from './datasource';
import { extend } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';

function App() {
  const data: Object[] = extend([], scheduleData, null, true) as Object[];
  return (<ScheduleComponent width='100%' height='550px' selectedDate={new Date(2018, 11, 31)}
eventSettings={{ dataSource: data }}>
<HeaderRowsDirective>
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Week' />
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Date' />
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Hour' />
</HeaderRowsDirective>
<ViewsDirective>
  <ViewDirective option='TimelineMonth' interval={24} />
  <ViewDirective option='TimelineWeek' interval={3} />
  <ViewDirective option='TimelineDay' interval={4} />
</ViewsDirective>
<Inject services={[TimelineMonth, TimelineViews]} />
  </ScheduleComponent>)
};
const root = ReactDOM.createRoot(document.getElementById('schedule'));
root.render(<App />);

Timeline view displaying dates of a complete year

It is possible to display a complete year in a timeline view by setting interval value as 12 and defining TimelineMonth view option within the ViewDirective of Scheduler.

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import * as React from 'react';
import * as ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import { ScheduleComponent, HeaderRowDirective, HeaderRowsDirective, TimelineMonth, Inject, ViewsDirective, ViewDirective } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-schedule';
import { eventData } from './datasource';
import { extend } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';
function App() {
    const data = extend([], eventData, null, true);
    return (<ScheduleComponent width='100%' height='550px' selectedDate={new Date(2018, 0, 1)} eventSettings={{ dataSource: data }}>
<HeaderRowsDirective>
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Month'/>
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Date'/>
</HeaderRowsDirective>
<ViewsDirective>
  <ViewDirective option='TimelineMonth' interval={12}/>
</ViewsDirective>
<Inject services={[TimelineMonth]}/>
  </ScheduleComponent>);
}
;
const root = ReactDOM.createRoot(document.getElementById('schedule'));
root.render(<App />);
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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
            
    <title>Syncfusion React Schedule</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Essential JS 2 for React Components" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-schedule/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.7/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
     <style>
        #loader {
            color: #008cff;
            height: 40px;
            left: 45%;
            position: absolute;
            top: 45%;
            width: 30%;
        }
    </style>
</head>

<body>
        <div id='schedule'>
            <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
        </div>
</body>

</html>
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import * as React from 'react';
import * as ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import {
  ScheduleComponent, HeaderRowDirective, HeaderRowsDirective, TimelineMonth, Inject,
  ViewsDirective, ViewDirective
} from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-schedule';
import { eventData } from './datasource';
import { extend } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';

function App() {
  const data: Object[] = extend([], eventData, null, true) as Object[];
  return (<ScheduleComponent width='100%' height='550px' selectedDate={new Date(2018, 0, 1)}
eventSettings={{ dataSource: data }}>
<HeaderRowsDirective>
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Month' />
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Date' />
</HeaderRowsDirective>
<ViewsDirective>
  <ViewDirective option='TimelineMonth' interval={12} />
</ViewsDirective>
<Inject services={[TimelineMonth]} />
  </ScheduleComponent>)
};
const root = ReactDOM.createRoot(document.getElementById('schedule'));
root.render(<App />);

Customizing the header rows using template

You can customize the text of the header rows and display any images or formatted text on each individual header rows using the built-in template option available within the HeaderRowDirective.

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import * as React from 'react';
import * as ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import { ScheduleComponent, getWeekNumber, HeaderRowDirective, HeaderRowsDirective, TimelineMonth, Inject, ViewsDirective, ViewDirective } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-schedule';
import { scheduleData } from './datasource';
import { Internationalization, extend } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';
function App() {
    const data = extend([], scheduleData, null, true);
    const instance = new Internationalization();
    function getYearDetails(value) {
        return 'Year: ' + instance.formatDate(value.date, { skeleton: 'y' });
    }
    function getMonthDetails(value) {
        return 'Month: ' + instance.formatDate(value.date, { skeleton: 'M' });
    }
    function getWeekDetails(value) {
        return 'Week ' + getWeekNumber(value.date);
        ;
    }
    function yearTemplate(props) {
        return (<span className="year">{getYearDetails(props)}</span>);
    }
    function monthTemplate(props) {
        return (<span className="month">{getMonthDetails(props)}</span>);
    }
    function weekTemplate(props) {
        return (<span className="week">{getWeekDetails(props)}</span>);
    }
    return (<ScheduleComponent width='100%' height='550px' selectedDate={new Date(2018, 0, 1)} eventSettings={{ dataSource: data }}>
<HeaderRowsDirective>
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Year' template={yearTemplate}/>
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Month' template={monthTemplate}/>
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Week' template={weekTemplate}/>
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Date'/>
</HeaderRowsDirective>
<ViewsDirective>
  <ViewDirective option='TimelineMonth'/>
</ViewsDirective>
<Inject services={[TimelineMonth]}/>
  </ScheduleComponent>);
}
;
const root = ReactDOM.createRoot(document.getElementById('schedule'));
root.render(<App />);
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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
            
    <title>Syncfusion React Schedule</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Essential JS 2 for React Components" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-react-schedule/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.7/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
     <style>
        #loader {
            color: #008cff;
            height: 40px;
            left: 45%;
            position: absolute;
            top: 45%;
            width: 30%;
        }
    </style>
</head>

<body>
        <div id='schedule'>
            <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
        </div>
</body>

</html>
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import * as React from 'react';
import * as ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import {
  ScheduleComponent, getWeekNumber, HeaderRowDirective, HeaderRowsDirective, TimelineMonth, Inject,
  ViewsDirective, ViewDirective, CellTemplateArgs
} from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-schedule';
import { scheduleData } from './datasource';
import { Internationalization, extend } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';

function App() {
  const data: Object[] = extend([], scheduleData, null, true) as Object[];
  const instance: Internationalization = new Internationalization();
  function getYearDetails(value: CellTemplateArgs) {
return 'Year: ' + instance.formatDate((value as CellTemplateArgs).date, { skeleton: 'y' });
  }
  function getMonthDetails(value: CellTemplateArgs) {
return 'Month: ' + instance.formatDate((value as CellTemplateArgs).date, { skeleton: 'M' });
  }
  function getWeekDetails(value: CellTemplateArgs) {
return 'Week ' + getWeekNumber((value as CellTemplateArgs).date);;
  }
  function yearTemplate(props): JSX.Element {
return (<span className="year">{getYearDetails(props)}</span>);
  }
  function monthTemplate(props): JSX.Element {
return (<span className="month">{getMonthDetails(props)}</span>);
  }
  function weekTemplate(props): JSX.Element {
return (<span className="week">{getWeekDetails(props)}</span>);
  }
  return (<ScheduleComponent width='100%' height='550px' selectedDate={new Date(2018, 0, 1)}
eventSettings={{ dataSource: data }}>
<HeaderRowsDirective>
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Year' template={yearTemplate} />
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Month' template={monthTemplate} />
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Week' template={weekTemplate} />
  <HeaderRowDirective option='Date' />
</HeaderRowsDirective>
<ViewsDirective>
  <ViewDirective option='TimelineMonth' />
</ViewsDirective>
<Inject services={[TimelineMonth]} />
  </ScheduleComponent>)
};
const root = ReactDOM.createRoot(document.getElementById('schedule'));
root.render(<App />);

You can refer to our React Scheduler feature tour page for its groundbreaking feature representations. You can also explore our React Scheduler example to knows how to present and manipulate data.