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Getting Started with Vue 3 in Vue QueryBuilder component

14 Oct 2021 / 4 minutes to read

This section explains how to use Query Builder component in Vue 3 application.

Prerequisites

  • vue : 3+
  • node : 10.15+
  • vue-class-component : 8.0.0-rc.1

Creating Vue application using Vue CLI

The easiest way to create a Vue application is to use the Vue CLI. Vue CLI versions above 4.5.0 are mandatory for creating applications using Vue 3. Use the following command to uninstall older versions of the Vue CLI.

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npm uninstall vue-cli -g

Use the following commands to install the latest version of Vue CLI.

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npm install -g @vue/cli
npm install -g @vue/cli-init

Create a new project using the command below.

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vue create quickstart
cd quickstart

Initiating a new project prompts us to choose the type of project to be used for the current application. Select the option Default (Vue 3 Preview) from the menu.

Reference

Adding Syncfusion Query Builder package in the application

Syncfusion Vue packages are maintained in the npmjs.com registry. The Query Builder component will be used in this example. To install it use the following command.

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npm install @syncfusion/ej2-vue-querybuilder --save

Adding CSS reference for Syncfusion Vue Query Builder component

Import the needed css styles for the Query Builder component along with dependency styles in the <script> section of the src/App.vue file as follows.

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<style>
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-base/styles/material.css";
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css";
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css";
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css";
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css";
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-lists/styles/material.css";
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-popups/styles/material.css";
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-calendars/styles/material.css";
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-vue-querybuilder/styles/material.css";
</style>

Adding Syncfusion Vue Query Builder component in the application

You have completed all the necessary configurations needed for rendering the Syncfusion Vue component. Now, you are going to add the Query Builder component using following steps.

  1. Import the Query Builder component in the <script> section of the src/App.vue file.
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  <script>
  import { QueryBuilderComponent, ColumnDirective, ColumnsDirective } from "@syncfusion/ej2-vue-querybuilder";
  </script>
  1. Register the Query Builder component along with the required child directives which are used in this example. Find the list of child directives and the tag names that can be used in the Query Builder component in the following table.
Directive Name Tag Name
ColumnsDirective e-columns
ColumnDirective e-column
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    import { QueryBuilderComponent, ColumnDirective, ColumnsDirective } from "@syncfusion/ej2-vue-querybuilder";

    export default {
        name: "App",
        components: {
        "ejs-querybuilder": QueryBuilderComponent,
        "e-columns": ColumnsDirective,
        "e-column": ColumnDirective
        }
    }
  1. Add the component definition in template section.
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<template>
<div class="control-section">
    <div class="col-lg-12 querybuilder-control">
        <ejs-querybuilder width="70%">
            <e-columns>
                <e-column field='EmployeeID' label='Employee ID' type='number' />
                <e-column field='FirstName' label='First Name' type='string' />
                <e-column field='TitleOfCourtesy' label='Title Of Courtesy' type='boolean' :values="values" />
                <e-column field='Title' label='Title' type='string' />
                <e-column field='HireDate' label='Hire Date' type='date' format='dd/MM/yyyy' />
                <e-column field='Country' label='Country' type='string' />
                <e-column field='City' label='City' type='string' />
            </e-columns>
        </ejs-querybuilder>
    </div>
</div>
</template>
  1. Summarizing the above steps, update the src/App.vue file with following code.
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<template>
<div class="control-section">
    <div class="col-lg-12 querybuilder-control">
        <ejs-querybuilder width="70%">
            <e-columns>
                <e-column field='EmployeeID' label='Employee ID' type='number' />
                <e-column field='FirstName' label='First Name' type='string' />
                <e-column field='TitleOfCourtesy' label='Title Of Courtesy' type='boolean' :values="values" />
                <e-column field='Title' label='Title' type='string' />
                <e-column field='HireDate' label='Hire Date' type='date' format='dd/MM/yyyy' />
                <e-column field='Country' label='Country' type='string' />
                <e-column field='City' label='City' type='string' />
            </e-columns>
        </ejs-querybuilder>
    </div>
</div>
</template>

<script>
import { QueryBuilderComponent, ColumnDirective, ColumnsDirective } from "@syncfusion/ej2-vue-querybuilder";

export default {
    name: "App",
    components: {
      "ejs-querybuilder": QueryBuilderComponent,
      "e-columns": ColumnsDirective,
      "e-column": ColumnDirective
    },
    data: function() {
        return {
            values: ['Mr.', 'Mrs.']
        };
    }
}
</script>
<style>
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-base/styles/material.css";
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css";
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css";
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css";
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css";
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-lists/styles/material.css";
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-popups/styles/material.css";
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-calendars/styles/material.css";
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-vue-querybuilder/styles/material.css";
</style>

Running the application

Run the application using the following command.

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npm run serve

Web server will be initiated, Open the quick start app in the browser at port localhost:8080.

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