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A basic sorted table for Vue.js

A basic sorted table for Vue.js

vue-sorted-table

A plugin to turn tables into sorted tables. Supports nested object keys, custom icons and reusable components.

Installation

Install with NPM:

npm install --save vue-sorted-table

Import globally in app:

import SortedTablePlugin from "vue-sorted-table";

Vue.use(SortedTablePlugin);

Examples

Basic

The basic example shows how to use the SortedTable and SortLink components:

<template>
  <div id="app">
    <SortedTable :values="values">
      <thead>
        <tr>
          <th scope="col" style="text-align: left; width: 10rem;">
            <SortLink name="id">ID</SortLink>
          </th>
          <th scope="col" style="text-align: left; width: 10rem;">
            <SortLink name="name">Name</SortLink>
          </th>
          <th scope="col" style="text-align: left; width: 10rem;">
            <SortLink name="hits">Hits</SortLink>
          </th>
        </tr>
      </thead>
      <tbody slot="body" slot-scope="sort">
        <tr v-for="value in sort.values" :key="value.id">
          <td>{{ value.id }}</td>
          <td>{{ value.name }}</td>
          <td>{{ value.hits }}</td>
        </tr>
      </tbody>
    </SortedTable>
  </div>
</template>

<script>
export default {
  name: "App",
  data: function() {
    return {
      values: [
        { name: "Plugin Foo", id: 2, hits: 33 },
        { name: "Plugin Bar", id: 1, hits: 42 },
        { name: "Plugin Foo Bar", id: 3, hits: 79 }
      ]
    };
  }
};
</script>

The SortedTable tag requires a values property, which is an array of objects which contain the data:

<SortedTable :values="values">
</SortedTable>

The SortLink tag adds a link to sort the provided data. In the case the name property value is the current
sorting, the component adds a sort icon, depending on the actual order:

<SortLink name="id">ID</SortLink>

The sorted data is made accessible as a scoped slot.
Therefore the tbody tag is served as part of the body slot and has the slot scope sort:

<tbody slot="body" slot-scope="sort">
</tbody>

Now we can access the slot scope via sort and iterate over the sorted values to render the data:

<tr v-for="value in sort.values" :key="value.id">
  <td>{{ value.id }}</td>
  <td>{{ value.name }}</td>
  <td>{{ value.hits }}</td>
</tr>

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Advanced

The advanced example is based on the basic example.
It shows how to use the plugin configuration to set global sort icons:

Vue.use(SortedTablePlugin, {
  ascIcon: '<i class="material-icons">arrow_drop_up</i>',
  descIcon: '<i class="material-icons">arrow_drop_down</i>'
});

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Nested values

By default, the objects containing the values has to be a flat object.
To support nested objects ({ name: "Plugin Foo", user: { id: 1, name: "David Campbell" } }) the plugin
uses lodash.

At first, install lodash:

npm install --save lodash

Import lodash and register Vue prototype:

import _ from "lodash";

Vue.prototype.$_ = _;

Add sort link using the nested key:

<SortLink name="user.name">Username</SortLink>

Extend v-for loop to render nested value:

<tr v-for="value in sort.values" :key="value.id">
  <td>{{ value.id }}</td>
  <td>{{ value.name }}</td>
  <td>{{ value.hits }}</td>
  <td>{{ value.user.name }}</td>
</tr>

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Single File Components

The SortedTable and SortLink components can be used without registering the plugin.
Import the components, e.g. as part of a singe file component:

import { SortedTable, SortLink } from "vue-sorted-table";

Register components locally:

export default {
  name: "App",
  components: {
    SortedTable,
    SortLink
  },
  data: function() {
    return {
        // ..
    };
  }
};

Add sort icons as property of the SortedTable tag:

<SortedTable
  :values="values"
  ascIcon="<span> ▲</span>"
  descIcon="<span> ▼</span>"
>
  <!-- .. -->
</SortedTable>

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Configuration

The plugin configuration allows to set global sort icons, e.g. Advanced Example

Option Description
ascIcon Ascending sort icon.
descIcon Descending sort icon.

Components

SortedTable

The SortedTable is the main component of the plugin. It is intended to be a replacement of the <table></table> tag.
So instead using the old table tags, use <SortedTable></SortedTable>.

Properties

This component has the following properties:

Property Required Default Description
values yes null Array of objects containing the values which should be sorted.
dir no asc Sort direction. Valid values: ("asc"|"desc")
sort no id Default sorting. Could be any valid object key.
ascIcon no Ascending icon. Overwrites default or globally set icon.
descIcon no Descending icon. Overwrites default or globally set icon.

This component adds a link to sort the given values. A sort icon is attached automatically to link.

Properties

This component has the following properties:

Property Required Default Description
name yes The object key name on which the values will be sorted.

Constraint

Currently, the SortLink component expects to be a child of the SortedTable component.
Adding any other component in between will break the sorting capabilities.

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