afraid-scarlet
afraid-scarlet11mo ago

What the point to duplicate same path in resources and router?

What the point to duplicate same path in resources and router?
16 Replies
kapa.ai
kapa.ai11mo ago
Hi @mflash.. I'm kapa.ai, your friendly support bot. I will try to answer your question by searching through the knowledge base. :wave: ---------------------- In the Refine framework, the resources prop in the Refine component and the Routes component from react-router-dom both use paths, but they serve different purposes. The resources prop in the Refine component is used to define the resources of your application. Each resource is an object that includes a name and paths for different actions like list, show, create, edit. These paths are used by Refine to handle data fetching and other resource-specific operations.
<Refine
dataProvider={dataProvider("<https://api.fake-rest.refine.dev">)}
routerProvider={routerBindings}
resources={[
{
name: "blog_posts",
list: "/blog-posts",
show: "/blog-posts/show/:id",
create: "/blog-posts/create",
edit: "/blog-posts/edit/:id",
},
]}
options={{
syncWithLocation: true,
warnWhenUnsavedChanges: true,
}}
>
<Refine
dataProvider={dataProvider("<https://api.fake-rest.refine.dev">)}
routerProvider={routerBindings}
resources={[
{
name: "blog_posts",
list: "/blog-posts",
show: "/blog-posts/show/:id",
create: "/blog-posts/create",
edit: "/blog-posts/edit/:id",
},
]}
options={{
syncWithLocation: true,
warnWhenUnsavedChanges: true,
}}
>
Source (https://refine.dev/docs/tutorial/understanding-resources/index) On the other hand, the Routes component from react-router-dom is used to define the routing of your application. It determines what component should be rendered based on the current URL.
<Routes>
<Route
index
element={<NavigateToResource resource="blog_posts" />}
/>

<Route path="blog-posts">
<Route index element={<HeadlessInferencer />} />
<Route
path="show/:id"
element={<HeadlessInferencer />}
/>
<Route
path="edit/:id"
element={<HeadlessInferencer />}
/>
<Route path="create" element={<HeadlessInferencer />} />
</Route>

<Route path="*" element={<div>Error!</div>} />
</Routes>
<Routes>
<Route
index
element={<NavigateToResource resource="blog_posts" />}
/>

<Route path="blog-posts">
<Route index element={<HeadlessInferencer />} />
<Route
path="show/:id"
element={<HeadlessInferencer />}
/>
<Route
path="edit/:id"
element={<HeadlessInferencer />}
/>
<Route path="create" element={<HeadlessInferencer />} />
</Route>

<Route path="*" element={<div>Error!</div>} />
</Routes>
Source (https://refine.dev/docs/tutorial/understanding-resources/index) So, while it may seem like duplication, these paths are used for different purposes and are both necessary for the functioning of a Refine application. ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai11mo ago
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afraid-scarlet
afraid-scarlet11mo ago
@kapa.ai As an example, lets see to resource method
show
show
Does it means that I can open and see resource with that link?
https://api.fake-rest.refine.dev//blog-posts/show/1
https://api.fake-rest.refine.dev//blog-posts/show/1
kapa.ai
kapa.ai11mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- No, the show path you see in the resource configuration is not a direct URL to view the resource. It's a path used within your Refine application to define the route for viewing a specific resource item in your application's UI. For example, if you have a show path defined as /blog-posts/show/:id in your resource configuration, it means that in your application, you can view a specific blog post by navigating to a URL like <http://localhost:3000/blog-posts/show/1.> The actual data for the blog post with id 1 would be fetched from your data provider, which could be at a URL like <https://api.fake-rest.refine.dev/blog-posts/1.> The exact URL and method for fetching the data would depend on how your data provider is set up. Here's an example of how you might use the show path in your application:
import { Refine } from "@refinedev/core";
import routerProvider from "@refinedev/react-router-v6";
import dataProvider from "@refinedev/simple-rest";

import { BrowserRouter, Routes, Route } from "react-router-dom";

import { HeadlessInferencer } from "@refinedev/inferencer/headless";

const API_URL = "<https://api.fake-rest.refine.dev";>

const App: React.FC = () => {
return (
<BrowserRouter>
<Refine
routerProvider={routerProvider}
dataProvider={dataProvider(API_URL)}
resources={[
{
name: "samples",
show: "/samples/show/:id",
},
]}
>
<Routes>
<Route
path="/samples/show/:id"
element={<HeadlessInferencer />}
/>
</Routes>
</Refine>
</BrowserRouter>
);
};
import { Refine } from "@refinedev/core";
import routerProvider from "@refinedev/react-router-v6";
import dataProvider from "@refinedev/simple-rest";

import { BrowserRouter, Routes, Route } from "react-router-dom";

import { HeadlessInferencer } from "@refinedev/inferencer/headless";

const API_URL = "<https://api.fake-rest.refine.dev";>

const App: React.FC = () => {
return (
<BrowserRouter>
<Refine
routerProvider={routerProvider}
dataProvider={dataProvider(API_URL)}
resources={[
{
name: "samples",
show: "/samples/show/:id",
},
]}
>
<Routes>
<Route
path="/samples/show/:id"
element={<HeadlessInferencer />}
/>
</Routes>
</Refine>
</BrowserRouter>
);
};
Source (https://refine.dev/docs/api-reference/core/components/inferencer) In this example, when you navigate to a URL like <http://localhost:3000/samples/show/1,> the HeadlessInferencer component would be rendered, and it would fetch and display the data for the sample with id 1. ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai11mo ago
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afraid-scarlet
afraid-scarlet11mo ago
@kapa.ai If I have my own API url like
https://api.fake.dev/blog-posts/
https://api.fake.dev/blog-posts/
And I have show link like here
https://api.fake.dev/blog-posts/view/1
https://api.fake.dev/blog-posts/view/1
Where 1 - is ID. How shoud I tell it to refine?
kapa.ai
kapa.ai11mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- In Refine, you can define the show path in the resources prop of the Refine component. However, this path is used for routing within your application, not for making API requests. The actual API request URL and method are determined by your data provider. If you're using one of the built-in data providers, such as @refinedev/simple-rest or @refinedev/json-server, they follow certain conventions for API requests. For example, to fetch a single resource item, they would make a GET request to a URL like <https://api.fake.dev/blog-posts/1.> If your API follows a different convention, like <https://api.fake.dev/blog-posts/view/1> for fetching a single item, you would need to create a custom data provider to handle this. Here's an example of how you might override the getOne method of the simple-rest data provider to use your custom URL:
import dataProvider from "@refinedev/simple-rest";
import axios from "axios";

const simpleRestProvider = dataProvider("<https://api.fake.dev">);

const myDataProvider = {
...simpleRestProvider,
getOne: async ({ resource, id }) => {
const url = `<https://api.fake.dev/${resource}/view/${id}`;>

const { data } = await axios.get(url);

return {
data,
};
},
};

<Refine dataProvider={myDataProvider} />;
import dataProvider from "@refinedev/simple-rest";
import axios from "axios";

const simpleRestProvider = dataProvider("<https://api.fake.dev">);

const myDataProvider = {
...simpleRestProvider,
getOne: async ({ resource, id }) => {
const url = `<https://api.fake.dev/${resource}/view/${id}`;>

const { data } = await axios.get(url);

return {
data,
};
},
};

<Refine dataProvider={myDataProvider} />;
Source (https://refine.dev/docs/faq) In this example, when you call the useShow hook with a resource name and id, it would make a GET request to a URL like <https://api.fake.dev/blog-posts/view/1> to fetch the data. ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai11mo ago
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afraid-scarlet
afraid-scarlet11mo ago
@kapa.ai Is it possible to use refine without using Router component?
kapa.ai
kapa.ai11mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- Yes, it is possible to use Refine without using a Router component. With the changes introduced in Refine v4, the resources prop now acts as a connection point between your app and API, rather than being mandatory for the router to work. This means your router can work without resources, and your resources can work without a router. Here's an excerpt from the Refine v4 announcement (https://refine.dev/blog/refine-v4-announcement):
Changes to the resources prop in refine v4 have made it possible for the prop to act as a connection point between your app and API, rather than being mandatory for the router to work. As a result, your router can work without resources, and your resources can work without a router.
However, please note that while it's possible to use Refine without a router, doing so would limit some of the out-of-the-box functionality that Refine provides for routing and resource management. ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai11mo ago
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afraid-scarlet
afraid-scarlet11mo ago
@kapa.ai how to use custom Layout for the specific urls?
kapa.ai
kapa.ai11mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- To use a custom layout for specific URLs in your Refine application, you can define a custom Layout component and use it in your routes. Here's an example of how you might do this: First, define your custom layout. This could be as simple or as complex as you need. Here's a basic example:
const CustomLayout: React.FC = ({ children }) => (
<div style={{ display: "flex", flexDirection: "column" }}>
<div>Custom Layout</div>
<div>{children}</div>
</div>
);
const CustomLayout: React.FC = ({ children }) => (
<div style={{ display: "flex", flexDirection: "column" }}>
<div>Custom Layout</div>
<div>{children}</div>
</div>
);
Source (https://refine.dev/docs/api-reference/core/components/refine-config) Then, use your custom layout in the Layout prop of the Refine component:
const App: React.FC = () => (
<Refine
...
Layout={({ children }) => (
<CustomLayout>{children}</CustomLayout>
)}
/>
);
const App: React.FC = () => (
<Refine
...
Layout={({ children }) => (
<CustomLayout>{children}</CustomLayout>
)}
/>
);
Source (https://refine.dev/docs/api-reference/core/components/refine-config) This will apply your custom layout to all routes in your application. If you want to use a different layout for specific routes, you can do this by defining separate routes with different layouts. However, this would require using a router, such as react-router-dom. For more detailed information on layout customization, you can refer to the Custom Layout documentation (https://refine.dev/docs/advanced-tutorials/custom-layout/). ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai11mo ago
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afraid-scarlet
afraid-scarlet11mo ago
@kapa.ai but Layout prop in Refine components is deprecated. What alternatives?
kapa.ai
kapa.ai11mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: @mflash. That's a great question, but unfortunately I am only capable of responding to a maximum of three questions per thread. Don't hesitate to create a new thread for any further questions you have though. I'm here to help!