possible to use refine layout/router within existing project?

Hi, is it possible to use the refine routing and/or layout within an existing project?
I attempted this, but was having issues with the routes and links not working within an existing set of react router routes. The routes didn't appear to show relative to being within an existing set of routes. For example, if I have an existing route of /app/admin-view and wanted refine to start at this view and allow me to have /app/admin-view/projects where projects was a resource defined with refine, how could I accomplish this? For my existing application, this type of route does not appear to show up, and the navigation provided by refine automatically tries to make every link an absolute link, so I end up with links directing to /projects instead of /app/admin-view/projects. React-router has relative linking support out of the box, so I'm confused as to why this happens this way. The actual UI layout also wasn't working by laying itself out within its container, but that is not as big of an issue.
Any suggestions/tips for how this should work? Thank you.
4 Replies
kapa.ai
kapa.ai10mo ago
Hi @mwarger. I'm kapa.ai, your friendly support bot. I will try to answer your question by searching through the knowledge base. :wave: ---------------------- Yes, it is possible to use refine's routing and layout within an existing project. Refine provides router bindings and utilities for various routing libraries like React Router v6, Next.js, and Remix. This allows easy integration between refine and these libraries for both existing projects and new projects [^1^][^2^][^3^]. However, it seems you're facing issues with nested routes and relative links. Refine has made significant changes to the routerProvider and route handling to improve flexibility and provide unlimited customization options. This means that refine can meet enterprise-grade requirements, and users can integrate refine into their existing projects without needing to modify their current routes or application structure [^4^]. In your case, you might need to define your resource actions using components and let the RefineRoutes render them. You can also define the path for each action. If you don't define the path, the RefineRoutes will use the default paths for the actions [^5^]. Here's an example of how you can define your routes:
import { Refine } from "@refinedev/core";
import dataProvider from "@refinedev/simple-rest";
import routerProvider, { RefineRoutes } from "@refinedev/react-router-v6";
import { BrowserRouter, Routes, Route } from "react-router-dom";

import { PostList, PostCreate } from "pages/posts";
import { CategoryList, CategoryShow } from "pages/categories";

import { Layout } from "components/Layout";
import { ErrorComponent } from "components/Error";

const App = () => {
return (
<BrowserRouter>
<Refine
dataProvider={dataProvider}
routerProvider={routerProvider}
resources={[
{
name: "posts",
list: PostList,
create: PostCreate,
},
{
name: "categories",
list: CategoryList,
show: {
component: CategoryShow,
path: "/categories/:id/details", // Notice that we can also define the path here
},
}
]}
>
<RefineRoutes>
{(routes) => (
<Routes>
<Route
element={(
<Layout>
<Outlet />
</Layout>
)}
>
<Route index element={<NavigateToResource />} />
{routes}
<Route path="*" element={<ErrorComponent />} />
</Route>
</Routes>
)}
</RefineRoutes>
</BrowserRouter>
)
}
import { Refine } from "@refinedev/core";
import dataProvider from "@refinedev/simple-rest";
import routerProvider, { RefineRoutes } from "@refinedev/react-router-v6";
import { BrowserRouter, Routes, Route } from "react-router-dom";

import { PostList, PostCreate } from "pages/posts";
import { CategoryList, CategoryShow } from "pages/categories";

import { Layout } from "components/Layout";
import { ErrorComponent } from "components/Error";

const App = () => {
return (
<BrowserRouter>
<Refine
dataProvider={dataProvider}
routerProvider={routerProvider}
resources={[
{
name: "posts",
list: PostList,
create: PostCreate,
},
{
name: "categories",
list: CategoryList,
show: {
component: CategoryShow,
path: "/categories/:id/details", // Notice that we can also define the path here
},
}
]}
>
<RefineRoutes>
{(routes) => (
<Routes>
<Route
element={(
<Layout>
<Outlet />
</Layout>
)}
>
<Route index element={<NavigateToResource />} />
{routes}
<Route path="*" element={<ErrorComponent />} />
</Route>
</Routes>
)}
</RefineRoutes>
</BrowserRouter>
)
}
^1^]: [React Router v6 (https://refine.dev/docs/packages/documentation/routers/react-router-v6) ^2^]: [Next.js (https://refine.dev/docs/packages/documentation/routers/nextjs) ^3^]: [Remix (https://refine.dev/docs/packages/documentation/routers/remix) ^4^]: [Announcing the Release of refine v4! (https://refine.dev/blog/refine-v4-announcement) ^5^]: [React Router v6 FAQ (https://refine.dev/docs/packages/documentation/routers/react-router-v6) ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai10mo ago
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fascinating-indigo
fascinating-indigo10mo ago
I will look at this some more, but I don't understand how this is different.
In your case, you might need to define your resource actions using components and let the RefineRoutes render them.
I don't understand this, yet. RefineRoutes use is discouraged in the docs, and I don't see how it changes anything about integrating within an existing route tree. I figured this out. I was missing that I needed to append the path with parameters before the existing routes - I did not need to use RefineRoutes
national-gold
national-gold10mo ago
Yes it's possible, refine provides features with react context. Inside <Refine /> you can use all hooks and components. and with refine@4, completly detached from routes
resources={[
{
name: "projects",
list: "/app/admin-view/projects",
},
]}
resources={[
{
name: "projects",
list: "/app/admin-view/projects",
},
]}
or
resources={[
{
name: "app",
list: "/app",
},
{
name: "admin-view",
list: "/admin-view",
meta: {
parent: "app",
},
},
{
name: "projects",
list: "/app/admin-view/projects",
meta: {
parent: "admin-view",
},
},
]}
resources={[
{
name: "app",
list: "/app",
},
{
name: "admin-view",
list: "/admin-view",
meta: {
parent: "app",
},
},
{
name: "projects",
list: "/app/admin-view/projects",
meta: {
parent: "admin-view",
},
},
]}
you can implement resource like this, and you can implements routes are normal react router.
<Route path="app">
<Route path="admin-view">
<Route path="projects">
<Route index element={<PostList />} />
</Route>
</Route>
</Route>
<Route path="app">
<Route path="admin-view">
<Route path="projects">
<Route index element={<PostList />} />
</Route>
</Route>
</Route>