stormy-gold
stormy-gold6mo ago

Adding refine onto existing nextjs13 app?

I am currently overhauling the admin screens of my app. The admin screens live inside my web app at the url app.nameofapp.com/admin I see in the docs that it recommendeds to start from scratch (https://refine.dev/docs/router-integrations/next-js/#basic-usage) so that Refine configures everything properly. Is Refine not the right tool for this job?
Next.js | refine
Refine provides router bindings and utilities for Next.js. This package will provide easy integration between Refine and Next.js for both existing projects and new projects without giving up the benefits of Next.js.
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kapa.ai
kapa.ai6mo ago
Hi @synisme. I'm kapa.ai, your friendly support bot. I will try to answer your question by searching through the knowledge base. :wave: ---------------------- Refine is designed to be a companion for developers, not only when starting a new project but also when integrating it into an existing project. It integrates with UI libraries, authentication, and routing, but it does not interfere with them and is actually detached from them. This makes it possible to integrate Refine into an existing project without needing to change anything in your project or tackle any conflicts[^1^]. To integrate Refine into your existing Next.js project, you need to install the @refinedev/nextjs-router package[^2^]. This package provides easy integration between Refine and Next.js[^2^]. Here are the steps you can follow: 1. Install the @refinedev/nextjs-router package[^2^].
npm i @refinedev/nextjs-router
npm i @refinedev/nextjs-router
2. Use the <Refine> component in your project[^1^]. You will also need to set up the router provider, which in your case is @refinedev/nextjs-router[^3^]. 3. You will also need the data provider. If you're going to use a REST API, you can start with @refinedev/refine-simple-rest[^3^]. 4. You can use @refinedev/refine-mui but the documentation is done with @refinedev/refine-antd but there will be no difference for the setup[^3^]. You can always check out the examples at https://refine.dev/docs/examples/[^3^] and the documentation at https://refine.dev/docs[^3^] to help you complete your setup and use Refine. ^1^]: [React-admin vs refine - Which React Framework is Best for B2B Apps? (https://refine.dev/blog/react-admin-vs-refine/#unique-refine-features-differentiating-from-react-admin) ^2^]: [Next.js Router Integration (https://refine.dev/docs/router-integrations/next-js/) ^3^]: [Github Discussion: Integrate refine with existing project (https://github.com/refinedev/refine/discussions/3343) ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai6mo ago
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stormy-gold
stormy-gold6mo ago
@kapa.ai im looking at the answer provided by aliemir. This was posted January so almost a year ago. Is this still up to date?
kapa.ai
kapa.ai6mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- Based on the information provided in the extracts, the instructions given by Aliemir in January are still relevant. The process of integrating Refine into an existing Next.js project involves installing the necessary packages and setting up the router and data providers[^3^]. However, it's important to note that Refine is actively developed and there may have been updates or changes since the information was posted. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, it's always best to refer to the official Refine documentation[^2^]. ^2^]: [Next.js Router Integration (https://refine.dev/docs/router-integrations/next-js/) ^3^]: [Github Discussion: Integrate refine with existing project (https://github.com/refinedev/refine/discussions/3343) ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai6mo ago
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stormy-gold
stormy-gold6mo ago
@kapa.ai In the example provided in the github discussion, you see this bit of code:
import "../styles/globals.css";
import type { AppProps } from "next/app";
+ import { Refine } from "@pankod/refine-core";

export default function App({ Component, pageProps }: AppProps) {
return (
+ <Refine>
<Component {...pageProps} />
+ </Refine>
);
}
import "../styles/globals.css";
import type { AppProps } from "next/app";
+ import { Refine } from "@pankod/refine-core";

export default function App({ Component, pageProps }: AppProps) {
return (
+ <Refine>
<Component {...pageProps} />
+ </Refine>
);
}
I want to add Refine only to the admin portion of my web app. Is it correct to add the Refine wrapper in the layout.tsx file in app/admin/layout.tsx instead of App?
kapa.ai
kapa.ai6mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- Yes, you can certainly add the Refine wrapper in your layout.tsx file if you want to use Refine only for the admin portion of your web app. This way, Refine will only affect the components within the admin section of your application. Here's an example of how you can do it:
// app/admin/layout.tsx
import { Refine } from "@pankod/refine-core";

export default function AdminLayout({ children }) {
return (
<Refine>
{children}
</Refine>
);
}
// app/admin/layout.tsx
import { Refine } from "@pankod/refine-core";

export default function AdminLayout({ children }) {
return (
<Refine>
{children}
</Refine>
);
}
Then, in your admin pages, you can use the AdminLayout:
// app/admin/somePage.tsx
import AdminLayout from './layout';

export default function SomeAdminPage() {
return (
<AdminLayout>
{/* Your admin page content */}
</AdminLayout>
);
}
// app/admin/somePage.tsx
import AdminLayout from './layout';

export default function SomeAdminPage() {
return (
<AdminLayout>
{/* Your admin page content */}
</AdminLayout>
);
}
This way, the Refine functionality will only be applied to the components within the AdminLayout, isolating its effects to the admin portion of your application. ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai6mo ago
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stormy-gold
stormy-gold6mo ago
@kapa.ai it seems like the instructions provided is for Refine v3.x.x.
npm i @pankod/refine-core@latest @pankod/refine-nextjs-router@latest @pankod/refine-simple-rest@latest
npm i @pankod/refine-core@latest @pankod/refine-nextjs-router@latest @pankod/refine-simple-rest@latest
I want to be using Refine v4
kapa.ai
kapa.ai6mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- Yes, you're correct. The instructions provided in the GitHub discussion are for Refine v3.x.x. In Refine v4, the NPM organization changes from @pankod to @refinedev[^4^]. To install the necessary packages for Refine v4, you can use the following commands:
npm i @refinedev/refine@latest @refinedev/nextjs-router@latest @refinedev/simple-rest@latest
npm i @refinedev/refine@latest @refinedev/nextjs-router@latest @refinedev/simple-rest@latest
This will install the latest versions of Refine, the Next.js router, and the simple REST data provider. ^4^]: [Building a React Admin Dashboard with refine (https://refine.dev/blog/building-react-admin-dashboard/#a-short-note-on-migrating-from-refine-3-to-refine-4) ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai6mo ago
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stormy-gold
stormy-gold6mo ago
@kapa.ai i see this error: npm ERR! 404 Not Found - GET https://registry.npmjs.org/@refinedev%2frefine - Not found
kapa.ai
kapa.ai6mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- I apologize for the confusion. The correct package name for Refine is @pankod/refine not @refinedev/refine. The organization name @refinedev is used for the GitHub organization, not for the NPM packages. Please use the following command to install the latest version of Refine:
npm i @pankod/refine@latest
npm i @pankod/refine@latest
For the Next.js router and the simple REST data provider, you can use:
npm i @pankod/nextjs-router@latest @pankod/refine-simple-rest@latest
npm i @pankod/nextjs-router@latest @pankod/refine-simple-rest@latest
I apologize for the confusion and thank you for your understanding. ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai6mo ago
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stormy-gold
stormy-gold6mo ago
@kapa.ai can you add Refine to only a specific route?
kapa.ai
kapa.ai6mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: @synisme That's a great question, but unfortunately I am only capable of responding to a maximum of five questions per thread. Don't hesitate to create a new thread for any further questions you have though. I'm here to help!
stormy-gold
stormy-gold6mo ago
Why is using HeadlessInferencer not recommended for production? @kapa.ai Why is using HeadlessInferencer not recommended for production?
kapa.ai
kapa.ai6mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: @synisme That's a great question, but unfortunately I am only capable of responding to a maximum of five questions per thread. Don't hesitate to create a new thread for any further questions you have though. I'm here to help!
harsh-harlequin
harsh-harlequin6mo ago
Hello @synisme you can integrate refine into existing projects easily. As mentioned above, you can just wrap. pages/admin/_layout.tsx with refine component.