How can i use refine in a existing react project?

Hi, I'm new to react and refine. i wanted to know if it's possible to create a react project first and then add refine for a dashboard.
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kapa.ai
kapa.ai3mo ago
Hi @Keith. I'm kapa.ai, your friendly support bot. I will try to answer your question by searching through the knowledge base. :wave: ---------------------- Yes, you can integrate Refine into an existing React project. Here are the steps you need to follow: 1. Install the @refinedev/core package. This is the only package required for Refine to work. For demonstration purposes, you can also install the @refinedev/simple-rest package to use as a data provider. You can use one of the provided data providers or create your own.
npm i @refinedev/core @refinedev/simple-rest
npm i @refinedev/core @refinedev/simple-rest
2. Import the Refine component into your application. The Refine component provides the necessary context for all child components to work with Refine hooks and components. 3. The only required prop for the Refine component is dataProvider. Here's an example of how you can use it in your application:
import { Refine } from "@refinedev/core";
import dataProvider from "@refinedev/simple-rest";

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

function App() {
return (
<ExistingProvider>
<Refine dataProvider={dataProvider(API_URL)}>
{/* You can use Refine hooks inside here */}
<ComponentWithRefineHooks />
<ExistingComponent1>
</Refine>
</ExistingProvider>
);
}
import { Refine } from "@refinedev/core";
import dataProvider from "@refinedev/simple-rest";

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

function App() {
return (
<ExistingProvider>
<Refine dataProvider={dataProvider(API_URL)}>
{/* You can use Refine hooks inside here */}
<ComponentWithRefineHooks />
<ExistingComponent1>
</Refine>
</ExistingProvider>
);
}
You can read more about data providers here (https://refine.dev/docs/data/data-provider/). Remember, children of the Refine component can use Refine features. This means you can leverage Refine's pre-generated pages and content, and incorporate them into your application. For more information, you can refer to the official documentation (https://refine.dev/docs/guides-concepts/usage-with-existing-projects) on using Refine with existing projects. Sources: Usage with Existing Projects (https://refine.dev/docs/guides-concepts/usage-with-existing-projects), Adding refine to a project (https://github.com/refinedev/refine/discussions/5454) ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai3mo ago
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