Customizing the Admin

Preparing your App

import React from 'react';
import { HydraAdmin, replaceResources } from '@api-platform/admin';
import parseHydraDocumentation from '@api-platform/api-doc-parser/lib/hydra/parseHydraDocumentation';
import { greetingsNameInput } from './components/greetings/inputs.js';
import { greetingsNameField } from './components/greetings/fields.js';
import BookList from './components/books/list.js';
import BookCreate from './components/books/create.js';
import BookEdit from './components/books/edit.js';
import { booksDescriptionInput } from './components/books/inputs.js';

const entrypoint = process.env.REACT_APP_API_ENTRYPOINT;

const greetings = {
  name: 'greetings',
  fields: [
    {
      name: 'name',
      input: greetingsNameInput,
      field: greetingsNameField,
    }
  ],
  listFields: [
    // list here all fields you want to be displayed in the List view
  ],
};

const books = {
  name: 'books',
  list: BookList,
  create: BookCreate,
  edit: BookEdit,
  fields: [
    {
      name: 'description',
      input: booksDescriptionInput,
    }
  ]
};

const newResources = [
  greetings,
  books,
];

const myApiDocumentationParser = entrypoint => parseHydraDocumentation(entrypoint)
  .then(({ api }) => {
    replaceResources(api.resources, newResources);
    return { api };
  })
;

export default () => <HydraAdmin apiDocumentationParser={myApiDocumentationParser} entrypoint={entrypoint} />;

All you have to do is to provide a collection of objects (the newResources variable). The value of the name property must match the resource name you want to customize, or it will be ignored. Other available properties will be explained further.

Customizing Inputs

import React from 'react';
import { TextInput } from 'react-admin';

const myInput = props => (
  <TextInput label="My new label" {...props} />
);

const greetings = {
  name: 'greetings',
  fields: [
    {
      name: 'name',
      input: myInput,
    },
  ],
};

export default [
  greetings,
];

That's it! Our custom TextInput component will now be used in all forms to edit the name property of the greeting resource. In this example, we are reusing an Input component provided by react-admin, but you can use any component you want as long as you respect the signature expected by react-admin.

Customizing Fields

import React from 'react';
import { UrlField } from 'react-admin';

const myField = props => (
  <UrlField {...props} />
);

const greetings = {
  name: 'greetings',
  fields: [
    {
      name: 'url',
      field: myField,
    },
  ],
};

export default [
  greetings,
];

That's it! Our custom myField component will now be used to display the resource. In this example, we are reusing a Field component provided by react-admin, but you can use any component you want as long as you respect the signature expected by react-admin.

"Free" Mode

If you want to fully customize the admin, here is how you can do it:

import React from 'react';

const GreetingList = props => <p>Yay! I can do what I want!</p>;
const GreetingCreate = props => <p>Yay! I can do what I want!</p>;
const GreetingEdit = props => <p>Yay! I can do what I want!</p>;

const greetings = {
  name: 'greetings',
  list: GreetingList,
  create: GreetingCreate,
  edit: GreetingEdit,
};

export default [
  greetings,
];

Reusing the Default Layout

Most of the time you want to keep the default layout and just customize what is inside, here is how to do it:

List

import React from 'react';
import { List, Datagrid } from 'react-admin';

const GreetingList = props => {
  const getField = fieldName => {
    const {options: {resource: {fields}}} = props;

    return fields.find(resourceField => resourceField.name === fieldName) ||
      null;
  };

  const displayField = fieldName => {
    const {options: {api, fieldFactory, resource}} = props;

    const field = getField(fieldName);

    if (field === null) {
      return;
    }

    return fieldFactory(field, {api, resource});
  };

  return (
    <List {...props}>
      <Datagrid>
        {displayField('name')}
      </Datagrid>
    </List>
  );
};

const greetings = {
  name: 'greetings',
  list: GreetingList,
};

export default [
  greetings,
];

Create

Customizing the Form Layout

import React from 'react';
import { Create, SimpleForm } from 'react-admin';
import { getResourceField } from '@api-platform/admin/lib/docsUtils';

const GreetingCreate = props => {
  const {options: {inputFactory, resource}} = props;

  return (
    <Create {...props}>
      <SimpleForm>
        <div className="custom-grid">
          <div className="column">
            {inputFactory(getResourceField(resource, 'name'))}
          </div>
          <div className="column">
            {inputFactory(getResourceField(resource, 'description'))}
          </div>
        </div>
      </SimpleForm>
    </Create>
  );
};

const greetings = {
  name: 'greetings',
  create: GreetingCreate,
};

export default [
  greetings,
];

This way, we have been reusing most of the default behavior, but we managed to had a custom grid. This could also be a way to customize the fields order, and many more things you could think of.

Dynamic Display

If you want to have a form with dynamic display, just use a connected component like this one:

import React from 'react';
import { connect } from 'react-redux';
import { formValueSelector } from 'redux-form';
import { getResourceField } from '@api-platform/admin/lib/docsUtils';
import { Create, SimpleForm } from 'react-admin';

const GreetingCreateView = props => {
  const {options: {inputFactory, resource}, formValueName} = props;

  return (
    <Create {...props}>
      <SimpleForm>
        {inputFactory(getResourceField(resource, 'name'))}
        {formValueName && (
          inputFactory(getResourceField(resource, 'description'))
        )}
      </SimpleForm>
    </Create>
  );
};

const mapStateToProps = state => ({
  formValueName: formValueSelector('record-form')(state, 'name'),
});

const GreetingCreate = connect(mapStateToProps)(GreetingCreateView);

const greetings = {
  name: 'greetings',
  create: GreetingCreate,
};

export default [
  greetings,
];

Edit

import React from 'react';
import { Edit, SimpleForm } from 'react-admin';
import { getResourceField } from '@api-platform/admin/lib/docsUtils';

const GreetingEdit = props => {
  const {options: {inputFactory, resource}} = props;

  return (
    <Edit {...props}>
      <SimpleForm>
        <div className="custom-grid">
          <div className="column">
            {inputFactory(getResourceField(resource, 'name'))}
          </div>
          <div className="column">
            {inputFactory(getResourceField(resource, 'description'))}
          </div>
        </div>
      </SimpleForm>
    </Edit>
  );
};

const greetings = {
  name: 'greetings',
  edit: GreetingEdit,
};

export default [
  greetings,
];

In this example, we have been able to customize the template to add a custom grid, but you could do more, have a look at the Createpart above to see more examples.