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Advanced Plugins

Now that we know how to write a basic Grid.js plugin, let's take a look at some complex examples.

Using the pipeline

Grid.js has an internal pipeline which takes care of processing, filter and refining the raw data. You can get access to the current pipeline by using config.pipeline (via the useConfig hook) or you can use the useSelector hook to subscribe to a specific part of Grid.js state.

In this example, we have a table of Name (string) and Salary (double) and our custom plugin is in charge of summing salaries and displaying the total in the footer.

import { useSelector } from "gridjs";
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Using the translation

Likewise, you can get access to the Translator function using the useTranslator hook to localize strings in your Grid.js plugin:

import { useTranslator } from "gridjs";
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Grid.js provides the following hooks. You can use them to build and customize the behavior of your plugin:

  • useConfig: Retrieve the current Grid.js config object
  • useSelector: Subscribe to a specific part of the Grid.js state (e.g. useSelector(state =>
  • useTranslator: Get the Grid.js Translator function
  • useStore: Retrieve the Grid.js internal Store object