DEV Community

Cover image for Quickly Create a Responsive Sales Data Table with Vue and Vuetify
Divine Orji for Hackmamba

Posted on

Quickly Create a Responsive Sales Data Table with Vue and Vuetify

When running a business, taking advantage of insights in your sales data provides an ingenious way to make better business decisions.

In this article, you will learn how to create a sales data table in Vue and Vuetify and store your data using Appwrite.

Vuetify is a modern UI library built on Vue, with design patterns and principles based on Google’s Material UI. It provides many responsive components out of the box, speeding up your development process.

Appwrite is a backend-as-a-service platform that enables you to integrate features such as storage, authentication, and database management into your project without having to build a backend from scratch.

GitHub Repo

Check out its source code on GitHub


To follow along and understand this article, you should have:

  • Basic knowledge of JavaScript and Vue.js
  • Vue CLI installed on your computer. Verify its installation by running vue --version in your terminal, or install it by running npm install --location=global @vue/cli
  • Docker Desktop installed on your computer. Run docker -v in your terminal to verify its installation, or install it by following the steps outlined in the Get Docker documentation
  • Appwrite instance running on Docker. Follow this guide to create a local Appwrite instance

Setting Up Your Vue Project

Create your project

In your terminal, navigate to your preferred directory and run the command below to create a new vue project:

vue create <project-name>
Enter fullscreen mode Exit fullscreen mode

In this article, <project-name> is appwrite-sales-data-table.

In the options to pick a preset, select Default ([Vue2] babel, eslint).

Install Vuetify

After successfully creating your Vue project, cd into it and run the command below to install Vuetify:

vue add vuetify
Enter fullscreen mode Exit fullscreen mode

In the options to choose a preset, select Vuetify 2 - Vue CLI (recommended).

After its successful installation, run npm run serve in your terminal and view your newly created Vue/Vuetify project in your browser at localhost:8080:

Vuetify Home

Setting Up Table UI

In Vuetify, you can use the v-data-table component to display tabular data. It contains APIs and props that enable you to use features such as sorting, searching, row selection, content editing, and pagination.

Open your project in your code editor and update src/App.vue with the code below:

In the code above, you did the following:

  • Created a <template> with a <v-app> component which wraps all your HTML content. This component is essential because it gives you access to all the capabilities of Vuetify
  • In your <v-app> component, you created another <template> containing <v-data-table>, the Vuetify data table component. It contains :headers="headers" and :items="sales" for your table’s header and body content
  • The <v-dialog> tag enables you to create a dialog box. In this code, you created dialog boxes to add new sales data and confirm if you want to delete existing data
  • The data object in your <script> tag contains the default state for your dialog boxes, headers, and sales content. The <script> tag also contains CRUD methods to populate your sales array and create/delete items from your table

In your browser, your project should look like this:

Sales Data Table UI

Setting Up Your Database On Appwrite

First, ensure that Docker Desktop is running your local Appwrite instance, then open localhost:80 in your browser to sign into Appwrite’s console:

Login to Appwrite

Click on “Create Project” to set up a new project for your database:

Create Project

In your new project’s dashboard, click on “Database” located on the left sidebar, then click on “Add Database” to create a new database:

Add Database

In your newly-created database, click on “Add Collection” and give your collection a suitable name:

Add Collection

In your newly-created collection, click “Attributes” and add each key in your data object as an attribute.

For this project, you will create attributes for rep (string), item (string), quantity (integer), and price (float or double).

Here is for rep:

rep attribute

Here is for quantity:

quantity attribute

Here is the complete list of attributes:

All attributes

Click on “Documents”, then click “Add Document” to add some data to your database:

Add Document

Your “Documents” screen will look similar to this:


Click on “Settings” and scroll down to “Permissions”. At the “Collection Level” section, set “Read Access” and “Write Access” to role:all, then click on “Update”:

Read and Write Access

Integrating Appwrite With Your Vue/Vuetify Project

Install Appwrite’s Web SDK

In your project’s terminal, run the command below to install Appwrite’s Web SDK:

yarn add appwrite
Enter fullscreen mode Exit fullscreen mode

After its successful installation, create a utils/config.js file in your project’s src/ folder and update it with the code below:

export const Server = {
  endpoint: process.env.VUE_APP_ENDPOINT,
  project: process.env.VUE_APP_PROJECT,
  collectionId: process.env.VUE_APP_COLLECTION_ID,
  database: process.env.VUE_APP_DATABASE_ID,
Enter fullscreen mode Exit fullscreen mode

In the code above, you created a Server object that contains your Appwrite’s database secrets. These details are stored in a .env.local file, and you will use them to configure Appwrite for your Vue/Vuetify project.

Configure Appwrite’s Account, Client, and Databases

In your src/ folder, create an api/index.js file and update it with the code below:

import { Server } from '@/utils/config';
import { Account, Client as Appwrite, Databases } from 'appwrite';
let api = {
  sdk: null,
  provider: () => {
    if (api.sdk) {
      return api.sdk;
    let appwrite = new Appwrite();
    const account = new Account(appwrite);
    const database = new Databases(appwrite, Server.database);
    api.sdk = { account, database };
    return appwrite;
  getAccount: () => {
    return api.provider().account.createAnonymousSession();
  createDocument: (collectionId, data, read, write) => {
    return api
      .database.createDocument(collectionId, 'unique()', data, read, write);
  listDocuments: (collectionId) => {
    return api.provider().database.listDocuments(collectionId);
  deleteDocument: (collectionId, documentId) => {
    return api.provider().database.deleteDocument(collectionId, documentId);
export default api;
Enter fullscreen mode Exit fullscreen mode

In the code above, you did the following:

  • Imported your Appwrite secrets from Server
  • Imported Account, Client as Appwrite, and Databases from Appwrite (these give you access to Appwrite’s account authentication and database features)
  • Created an api object with two keys - sdk and provider (by default, sdk is null, meaning it does not contain an account and database)
  • Your provider first checks if sdk is not null, in which case it returns whatever is in it. If the sdk is still null, it skips the if statement and runs the next code block
  • You created an Appwrite instance and set its endpoint and project ID with secrets from your Server
  • You created an Account instance, which you used in getAccount() to create an anonymous user session
  • You created a Databases instance, which contains your database ID and used it to perform CRUD operations in createDocument(), listDocuments(), and deleteDocument()
  • You exported your api to use in your Vue project

Add Appwrite’s secrets to .env.local file

In your project’s root directory, create a .env.local file and update it with the code below:

Enter fullscreen mode Exit fullscreen mode

Navigate to your project’s Appwrite console in your browser, and on the home page, click on “Settings” to view your Project ID and API Endpoint:

Project ID and API Endpoint

Click on “Database” in your project’s sidebar, then open your database and click on “Settings” to view your Database ID:

Database ID

On the “Collections” tab, select your collection and click on “Settings” to view your Collection ID:

Collection ID

Import Appwrite’s config files into Vue project

In your App.vue file, import your Appwrite config files by updating <script> with the code below:

  import api from './api';
  import { Server } from './utils/config';

  export default {
    // pre-existing code
Enter fullscreen mode Exit fullscreen mode

Setup Authorization

In your <script>'s methods object, add the code below:

authorize() {
  let init = api.getAccount();
    (res) => {
    (err) => {
Enter fullscreen mode Exit fullscreen mode

In the code above, you did the following:

  • Triggered the getAccount() function in api/index.js
  • When Appwrite grants a user permission to access the database, it sends a response to the console or displays an error if the request is unsuccessful

Get data from Appwrite’s database

In your <script>'s methods object, update initialize() with the code below:

initialize() {

  let getItems = api.listDocuments(Server.collectionId);
    (res) => {
      this.sales = res.documents;
    (err) => {
Enter fullscreen mode Exit fullscreen mode

Here, you did the following:

  • Triggered the authorize() method
  • Triggered the listDocuments() function in api/index.js. It takes in your collectionId as a parameter
  • Added the successful response to your sales array, and displayed errors (if any) in your browser’s console

If you run yarn serve in your terminal, and refresh your browser, you will see the data you’ve already stored in your Appwrite database:

Updated Sales Data Table

Delete Data From the Table and Appwrite Database

In your <script>'s methods object, update deleteConfirm() with the code below:

deleteItemConfirm() {
  try {
  } catch (error) {

  this.sales.splice(this.editedIndex, 1);
Enter fullscreen mode Exit fullscreen mode

Here, you did the following:

  • Added a try-catch block to trigger the deleteDocument() function in api/index.js. Its two parameters are your collectionId, and your document’s $id
  • You also deleted the selected data from the sales array and closed the “Delete” modal

Add New Data to the Table and Appwrite Database

In your <script>'s methods object, update save() with the code below:

save() {
  let newItem = api.createDocument(Server.collectionId, this.editedItem);
    (res) => {
    (err) => {
Enter fullscreen mode Exit fullscreen mode

Here, you did the following:

  • Triggered the createDocument() function in api/index.js; it takes in your collectionId and the new data as parameters
  • Added the data to the sales array after successfully adding it to your database.
  • Closed your modal

Here is the final result:

Final Result


In the article, you learned how to create a responsive sales data table with Vue and Vuetify, store and retrieve your data using Appwrite.

Combining Vuetify and Appwrite provides many robust, out-of-the-box features to enable you to build full-fledged apps quickly.

To learn more about these features, check out the resources below.


Top comments (0)