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Version: v2.0.0

Run JavaScript code

You can write custom JavaScript code to interact with components and queries. To do that, you just need to create a new query and select Run JavaScript Code from the data sources dropdown.

Run JavaScript code

Example: Displaying random number

  • Let's drag a button and a text widget inside a container widget.
  • Click on the + on the query panel to create a query and select Run JavaScript code from the available datasources
  • Write the code in JavaScript editor and save the query:
const a = Math.floor(Math.random() * (10 - 1)) + 1;
return a;
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  • The return statement is used to end the code and the value specified to the return statement will be stored in the data property of the query. ex: {{queries.runjs1.data}}
  • You cannot use console.log in Run JavaScript code
  • Let's edit the properties of widgets:
    • Add an event handler to the button - Select On Click event, Run Query action, and select the runjs1 query that we created. This will run the JavaScript code every time the button is clicked.
    • Edit the property of text widget - In the text field enter Random number: {{queries.runjs1.data}}. It will display the output as Random number: result from JS code
Run JavaScript code

You can also write custom JavaScript code to get the data from External APIs and manipulate the response for graphical representation. Here's the tutorial on how we used custom JavaScript code to build an app using GitHub API.

Libraries

ToolJet allows you to internally utilize these libraries:

NameDocumentation
Momenthttps://momentjs.com/docs/
Lodashhttps://lodash.com/docs/
Axioshttps://axios-http.com/docs/intro
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Issues with writing custom JavaScript code? Ask in our Slack community.