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Use the sxc query(...) API to get Queries in JS

This page uses the sxc data API to get data from the backend and display it in a table with JavaScript.
In this tutorial you'll learn how to:

  • Create a $2sxc object using the current Module Id
  • Create a Query service using the .query(...).
  • Read data using getAll(), getStream(...) and getStreams(...)

Note that this sample will run the query RandomAuthorWithBooks. There are some things which you should know:

  1. The Query has permissions configured to allow viewers to use the query in JS.
  2. Each call returns a random author with his books, so sometimes the books-list may be empty

Source Code of this file

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@using ToSic.Sxc.Services;
@inherits Custom.Hybrid.Razor12
@using ToSic.Razor.Blade;
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Use the sxc query(...) API to get... <!-- unimportant stuff, hidden -->

<button id="mod-@CmsContext.Module.Id-load-all" type="button" class="btn btn-primary">Get entire Query</button>
<button id="mod-@CmsContext.Module.Id-author" type="button" class="btn btn-primary">Get Stream <code>Author</code></button>
<button id="mod-@CmsContext.Module.Id-streams" type="button" class="btn btn-primary">Get Streams <code>Author</code> and <code>Books</code></button>

@* This tutorial uses turnOn, see https://app-dev.2sxc.org/tutorial-razor/en-bs4/Home/turn-on/home *@
@{ GetService<IPageService>().Activate("turnOn"); }
<turnOn turn-on='{ "run": "window.tutQuery.init()", "data": { "moduleId": "@CmsContext.Module.Id" } }'></turnOn>

<script src="@App.Path/js/_220-query.js"></script>

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Source Code of _220-query.js

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window.tutQuery = {
  querySvc: null,
  init: function({ moduleId }) {
    // Create a $2sxc object using the current Module Id
    const sxc = $2sxc(moduleId);
    this.querySvc = sxc.query('RandomAuthorWithBooks');

    // Attach click-handlers to button
    document.getElementById(`mod-${moduleId}-load-all`).onclick = () => this.getAll();
    document.getElementById(`mod-${moduleId}-author`).onclick = () => this.getAuthor();
    document.getElementById(`mod-${moduleId}-streams`).onclick = () => this.getStreams();
  },

  getAll: function() {
    this.querySvc.getAll().then(data => {
      console.log("Get All", data);
      alert('Got all - see console for details. \n \n' + JSON.stringify(data, null, 2));
    });
  },

  getAuthor: function() {
    this.querySvc.getStream('Author').then(data => {
      console.log("Get Stream 'Author' only", data);
      alert('Got all - see console for details. \n \n' + JSON.stringify(data, null, 2));
    });
  },

  getStreams: function() {
    this.querySvc.getStreams('Author,Books').then(data => {
      console.log("Get Streams 'Author' and 'Books'", data);
      alert('Got all - see console for details. \n \n' + JSON.stringify(data, null, 2));
    });
  },
}