A treeview component with material-ui to use with react-admin

Usage no npm install needed!

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A Tree component with material-ui to use with react-admin.



npm install --save ra-tree-ui-materialui ra-tree-language-english
# or
yarn add ra-tree-ui-materialui ra-tree-language-english


With a categories ressource having this structure where a category may have a parent category referenced by the parent_id field:

    { "id": 1, "name": "Clothing" },
    { "id": 2, "name": "Men", "parent_id": 1 },
    { "id": 3, "name": "Suits", "parent_id": 2 },
    { "id": 4, "name": "Slacks", "parent_id": 3 },
    { "id": 5, "name": "Jackets", "parent_id": 3 },
    { "id": 6, "name": "Women", "parent_id": 1 },
    { "id": 7, "name": "Dresses", "parent_id": 6 },
    { "id": 8, "name": "Evening Gowns", "parent_id": 7 },
    { "id": 9, "name": "Sun Dresses", "parent_id": 7 },
    { "id": 10, "name": "Skirts", "parent_id": 6 },
    { "id": 11, "name": "Blouses", "parent_id": 6 }

First, you need to register the tree reducer and the translations:

// in App.js
import React from 'react';
import { Admin, Resource, mergeTranslations } from 'react-admin';
import { reducer as tree } from 'ra-tree-ui-materialui';
import englishMessages from 'ra-language-english';
import treeEnglishMessages from 'ra-tree-language-english';

import dataProvider from './dataProvider';
import posts from './posts';
import tags from './tags';

const messages = {
    'en': mergeTranslations(englishMessages, treeEnglishMessages),
const i18nProvider = locale => messages[locale];

const App = () => (
        // Note that you cannot name it anything other than `tree`
        customReducers={{ tree }}
        <Resource name="posts" {...posts} />
        <Resource name="tags" {...tags} />

You can then use the tree components:

// in src/tags/list.js
import React from 'react';
import { TextField } from 'react-admin';
import {
} from 'ra-tree-ui-materialui';

const TagNodeActions = props => (
    <TreeNodeActions {...props}>
        <TreeNodeActionsMenu {...props}>
            <AddChildNodeMenuItem />
            <AddNodeBeforeMenuItem />
            <AddNodeAfterMenuItem />
            <EditMenuItem />
            <DeleteMenuItem />

// Disallow dragging of items without parents (top level items)
const canDrag = record => !!record.parent_id;

export const TagsList = (props) => (
    <Tree {...props}>
            <TreeNode actions={<TagNodeActions />} canDrag={canDrag}>
                <TextField source="name" />

react-admin will fetch the data and the Tree component will build a tree from it. Note that every category which do not have a parent will be considered a root node. Note that we specified a very high perPage prop on the List component. Indeed, the Tree component needs the entire tree to work so you'll have to make sure your API returns all the required items.


The Tree component accepts the following props:

  • parentSource: The field used as the parent identifier for each node. Defaults to parent_id
  • positionSource: The field used to sort the nodes. Optional.

This is the UI container. Does nothing for now but may include advanced selection features in the future. Takes no props.

The TreeNode component accepts the following props:

  • actions: A component displaying actions for each node
  • canDrag: A function receiving the node's record. Returns a boolean indicating whether this node can be dragged.
  • canDrop: A function returning a boolean indicating whether the drop is possible. It receives an object with two keys:
    • dragSource: The record of the node being dragged
    • dropTarget: The record of the node on which the dragSource is dragged over
  • undoable: Enable or disable optimistic updates when moving a node. Defaults to true

A component to display actions on a node. There are two ways to use it:

  • Put standard react-admin buttons in it such as EditButton, ShowButton, CloneButton or DeleteButton
  • Put a TreeNodeActionsMenu component as its only children and use the menu items components. Note that you should not use standard react-admin buttons in it.


  • TreeSelectInput to select a value inside the hierarchical data (with autocomplete showing the matched nodes)
  • TreeNodeField to show a node and its hierarchie. It should recursively fetch the parents by default, allow a custom function to be supplied to fetch them in one call (fetchHierarchy) and fallback to a simple depth display (--|--|--[NODE_LABEL]) if a depthSource is supplied.


This library is licensed under the MIT License, and sponsored by marmelab.