React component for dataset discovery UI

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import smartcitiesdataReactDiscoveryUi from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@smartcitiesdata/react-discovery-ui';


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React Discovery UI

React (also known as React.js or ReactJS) is an open-source, front end, JavaScript library for building user interfaces or UI components.

react_discovery_ui is a UI component for consuming the Discovery API of the SmartCitiesData platform. It is exported as a React Component, <ReactDiscoveryUI>, and can be imported into another site such as seen in SmartColumbusOS/Discovery_UI.

What to Install

To run the commands below you will need to install node. For directions on installing both of these tools depending on your system see the NodeJS website.

How to Use

Install Dependencies

Npm is a package manger that comes with node. This command creates a nodes_modules folder and installs your dependencies in there and also installs your devDependencies.

npm install

Run All Tests

"test:all" is a script in the package.json file that when run with npm runs all unit and functional tests.

npm run test:all

Run Unit Tests

"test" is a script in the package.json file that when run with npm run all the unit tests. It uses a JavaScript testing framework called Jest

npm run test

Run Functional Tests

"cypress:run" is a script in the package.json file that when run with npm runs all the functional tests. It uses a JavaScript End to End Testing Framework called Cypress

npm run cypress:run

Run Unit Tests in Watch Mode

npm run test-watch

Unit tests will output warnings related to accessibility. Configurations are found in test-start-point.js

Lint the Code

npm run lint


Runtime configuration for running the test app locally is stored in config/config.js. The component expects configuration to be on the window object i.e: window.BASE_URL = 'example.com'

  • API_HOST This application is designed to be used with discovery-api as the backend. Set this value to the URL of the local discovery-api endpoint. (Note: this can also be set to a known public discovery api endpoint, though certain features, such as user logins, are not guaranteed to work properly.)

  • GTM_ID Set this value to the Google Tag Manager ID to enable analytics.

  • BASE_URL The domain that the site will be hosted on

  • STREETS_TILE_LAYER_URL This is the url source of the mapbox tiles used in Leaflet. Example: https://{s}.tile.openstreetmap.org/{z}/{x}/{y}.png

  • LOGO_URL The url of an image to be used as the site logo within the react components.

Start the UI Locally

npm run start

This starts a simple React site with the main Discovery UI component as the sole content. You can view the UI in your web browser at http://localhost:9001

Stop All Node processes

npm run stop

Build Package

npm run build:library

Using the Package Locally

  • Run npm link in the component root directory.
  • Run npm pack in the component root directory.
  • Run npm install $COMPONENT_ROOT/$COMPONENT_PACKAGE.tgz in the consuming application.

Note that any changes to the component will require the package to be rebuilt.

To consume this component in your react app place the component into your app or other sub-components such as in the below example:

import ReactDiscoveryUI from '@smartcitiesdata/react-discovery-ui'

export default class App extends Component {
  render() {
    return (
        <Header />
        <ReactDiscoveryUI />
        <Footer />
      </div >