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Reading data in angular

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In this video we will discuss performing the READ operation in Angular. In our upcoming videos, we will discuss the rest of the CRUD operations i.e Creating, Updating and Deleting.


Let us understand implementing the READ operation with an example. We want to display list of employees as shown below.
angular list component


At the moment, we do not have Employee model. First, let's create the Employee model. 

Creating Employee model : 
  1. In Visual Studio Code, expand the "src" folder
  2. Right click on the "App" folder, and select "New Folder" from the context menu
  3. Name the folder "models". We will place all our models in this folder
  4. Now add a new file in the "models" folder
  5. Name it "employee.model.ts"
  6. Copy and paste the following code in it
export class Employee {
    id: number;
    name: string;
    gender: string;
    email?: string;
    phoneNumber?: number;
    contactPreference: string;
    dateOfBirth: Date;
    department: string;
    isActive: boolean;
    photoPath?: string;
}

Next, create a component to display the list of employees. Name it ListEmployeesComponent.

Creating ListEmployeesComponent : Use the following AngularCLI command to create ListEmployeesComponent. We will place all employee CRUD components in "employees" folder. This is the reason we prefixed the "employees" folder name in the command. Also, notice we have set --flat option to true as we do not want to place the ListEmployeesComponent files in it's own dedicated folder.

ng g c employees/listEmployees --spec false --flat true

The above command not only creates the ListEmployeesComponent, it also updates the AppModule. In the app.module.ts file it has imported ListEmployeesComponent and included it in the declarations array. So the Angular CLI has generated lot of boiler plate code, that we would have to write manually otherwise.

Creating images folder : We will place all the images that we are going to use in "images" folder. We will have the images folder in the "assets" folder. So add a new folder in the "assets" folder and name it "images" and copy the following 3 images. Name the images mark.png, mary.png and john.png.







Changes in list-employees.component.ts : The changes are commented and self-explanatory

import { Component, OnInit } from '@angular/core';
// import Employee Model
import { Employee } from '../models/employee.model';

@Component({
  selector: 'app-list-employees',
  templateUrl: './list-employees.component.html',
  styleUrls: ['./list-employees.component.css']
})
export class ListEmployeesComponent implements OnInit {
  // Hard code the employee data. In a later video we will discuss
  // how to retrieve this employees data from a database table
  employees: Employee[] = [
    {
      id: 1,
      name: 'Mark',
      gender: 'Male',
      contactPreference: 'Email',
      email: 'mark@pragimtech.com',
      dateOfBirth: new Date('10/25/1988'),
      department: 'IT',
      isActive: true,
      photoPath: 'assets/images/mark.png'
    },
    {
      id: 2,
      name: 'Mary',
      gender: 'Female',
      contactPreference: 'Phone',
      phoneNumber: 2345978640,
      dateOfBirth: new Date('11/20/1979'),
      department: 'HR',
      isActive: true,
      photoPath: 'assets/images/mary.png'
    },
    {
      id: 3,
      name: 'John',
      gender: 'Male',
      contactPreference: 'Phone',
      phoneNumber: 5432978640,
      dateOfBirth: new Date('3/25/1976'),
      department: 'IT',
      isActive: false,
      photoPath: 'assets/images/john.png'
    },
  ];
  constructor() { }

  ngOnInit() {
  }
}

Changes in list-employees.component.html : Replace the existing HTML, with the following HTML. Notice we are using Bootstrap for styling.

<div class="panel panel-primary" *ngFor="let employee of employees">
  <div class="panel-heading">
    <h3 class="panel-title">{{employee.name}}</h3>
  </div>
  <div class="panel-body">

    <div class="col-xs-10">

      <div class="row vertical-align">

        <div class="col-xs-4">
          <img class="imageClass" [src]="employee.photoPath" />
        </div>
        <div class="col-xs-8">

          <div class="row">
            <div class="col-xs-6">
              Gender
            </div>
            <div class="col-xs-6">
              : {{employee.gender}}
            </div>
          </div>
          <div class="row">
            <div class="col-xs-6">
              Date of Birth
            </div>
            <div class="col-xs-6">
              : {{employee.dateOfBirth | date}}
            </div>
          </div>
          <div class="row">
            <div class="col-xs-6">
              Contact Preference
            </div>
            <div class="col-xs-6">
              : {{employee.contactPreference}}
            </div>
          </div>
          <div class="row">
            <div class="col-xs-6">
              Phone
            </div>
            <div class="col-xs-6">
              : {{employee.phoneNumber}}
            </div>
          </div>
          <div class="row">
            <div class="col-xs-6">
              Email
            </div>
            <div class="col-xs-6">
              : {{employee.email}}
            </div>
          </div>
          <div class="row">
            <div class="col-xs-6">
              Department
            </div>
            <div class="col-xs-6">
              : {{employee.department}}
            </div>
          </div>
          <div class="row">
            <div class="col-xs-6">
              Is Active
            </div>
            <div class="col-xs-6">
              : {{employee.isActive}}
            </div>
          </div>

        </div>

      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

Changes in list-employees.component.css : Include the following CSS classes

.imageClass{
    width:200px;
    height:200px;
}
.vertical-align{
    display: flex;
    align-items: center;
}

Changes in app.component.html : Include the ListEmployeesComponent selector (app-list-employees) as a directive in the root component (app.component.html)
<div class="container">
    <app-list-employees></app-list-employees>
</div>

At this point, save all the changes and run the angular project using the following command. This command not only compiles the angular application, it also launches your default browser and displays the list of employees as expected.
ng serve -o

We have just seen how to perform the READ operation. In our next video, we will set up routing.

angular crud tutorial

1 comment:

  1. awesome detailed and easy to understand tutorial!!! your tutorials are very helpful for beginners too. appreciate it

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