Render GoodData Visualizations in Next.js

Next.js is not supported out-of-the-box by GoodData.UI.

However, rendering the GoodData visualizations in your Next.js project is not as daunting as it seems. This article serves as a quick demo of how to integrate GoodData visualizations into your project.

Step 1: Install all necessary dependencies

The following packages deal with GoodData backend:

npm i @gooddata/api-client-tiger @gooddata/sdk-backend-tiger

The following package contains all components of GoodData UI SDK:

npm i @gooddata/sdk-ui-all

The following package will help you generate a file with code representation of all available metrics and attributes in your GoodData Cloud:

npm i -D @gooddata/catalog-export

Step 2: Extend package.json

You need to modify package.json, and add the following properties:

"gooddata": {
    "hostname": "<your-gooddata-host>",
    "workspaceId": "<your-workspace-id>",
    "catalogOutput": "app/gooddata-export.ts",
    "backend": "tiger"

This configuration is for the catalog-export tool, which exports all available metrics and attributes to a single file that you can reference in your code.

Step 3: Add a new script to package.json

"scripts": {
    "dev": "next dev",
    "build": "next build",
    "start": "next start",
    "lint": "next lint",
    "refresh-md": "gdc-catalog-export" <-- this is the new script you need to add!

Step 4: Add API token

export TIGER_API_TOKEN=<your-api-token>

Note: more info on how to get API token is in the documentation.

Step 5: Configure CORS in GoodData

If your Next.js application runs on a different domain than GoodData (which is the most probable scenario), you need to configure CORS. Basically, you need to go to <your-gooddata-host>/settings and add Cross-origin resource sharing (CORS). If your Next.js application runs on domain, you need to add to CORS. You can find more information in the documentation.

Step 6: Run catalog-export tool to export metrics and attributes

npm run refresh-md

The successful result is: The result generated from the workspace with id is located at /app/gooddata-export.ts.

Step 7: Add styles

Add GoodData styles to layout.tsx:

import "@gooddata/sdk-ui-filters/styles/css/main.css";
import "@gooddata/sdk-ui-charts/styles/css/main.css";
import "@gooddata/sdk-ui-geo/styles/css/main.css";
import "@gooddata/sdk-ui-pivot/styles/css/main.css";
import "@gooddata/sdk-ui-kit/styles/css/main.css";
import "@gooddata/sdk-ui-ext/styles/css/main.css";

Step 8: Build your visualization

The following code snippet contains example of simple GoodData visualization.

For more information, refer to this demo Github repo.

const measures = [ReturnUnitCost.Sum];
const attributes = [DateDatasets.CustomerCreatedDate.CustomerCreatedDateQuarterOfYear.Default];

return (
<BackendProvider backend={backend}>
    <WorkspaceProvider workspace="<your-workspace-id>">
        <div className="w-full h-full flex flex-col items-center">
            <h1 className="my-10 text-2xl underline">GoodData with Next.js</h1>

            <div className="w-1/2 h-1/2">

Now you can run your Next.js application with GoodData visualization.

Run the Application

If you want to run this demo, please make sure you have configured everything correctly (with respect to GoodData) as described in the chapter above

Install all dependencies (you can skip this step if you have already installed your dependencies)

npm install

Run development server:

npm run dev


The following screenshot shows how this demo looks like: