resources[]

Specifies an array of resources available in the scheduler.

Type: Array
Default Value: []

Each element of this array is an object that defines a resource kind - a room, a car or any other resource kind. A resource kind object must have at least the following fields.

  • dataSource
    Specify the available resources of this kind (room1, room2, etc.).

  • fieldExpr
    The name of the appointment object field that specifies a resource of this kind (e.g., 'room').

There are more fields that can be specified within a resource kind object. They are listed below. For details on how to define a resource and assign it to scheduler appointments, refer to the Resources article.

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allowMultiple

Indicates whether or not several resources of this kind can be assigned to an appointment.

Type: Boolean
Default Value: false

When this field is set to true, the TagBox widget is used in the Appointment popup window to specify resources for the current appointment. Alternatively, the SelectBox widget is used.

colorExpr

Specifies the resource object field that is used as a resource color.

Type: String
Default Value: 'color'

The resource color is used to indicate appointments related to this resource.

dataSource

A data source used to fetch resources to be available in the scheduler.

Default Value: null

This option accepts one of the following.

  • Array of objects
    A simple JavaScript array containing a collection of plain objects.

  • URL
    A URL to JSON data or to a service returning data in JSON format.

  • DataSource or its configuration object
    A DataSource is an object that provides a handy API for data processing. A DataSource is a stateful object, which means that it saves data processing settings and applies them each time data is loaded. All underlying data access logic of a DataSource is isolated in a Store. A Store provides an API for reading and modifying data. Unlike the DataSource, a Store is a stateless object.

The resource objects must have particular fields so that the Scheduler widget can present the resources for end users. For details, refer to the Define Resources topic.

displayExpr

Specifies the resource object field whose value is displayed by the Resource editor in the Appointment popup window.

Type: String| function
Default Value: 'text'

To allow end users to choose a required resource for an appointment, there is a field in the Appointment popup window. This field's label is specified by the label field of the resource kind object. The editor that is used to select a resource depends on the value of the allowMultiple field. The TagBox widget is used when a multiple selection is possible. The SelectBox widget is used when a single resource can be selected only. Both these widgets have the displayExpr and valueExpr options for specifying the displayed text and actual value of the selected item. These options are set to the displayExpr and valueExpr field values of the resource kind object, respectively.

field

Deprecated

Use the fieldExpr option instead.

The name of the appointment object field that specifies a resource of this kind.

Type: String
Default Value: ''

Use this option to declare how to call an appointment field to specify a resource of this kind. In addition, the value of this option is used to define grouping by resources in the scheduler.

fieldExpr

The name of the appointment object field that specifies a resource of this kind.

Type: String
Default Value: ''

Use this option to declare how to call an appointment field to specify a resource of this kind. In addition, the value of this option is used to define grouping by resources in the scheduler.

label

Specifies the label of the Appointment popup window field that allows end users to assign a resource of this kind.

Type: String
Default Value: ''

mainColor

Deprecated

Use the useColorAsDefault option instead.

Indicates whether or not resources of this kind have priority in the color identification of the appointments that have resources of different kinds assigned.

Type: Boolean
Default Value: false

useColorAsDefault

Specifies whether appointments are colored like this resource kind.

Type: Boolean
Default Value: false

Appointments that have a single resource kind inherit its color. Appointments with several resource kinds are colored like the one whose useColorAsDefault option is set to true, which is the last resource kind in the resources array by default.

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valueExpr

Specifies the resource object field that is used as a value of the Resource editor in the Appointment popup window.

Type: String| function
Default Value: 'id'

To allow end users to choose a required resource for an appointment, there is a field in the Appointment popup window. This field's label is specified by the label field of the resource kind object. The editor that is used to select a resource depends on the value of the allowMultiple field. The TagBox widget is used when multiple selection is possible. The SelectBox widget is used when a single resource can be selected only. Both these widgets have the displayExpr and valueExpr options for specifying the displayed text and actual value of the selected item. These options are set to the displayExpr and valueExpr field values of the resource kind object, respectively.