Version 6 Upgrade Guide

Version 6 of AdapTable includes many new features, improvements and ways of working that will allow you to do more with the tool than ever before.

This document will help you migrate to the new version and points out some of the more important changes and improvements.

Package Name Changes

Version 6 of AdapTable reflects the new name of the product; formally known as the Adaptable Blotter, it has been renamed AdapTable to illustrate the tabular nature of the tool and that it can be, and is, widely used outside of finance.

As a consequence:

  • The package @adaptabletools/adaptableblotter has been renamed to @adaptabletools/adaptable

  • The package @adaptabletools/adaptableblotter-react-aggrid has been renamed to @adaptabletools/adaptable-react-aggrid

  • The package @adaptabletools/adaptableblotter-angular-aggrid has been renamed to @adaptabletools/adaptable-angular-aggrid

ag-Grid Modularisation

Version 6 depends on ag-Grid v.22 which introduced modularization, allowing users to select which functionality they want. The distinction between Community (free) and Enterprise (commercial) was maintained.

AdapTable (all packages) now depends on @ag-grid-community/all-modules as a peer dependency, so please make sure you install it.

You can, additionally, install as many ag-Grid Enterprise modules as you want; AdapTable will only provide functionality that matches the ag-Grid modules that you provide.

In the vanilla JavaScript version you add the modules as an extra property of vendorGrid (in AdaptableOptions):

vendorGrid: {
modules: [RangeSelectionModule, MenuModule, SideBarModule, RowGroupingModule],

In the React Wrapper there is a Modules prop:

export default () => <AdaptableReactAgGrid
modules={[SideBarModule, MenuModule, RangeSelectionModule]}
gridOptions={ ... }
onAdaptableReady={({adaptableApi, vendorGrid}) => { ... }}

Similarly in the Angular Wrappers there is a Modules attribute:

public agGridModules: Module[] = AllEnterpriseModules;
style="width: 100vw; height: 100vh;"

Plugins: Charts & Financial

AdapTable now includes a plugins architecture to reduce download size.

The core package (and react and angular wrappers) no longer includes charting or financial-specific functionality as standard. This means much lighter JavaScript bundles for most users.

Instead, these are available through 2 plugins (though more will be added in the future):

  • Charts (@adaptabletools/adaptable-charts-finance)

courtesy of Infragistics - provides Category, Pie, Doughnut, Sparkline and Financial charts.

  • Finance (@adaptabletools/adaptable-plugin-finance)

adds additional functionality of benefit only to advanced financial users.

In order to use a plugin, you have to install it via npm or yarn.

Note: you need to install the exact same version as the @adaptabletools/adaptable package you are already using in your app.

See the code example at the bottom of the page for more details.

Type Changes

We have renamed some of the core 'types' to reflect the product name change.


Instead of:

import { AdaptableBlotterOptions } from "@adaptabletools/adaptableblotter/types";

you will now do:

import { AdaptableOptions } from "@adaptabletools/adaptable/types";


The blotterId property of AdaptableOptions has been renamed to adaptableId.


Instead of:

import { BlotterApi } from "@adaptabletools/adaptableblotter/types";

you will now do:

import { AdaptableApi } from "@adaptabletools/adaptable/types";

Wrapper Types

In the Angular Wrapper, instead of:

import { AdaptableBlotterAngularAgGridModule } from '@adaptabletools/adaptableblotter-angular-aggrid';

you will now do:

import { AdaptableAngularAgGridModule } from '@adaptabletools/adaptable-angular-aggrid';

In the React Wrapper, instead of:

import AdaptableBlotterReact from '@adaptabletools/adaptableblotter-react-aggrid';

you will now do:

import AdaptableReactAgGrid from '@adaptabletools/adaptable-react-aggrid';


We have made it easier to create an instance of AdapTable by providing a static constructor.

This comes with the added bonus that the constructor returns an Adaptable Api object that you can use to access all features and state of AdapTable at runtime.

So, instead of:

const blotter = new AdaptableBlotter(adaptableOptions)

you will now do

const api: AdaptableApi = Adaptable.init(adaptableOptions)

Not only do you get back the public api but you no longer have access to a very large blotter instance, which contains a lot of private fields, not meant for public use and which caused issues for our users.

React wrapper prop changes

The blotterOptions prop has been renamed to adaptableOptions


We've made no changes to our styling/css classes/selectors.

Just note that if you used to install ag-Grid styles like this:

import "ag-grid-community/dist/styles/ag-grid.css";

you will now have to do:

import "@ag-grid-community/all-modules/dist/styles/ag-grid.css";

Similarly you will import the AdapTable styles as:

import "@adaptabletools/adaptable/index.css";
import "@adaptabletools/adaptable/themes/dark.css";

HTML Rendering

The name of the div that hosts AdapTable has changed.

Instead of providing:

<div id="adaptableBlotter"></div>

your html should now look like:

<div id="adaptable"></div>

Note: the old structure is still working, but we will show a warning in the console.


There were previously 2 ways of subscribing to events, one of which was deprecated.

That has now been removed and the only way to listen to events is by using the On('eventName') syntax.

Note: AdapTable events use FDC3 so you need to drill down to the actual event args.

For example to subscribe to the ActionColumnClicked event you will do:

api.eventApi.on('ActionColumnClicked', (args: ActionColumnClickedEventArgs) => {
const actionColumnClickedInfo: ActionColumnClickedInfo =[0].id;
const rowData: any = actionColumnClickedInfo.rowData;

New Features

We have added a lot of new functionality to AdapTable in version 6. This includes many more options (and option groups) to Adaptable Options (the object you create at design time and provide to the AdapTable constructor), more Api methods and more Predefined Config properties.

The result is to give you more complete control over how your instance of AdapTable looks and works.

There are far too many new features to list here but some of the headlines are:

Basic Installation Example

This example shows how to set up a basic instance of AdapTable ('core' package) using ag-Grid:

// import Adaptable
import Adaptable from "@adaptabletools/adaptable/agGrid";
// import the Adaptable types
import { AdaptableOptions, AdaptableApi } from "@adaptabletools/adaptable/types";
// import Plugins
import charts from "@adaptabletools/adaptable-plugin-charts";
import finance from "@adaptabletools/adaptable-plugin-finance";
// impport any additional AgGrid module needed and pass to adaptableOptions.vendorGrid.modules
import { MenuModule } from '@ag-grid-enterprise/menu';
import { RangeSelectionModule } from '@ag-grid-enterprise/range-selection';
// import Adaptable css and themes
import '@adaptabletools/adaptable/index.css';
import '@adaptabletools/adaptable/themes/dark.css';
// import ag-grid css and themes
import "@ag-grid-community/all-modules/dist/styles/ag-grid.css";
import "@ag-grid-community/all-modules/dist/styles/ag-theme-balham.css";
import "@ag-grid-community/all-modules/dist/styles/ag-theme-balham-dark.css";
// create column definitions
const columnDefs = [
{ field: "orderId", headerName: 'Order Id', type: "abColDefNumber" },
{ field: "companyName", headerName: 'Company', type: "abColDefString" },
{ field: "contactName", headerName: 'Contact', type: "abColDefString" },
{ field: "employeeName", headerName: 'Employee', type: "abColDefString" },
{ field: "invoicedCost", headerName: 'Invoiced Amount', type: "abColDefNumber" }
// create AdaptableOptions
const adaptableOptions: AdaptableOptions = {
primaryKey: "orderId",
userName: "Demo User",
adaptableId: "Version 6 Demo",
// call the plugins functions and pass them to plugins array
plugins: [charts(), finance()],
vendorGrid: {
enableRangeSelection: true,
columnTypes: {
abColDefNumber: {},
abColDefString: {},
abColDefBoolean: {},
abColDefDate: {},
abColDefNumberArray: {},
abColDefObject: {}
rowData: [],
// attach the ag-Grid modules to the new 'modules' property
modules: [MenuModule, RangeSelectionModule],
predefinedConfig: {} // supply any config that you need
// call Constructor with AdaptableOptions and receive the AdaptableApi for future use
const api: AdaptableApi = Adaptable.init(adaptableOptions);
// You can now use the Api to manage AdapTable and listen to Adaptable events, e.g.
api.eventApi.on('AdaptableReady', () => {
// perform anything you need to do when AdapTable is ready