React Data GridDate Component

You can create your own date components, and AG Grid will use them every time it needs to ask the user for a date value. The date components are currently used in date filters.

Simple Date Component

Below is an example of a date component:

export default forwardRef((props, ref) => {
    const [date, setDate] = useState(null);
    const [picker, setPicker] = useState(null);
    const refFlatPickr = useRef();
    const refInput = useRef();

    // we use a ref as well as state, as state is async,
    // and after the grid calls setDate() (eg when setting filter model)
    // it then can call getDate() immediately (eg to execute the filter)
    // and we need to pass back the most recent value, not the old 'current state'.
    const dateRef = useRef();


    const onDateChanged = (selectedDates) => {
        const newDate = selectedDates[0];
        dateRef.current = newDate;

    useEffect(() => {
        setPicker(flatpickr(refFlatPickr.current, {
            onChange: onDateChanged,
            dateFormat: 'd/m/Y',
            wrap: true
    }, []);

    useEffect(() => {
        if (picker) {
    }, [picker]);

    useEffect(() => {
        //Callback after the state is set. This is where we tell ag-grid that the date has changed so
        //it will proceed with the filtering and we can then expect AG Grid to call us back to getDate
        if (picker) {
    }, [date, picker]);

    useImperativeHandle(ref, () => ({
        //          METHODS REQUIRED BY AG-GRID
        getDate() {
            //ag-grid will call us here when in need to check what the current date value is hold by this
            return dateRef.current;

        setDate(date) {
            //ag-grid will call us here when it needs this component to update the date that it holds.
            dateRef.current = date;

        //          AG-GRID OPTIONAL METHODS

        setInputPlaceholder(placeholder) {
            if (refInput.current) {
                refInput.current.setAttribute('placeholder', placeholder);

        setInputAriaLabel(label) {
            if (refInput.current) {
                refInput.current.setAttribute('aria-label', label);

    // inlining styles to make simpler the component
    return (
        <div className="ag-input-wrapper custom-date-filter" role="presentation" ref={refFlatPickr}>
            <input type="text" ref={refInput} data-input style={{ width: "100%" }} />
            <a class='input-button' title='clear' data-clear>
                <i class='fa fa-times'></i>

Note that the grid calls getDate and setDate synchronously. As state is asynchronous, you will also need to use a ref if using state to store the current date value. This is demonstrated in the example above.

Registering Date Components

By default the grid will use the browser-provided date picker for all Supported Browsers, but for other browsers it will just provide a simple text field. You can use your own date picker in AG Grid by providing a custom Date Component as follows:

    components={{ agDateInput: CustomDateComponent }}
    ...other properties...

Please see Provided Components for more information about overriding AG Grid provided components (as we're doing here by overriding agDateInput).

Example: Custom Date Component

The example below shows how to register a custom date component that contains an extra floating calendar picker rendered from the filter field. The problem with this approach is that we have no control over third party components and therefore no way to implement a preventDefault when the user clicks on the Calendar Picker (for more info see Custom Floating Filter Example). Our way of fixing this problem is to add the ag-custom-component-popup class to the floating calendar.

Custom Date Interface

The interface for a custom date component is as follows:

interface IDateReactComp {
  // Returns the current date represented by this component 
  getDate(): Date | null;

  // Sets the date represented by this component 
  setDate(date: Date | null): void;

  // Optional: Sets the disabled state of this component 
  setDisabled?(disabled: boolean): void;

  // Optional: Sets the current input placeholder 
  setInputPlaceholder?(placeholder: string): void;

  // Optional: Sets the current input aria label 
  setInputAriaLabel?(placeholder: string): void;

  // Optional: A hook to perform any necessary operation just after the GUI for this component has been rendered on the screen.
  // If a parent popup is closed and reopened (e.g. for filters), this method is called each time the component is shown.
  // This is useful for any logic that requires attachment before executing, such as putting focus on a particular DOM element.
  afterGuiAttached?(params?: IAfterGuiAttachedParams): void;

  getReactContainerStyle?: () => {};

  getReactContainerClasses?: () => string[];


Note that if you're using Hooks for Grid Components that have lifecycle/callbacks that the grid will call (for example, the getDate callback from an Date Component), then you'll need to expose them with forwardRef & useImperativeHandle.

Please refer to the Hook documentation (or the examples on this page) for more information.

Custom Date Parameters

When a React component is instantiated the grid will make the grid APIs, a number of utility methods as well as the cell & row values available to you via props - the interface for what is provided is documented below.

Properties available on the IDateParams<TData = any, TContext = any> interface.