A Skuid model is a container that calls and holds content (such as data) from an external system like a data source service. The model makes this content available to a Skuid page, giving components content to display. Models facilitate the passage of information between an external system and the page by defining:

  • what content is available to the page
  • how the content can be limited by conditions
  • how the user can act on the content

Create a model, then configure a variety of settings:

With the exception of some layout components (Tab Set, Responsive Grid, Wrapper, etc.), all components can (and many must) be connected to a model, or the component will appear empty—devoid of data.

Models on Skuid’s Sample Pages

To explore how models are used, download then take a look at Skuid’s sample pages. (These pages use models connected to our Skuid OData-Demo data source.)

  • SkuidSample_Products uses seven models on the OData Products, Categories, and Suppliers objects, plus one UI-only model.
  • SkuidSample_Employees uses nine models on the OData Persons and PersonsDetails objects, plus a UI-only model.
  • SkuidSample_Advertisements uses four models, one on the OData Products object, two on the OData Advertisements object, and one UI-only model.
  • SkuidSample_Master uses a UI-only model.