React-admin provides hooks and UI components for collaborative applications where several people work in parallel. It allows publishing and subscribing to real-time events, updating views when another user pushes a change, notifying end users of events, and preventing data loss when two editors work on the same resource concurrently.

These features are provided by the ra-realtime package, which is part of the Enterprise Edition

Backend Agnostic

The ra-realtime package supports various realtime infrastructures:

That’s because it uses the same adapter approach as for CRUD methods. In fact, the dataProvider is used to send and receive events.

See the Data Provider Requirements page for more information.


At its core, ra-realtime provides a pub/sub mechanism to send and receive real-time events. Events are sent to a topic, and all subscribers to this topic receive the event.

// on the publisher side
const [publish] = usePublish();
publish(topic, event);

// on the subscriber side
useSubscribe(topic, callback);

ra-realtime provides a set of high-level hooks to make it easy to work with real-time events:

Live Updates

Ra-realtime provides live updates via specialized hooks and components. This means that when a user edits a resource, the other users working on the same resource see the changes in real-time whether they are in a list, a show view, or an edit view.

For instance, replace <List> with <ListLive> to have a list refreshing automatically when an element is added, updated, or deleted:

import {
-   List,
} from 'react-admin';
+import { ListLive } from '@react-admin/ra-realtime';

const PostList = () => (
-   <List>
+   <ListLive>
            <TextField source="title" />
            <NumberField source="views" />
            <DateField source="published_at" />
-   </List>
+   </ListLive>


This feature leverages the following hooks:

And the following components:

Ra-realtime also provides badge notifications in the Menu, so that users can see that something new happened to a resource list while working on another one.


Use <MenuLive> instead of react-admin’s <Menu> to get this feature:

import React from 'react';
import { Admin, Layout, Resource } from 'react-admin';
import { MenuLive } from '@react-admin/ra-realtime';

import { PostList, PostShow, PostEdit, realTimeDataProvider } from '.';

const CustomLayout = (props) => (
    <Layout {...props} menu={MenuLive} />

const MyReactAdmin = () => (
    <Admin dataProvider={realTimeDataProvider} layout={CustomLayout}>
        <Resource name="posts" list={PostList} show={PostShow} edit={PostEdit} />

This feature leverages the following components:


And last but not least, ra-realtime provides a lock mechanism to prevent two users from editing the same resource at the same time.

Edit With Locks

A user can lock a resource, either by voluntarily asking for a lock or by editing a resource. When a resource is locked, other users can’t edit it. When the lock is released, other users can edit the resource again.

export const NewMessageForm = () => {
    const [create, { isLoading: isCreating }] = useCreate();
    const record = useRecordContext();

    const { data: lock } = useGetLockLive('tickets', { id: });
    const { identity } = useGetIdentity();
    const isFormDisabled = lock && lock.identity !== identity?.id;

    const [doLock] = useLockOnCall({ resource: 'tickets' });
    const handleSubmit = (values: any) => {
        /* ... */

    return (
        <Form onSubmit={handleSubmit}>
                onFocus={() => {
            <Button type="submit" disabled={isCreating || isFormDisabled}>

This feature leverages the following hooks:


npm install --save @react-admin/ra-realtime
# or
yarn add @react-admin/ra-realtime

ra-realtime is part of the React-Admin Enterprise Edition, and hosted in a private npm registry. You need to subscribe to one of the Enterprise Edition plans to install this package.

You will need a data provider that supports real-time subscriptions. Check out the Data Provider Requirements section for more information.


This module uses specific translations for displaying notifications. As for all translations in react-admin, it’s possible to customize the messages.

To create your own translations, you can use the TypeScript types to see the structure and see which keys are overridable.

Here is an example of how to customize translations in your app:

import polyglotI18nProvider from 'ra-i18n-polyglot';
import englishMessages from 'ra-language-english';
import frenchMessages from 'ra-language-french';
import {
    TranslationMessages as BaseTranslationMessages,
} from '@react-admin/ra-realtime';

/* TranslationMessages extends the defaut translation
 * Type from react-admin (BaseTranslationMessages)
 * and the ra-realtime translation Type (RaRealTimeTranslationMessages)
interface TranslationMessages
    extends RaRealTimeTranslationMessages,
        BaseTranslationMessages {}

const customEnglishMessages: TranslationMessages = mergeTranslations(
        'ra-realtime': {
            notification: {
                record: {
                    updated: 'Wow, this entry has been modified by a ghost',
                    deleted: 'Hey, a ghost has stolen this entry',

const i18nCustomProvider = polyglotI18nProvider(locale => {
    if (locale === 'fr') {
        return mergeTranslations(frenchMessages, raRealTimeFrenchMessages);
    return customEnglishMessages;
}, 'en');

export const MyApp = () => (
    <Admin dataProvider={myDataprovider} i18nProvider={i18nCustomProvider}>