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Persist Order in the localStorage of the Sortable


Product Progress® Kendo UI® Sortable for jQuery
Operating System Windows 10 64bit
Visual Studio Version Visual Studio 2017
Preferred Language JavaScript


How can I save the order in the localStorage and restore it on page load in the Kendo UI Sortable?


The following example demonstrates how to achieve the desired scenario.

    <div id="sortable"></div>

    <button id="reset">Reset</button>

    <script id="tmp" type="text/x-kendo-template">
        <div class="sortable">Item #:data#</div>

        var initialData = [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ], //initial items order (used if there is no saved data
            localStorageSupport = (('localStorage' in window && window['localStorage'] !== null)),

        if (localStorageSupport) {
            // Retrieve the local storage data if such is available. Otherwise, use the default order.
            data = JSON.parse(localStorage.getItem("sortableData")) || initialData;
        } else {
            alert("your browser does not support local storage");
            data = initialData;

        html = kendo.render(kendo.template($("#tmp").html()), data); // Render the HTML with the data.
        $("#sortable").html(html); // Append the HTML to the Sortable container.

        $("#sortable").kendoSortable({ // Initialize the Sortable.
            filter: ".sortable",
            change: function(e) {
                var item = data.splice(e.oldIndex, 1)[0]; // Remove the item that has changed its order.
                data.splice(e.newIndex, 0, item); // Add the item back using the newIndex.

                localStorage.setItem("sortableData", kendo.stringify(data)); // Set the updated data in the local storage.

        $("#reset").click(function() {
            localStorage.clear(); // Clear the local storage.
            alert("Local storage is cleared. Please reload the page!");

        #sortable {
            -webkit-user-select: none;
            -moz-user-select: none;
            -ms-user-select: none;
            user-select: none;

            width: 300px;

        .sortable {
            padding: 10px 0;
            margin: 1px 0;
            width: 358px;
            text-align: center;
            color: #ffffff;
            background-color: #51A0ED;

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