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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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