The dcc.Store component is used to store JSON data in the browser.

Store clicks example

import dash

import dash_html_components as html
import dash_core_components as dcc
from dash.dependencies import Output, Input, State
from dash.exceptions import PreventUpdate

# This stylesheet makes the buttons and table pretty.
external_stylesheets = ['https://codepen.io/chriddyp/pen/bWLwgP.css']

app = dash.Dash(__name__, external_stylesheets=external_stylesheets)

app.layout = html.Div([
    # The memory store reverts to the default on every page refresh
    # The local store will take the initial data
    # only the first time the page is loaded
    # and keep it until it is cleared.
    dcc.Store(id='local', storage_type='local'),
    # Same as the local store but will lose the data
    # when the browser/tab closes.
    dcc.Store(id='session', storage_type='session'),
            html.Tr(html.Th('Click to store in:', colSpan="3")),
                html.Th(html.Button('memory', id='memory-button')),
                html.Th(html.Button('localStorage', id='local-button')),
                html.Th(html.Button('sessionStorage', id='session-button'))
                html.Th('Memory clicks'),
                html.Th('Local clicks'),
                html.Th('Session clicks')
                html.Td(0, id='memory-clicks'),
                html.Td(0, id='local-clicks'),
                html.Td(0, id='session-clicks')

# Create two callback for every store.
for store in ('memory', 'local', 'session'):

    # add a click to the appropriate store.
    @app.callback(Output(store, 'data'),
                  Input('{}-button'.format(store), 'n_clicks'),
                  State(store, 'data'))
    def on_click(n_clicks, data):
        if n_clicks is None:
            # prevent the None callbacks is important with the store component.
            # you don't want to update the store for nothing.
            raise PreventUpdate

        # Give a default data dict with 0 clicks if there's no data.
        data = data or {'clicks': 0}

        data['clicks'] = data['clicks'] + 1
        return data

    # output the stored clicks in the table cell.
    @app.callback(Output('{}-clicks'.format(store), 'children'),
                  # Since we use the data prop in an output,
                  # we cannot get the initial data on load with the data prop.
                  # To counter this, you can use the modified_timestamp
                  # as Input and the data as State.
                  # This limitation is due to the initial None callbacks
                  # <a href="https://github.com/plotly/dash-renderer/pull/81">https://github.com/plotly/dash-renderer/pull/81</a>
                  Input(store, 'modified_timestamp'),
                  State(store, 'data'))
    def on_data(ts, data):
        if ts is None:
            raise PreventUpdate

        data = data or {}

        return data.get('clicks', 0)

if __name__ == '__main__':
    app.run_server(debug=True, port=8077, threaded=True)
Click to store in:
Memory clicks Local clicks Session clicks

Share data between callbacks

import collections
import dash
import pandas as pd

from dash.dependencies import Output, Input
from dash.exceptions import PreventUpdate

import dash_html_components as html
import dash_core_components as dcc
import dash_table

app = dash.Dash(__name__)

df = pd.read_csv('https://raw.githubusercontent.com/plotly/datasets/master/gapminderDataFiveYear.csv')

countries = set(df['country'])

app.layout = html.Div([
    dcc.Dropdown(id='memory-countries', options=[
        {'value': x, 'label': x} for x in countries
    ], multi=True, value=['Canada', 'United States']),
    dcc.Dropdown(id='memory-field', options=[
        {'value': 'lifeExp', 'label': 'Life expectancy'},
        {'value': 'gdpPercap', 'label': 'GDP per capita'},
    ], value='lifeExp'),
            columns=[{'name': i, 'id': i} for i in df.columns]

@app.callback(Output('memory-output', 'data'),
              Input('memory-countries', 'value'))
def filter_countries(countries_selected):
    if not countries_selected:
        # Return all the rows on initial load/no country selected.
        return df.to_dict('records')

    filtered = df.query('country in @countries_selected')

    return filtered.to_dict('records')

@app.callback(Output('memory-table', 'data'),
              Input('memory-output', 'data'))
def on_data_set_table(data):
    if data is None:
        raise PreventUpdate

    return data

@app.callback(Output('memory-graph', 'figure'),
              Input('memory-output', 'data'),
              Input('memory-field', 'value'))
def on_data_set_graph(data, field):
    if data is None:
        raise PreventUpdate

    aggregation = collections.defaultdict(
        lambda: collections.defaultdict(list)

    for row in data:

        a = aggregation[row['country']]

        a['name'] = row['country']
        a['mode'] = 'lines+markers'


    return {
        'data': [x for x in aggregation.values()]

if __name__ == '__main__':
    app.run_server(debug=True, threaded=True, port=10450)

Storage Limitations

  • The maximum browser storage space is determined by the following factors:
    • Mobile or laptop
    • The browser, under which a sophisticated algorithm is implemented within Quota Management
    • Storage encoding where UTF-16 can end up saving only half of the size of UTF-8
    • It’s generally safe to store up to 2MB in most environments, and 5~10MB in most desktop-only applications.
  • modified_timestamp is read only.

Retrieving the initial store data

If you use the data prop as an output, you cannot get the
initial data on load with the data prop. To counter this,
you can use the modified_timestamp as Input and the data as State.

dcc.Store Properties

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id (string; required):
The ID of this component, used to identify dash components in
callbacks. The ID needs to be unique across all of the components
in an app.

clear_data (boolean; default False):
Set to True to remove the data contained in data_key.

data (dict | list | number | string | boolean; optional):
The stored data for the id.

modified_timestamp (number; default -1):
The last time the storage was modified.

storage_type (a value equal to: ‘local’, ‘session’, ‘memory’; default 'memory'):
The type of the web storage. memory: only kept in memory, reset
on page refresh. local: window.localStorage, data is kept after
the browser quit. session: window.sessionStorage, data is cleared
once the browser quit.