Difference between the created and mounted events in Vue.js

Difference between the created and mounted events in Vue.js

Vue.js documentation describes the created and mounted events as follows:
created

Called synchronously after the instance is created. At this
stage, the instance has finished processing the options which means
the following have been set up: data observation, computed properties,
methods, watch/event callbacks. However, the mounting phase has not
been started, and the $el property will not be available yet.

mounted

Called after the instance has just been mounted where el is replaced
by the newly created vm.$el. If the root instance is mounted to an
in-document element, vm.$el will also be in-document when mounted is
called.
This hook is not called during server-side rendering.

I understand the theory, but I have 2 questions regarding practice:

Is there any case where created would be used over mounted?
What can I use the created event for, in real-life (real-code)
situation?

Solutions/Answers:

Solution 1:

created() : since the processing of the options is finished you have access to reactive data properties and change them if you want. At this stage DOM has not been mounted or added yet. So you cannot do any DOM manipulation here

mounted(): called after the DOM has been mounted or rendered. Here you have access to the DOM elements and DOM manipulation can be performed for example get the innerHTML:

console.log(element.innerHTML)

So your questions:

  1. Is there any case where created would be used over mounted?

Created is generally used for fetching data from backend API and setting it to data properties as wostex commented . But in SSR mounted() hook is not present you need to perform tasks like fetching data in created hook only

  1. What can I use the created event for, in real-life (real-code) situation?

For fetching any initial required data to be rendered(like JSON) from external API and assigning it to any reactive data properties

data:{
    myJson : null,
    errors: null
},
created(){
    //pseudo code
    database.get().then((res) => {
        this.myJson = res.data;
    }).catch((err) => {
        this.errors = err;
    });
}