Computed Columns : How to specify data type?

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  1. Chris
    Chris avatar
    6 posts
    Member since:
    Feb 2015

    Posted 12 Jun 2015 Link to this post

    Hi all,


    I am using a computed value from a DataSource and displayed in a Grid column.

    I discovered that the way to do this is by putting the function in the schema.model

          schema: {
              model: {
                           id: "ID",
                    orderValue: function () {
                              // calculate a double value
                              return orderTotal;


    And that I put it in my Gird with this ....


    { field: "orderValue()", title: "Order Total Value", width: "10&" },

     But if I put a filter on that column, it seems to be assuming it's a string type.

     I may be missing some config.  Normally I would specify the type in the field def in the DataSource but, as seen above, in this case I am using a function (not a plain field def)


    Any help would be great.  

     Many thanks.




  2. Boyan Dimitrov
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    1728 posts

    Posted 16 Jun 2015 Link to this post

    Hello Chris,

    Setting a function for the schema.model is not supported scenario. In order to achieve the described functionality I would suggest you to use the schema.parse and calculate a field. 

    Using this approach it is possible to set the type for the custom field. 

    Boyan Dimitrov
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