Kendo DataSource does not support nested data structures. Hierarchical DataSource is not compatible with ListView widget, it is designed to work with the TreeView.
Could you please provide more details about your scenario and if possible a simplified
example that demonstrates your current implementation (probably in jsBin/jsFiddle)? Generally speaking Kendo MVVM works with nested data so probably I would be able to suggest a MVVM solution with source and template binding, but I am not sure which of the ListView functionality you use. For example the MVVM does not offer CRUD operations and remote transport out of the box.
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