The grid has a select method
that accepts items (rows/cells) and will select the specified elements.
Each record in the dataSource has an unique identified called uid that is attached as a data-uid attribute to its <tr> HTML element. I see that you already found a way to get the view in particular that matches up to the previously selected item, so you could use its uid to find the row and reselect it.
I hope this helps.
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