changing the datatype of the kendo grid column from string to date

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Rakesh asked on 27 Dec 2021, 12:45 PM | edited on 27 Dec 2021, 12:47 PM

The kendo Grid Column datatype is string

columns.Bound(c => c.StartDate).Title("Start date").Format("{0: dd/MM/yyyy}").Filterable(f => f.Cell(c =>c.ShowOperators(false).Operator("contains").SuggestionOperator(FilterType.Contains)));

I am able to change the datatype of the Kendo Grid column from string to Date.

.DataSource(dataSource => dataSource


.Model(model =>


        model.Id(p => p.ID);

       model.Field("StartDate", typeof(DateTime));



but the issue i am facing is, if the value of the string like "23/03/2020" or "15/06/2021", then no value will be displayed in the cell of the "StartDate" column of the Grid.

please help me to resolve the issue.


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answered on 30 Dec 2021, 08:47 AM

Hi ,


Thank you for writing to us.

I am afraid this requirement is not supported. You will need to use custom filter operator to achieve this requirement:

Feel free to give this suggestion a try and let me know how it goes.


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