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contains-filter with client api doesn't work

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Bo asked on 16 Mar 2021, 11:23 AM


we have a grid with client databinding. Backend is a WCF web service.

The requirement is, the client side column filter setting(user has a filter text in the column Title) shall be restored if the page has been reloaded(for example after adding a new item).

But the Contains-filter doesn't work with part-match. It works only if the filter-text equals the Title(full match). It is the same with StartWith-filter.

What wasI wrong?

The Telerik.Web.UI assembly version is 2015.2.826.45

Please help. Thanks.

function applyFilter() {
    var grid = $find("<%= RadGrid_PublishedDocuments.ClientID %>");
    var tableView = grid.get_masterTableView();
    var column = tableView.getColumnByUniqueName("Title");
    tableView.filter("Title", "dcr", Telerik.Web.UI.GridFilterFunction.Contains, true);



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answered on 19 Mar 2021, 09:03 AM

Hi Bo,

I am afraid we are not aware of such an issue with the RadGrid.

I have tested the behavior in our live demo - Declarative Binding and it is working as expected, see

In order to help you with troubleshooting, we would need some more details of the current case. Could you please share the complete markup declaration of the RadGrid along with the related C#(or VB) code? 

Also please clarify how is the binding to WCF service performed? Is it declaratively as shown in the linked demo above or by using a RadClientDataSource?

Looking forward to hearing from you/

Kind regards,
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