Could you split a GridColumn field string into multiple columns?

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Lucas
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Lucas asked on 19 Apr 2022, 07:17 AM

I have a Field in my TelerikGrid :  <GridColumn Field=@nameof(EssGrpParm.Str) Title="Tekst" Width="30%"/>.

Could I somehow split EssGrpParm.Str with data that looks like this: "CONT INT TFT CSS". into separate columns;. CONT, INT, TFT and CSS?

Should I add a list field in EssGrpParm and foreach over the list to get new columns?

 

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Dimo
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answered on 21 Apr 2022, 11:45 AM

Hi Lucas,

You have several options:

  • Split the data in advance in the data layer, or in the business logic. Create additional model fields with standard getters.
  • Split the data on the fly, in the Class implementation. Use addititional model fields with custom getters.
  • Leave the data as is. Use additional Grid columns with <Template>s. Each template will execute custom logic (IndexOf, Substring, etc.) to extract the correct part of the string and display it.

With options 1 and 2, the Grid will not know about the original concatenated data. Everything will work normally.

I don't recommend the last option. Its main downside is that you will execute string manipulation logic more times than needed. Also, sorting, filtering and editing will not work correctly.

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Dimo
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