Getting the id from the grid column filter menu

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  1. Matt
    Matt avatar
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    Nov 2015

    Posted 13 Jan 2016 Link to this post

    If I set up a multi:true filterable column with a datasource on the grid, the datasource returns an array of objects:

    [{ code: "A", description: "DescriptionA"}, {code: "B", description: "DescriptionB"}]

    If I set filterable:

    <p>{</p><p>multi: true,</p><p>field: "description"</p><p>}</p>
    The filter menu displays checkboxes for all the descriptions in the datasource.

    But when I select a few and click filter, how can I get it to create the filter object using code rather than description?

  2. Answer
    Radoslav
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    Posted 15 Jan 2016 Link to this post

    Hello Matt,

    To achieve the desired functionality you can use following approach:
    Bind the column to the code field and use template which shows the description field:
    { field: "code", template: "<strong>#: description# </strong>",

    Then for the filtering you can use also the template to show the descriptions next to the checkboxes:
    { field: "code", template: "<strong>#: description # </strong>", filterable: { multi: true, search: true, itemTemplate: function(e) {
                        return "<label><input type='checkbox' name='" + e.field + "' value='#= data. code #'/>#= data.description #</label><br>"
                    } } },

    On the following link I created a small example which demonstrates this approach. Please check it out and let me know if it helps you.

    Looking forward for your reply.

    Regards,
    Radoslav
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  3. Matt
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    Member since:
    Nov 2015

    Posted 19 Jan 2016 in reply to Radoslav Link to this post

    Thanks Radoslav

    That helped us fix our issue.

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