Kendo Grid for MVC

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  1. Marco Beyer
    Marco Beyer avatar
    25 posts
    Member since:
    Jun 2009

    Posted 16 Aug 2017 Link to this post

    Deat staff,

    in my solution, I have a bound grid with the following code:

                    .DataSource(dataSource => dataSource
                        .Read(read => read.Action("Manufacturers_Read", "Manufacturers"))
                    .Columns(columns =>
                        columns.Bound(manufacturer => manufacturer.Name).Filterable(false);
                        columns.Bound(manufacturer => manufacturer.LegalFormID).Width("200px").ClientTemplate("#=LegalFormName#").Filterable(false); 
                        columns.Bound(manufacturer => manufacturer.ManufacturerTradeID).Width("200px").ClientTemplate("#=ManufacturerTradeName#").Filterable(filterable => filterable.UI("manufacturerTradeNameFilter"));
                        columns.Bound(manufacturer => manufacturer.Id).Title(Language.Administration.LegalFormManagement.Column_Options).Template(@<text></text>)
                                .ClientTemplate(string.Format("{0} | {1} | {2}",
                                    @Html.ActionLink(Language.Buttons.Common.Edit, "Edit", new { id = "manufacturerId" }).ToHtmlString().Replace("manufacturerId", "#=Id#"),
                                    @Html.ActionLink(Language.Buttons.Common.Details, "Details", new { id = "manufacturerId" }).ToHtmlString().Replace("manufacturerId", "#=Id#"),
                                    @Html.ActionLink(Language.Buttons.Common.Delete, "Delete", new { id = "manufacturerId" }).ToHtmlString().Replace("manufacturerId", "#=Id#")
                .Pageable(pageable => pageable
                .Filterable(filterable => filterable
                    .Operators(operators => operators
                        .ForString(str => str.Clear()
                            .StartsWith("Starts with")
                            .IsEqualTo("Is equal to")
                            .IsNotEqualTo("Is not equal to")

    In the grid, I don't want so show the id of the manufacturer, but the name, so I created the ClientTemplate. Now I want to enable users to sort by the manufacturer name, so I added this code:

    function manufacturerTradeNameFilter(element) {
                dataTextField: "Name",
                dataValueField: "Id",
                dataSource: {
                    transport: {
                        read: "@Url.Action("FilterMenuCustomization_ManufacturerTradeNames")"
                optionLabel: "--Select Value--"

    And in the controller:

    public ActionResult FilterMenuCustomization_ManufacturerTradeNames()
                using (DomainDb dbCtx = new DomainDb())
                    return Json(dbCtx.ManufacturerTrades.ToList(), JsonRequestBehavior.AllowGet);

    In the dropdownlist inside the grid, the manufacturer names are shown correctly, but the filtering doesn't work. I guess, it is because of the mapping of "ID" and "Name".

    Any ideas of how to filter a column that is bound to an ID of an item but displays the name of the item?

    Many thanks,


  2. Boyan Dimitrov
    Boyan Dimitrov avatar
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    Posted 18 Aug 2017 Link to this post

    Hello Marco Beyer,

    I am not sure that I understand the exact problem you are facing. Could you please clarify which dropdownlist works properly? As I see a custom DropDownList is used for filtering and the configuration looks fine. 

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