I have a kendoComboBox, with an associated dataSource that has more items than the PageSize. This comboBox is bound to one my columns in the grid. When creating a new record, i can access the items for this comboBox, that are not in the first 'pageSize items', by using the comboBox's filter and suggestion features, so i start typing, and can access a previously unloaded item. My problem occurs after i have created a record, and selected an item in this comboBox, that was not loaded at first on the dataSource, that is, an item greater than the PageSize. When i open the popup, and try to edit such a record, the comboBox is unable to find the previously selected item and, only displays the item's value field, instead of it's text field. From what I understand, because the item is not loaded in the dataSource by default, since it is greater than the PageSize, the comboBox's dataSource is unable to find the dataItem an assign it to the comboBox. So, what i would like to know, is if there is a way to load items that are larger than the dataSource's pageSize, when editing a record that already has these items selected on their comboBoxes.