Multi-Select Filtering with distinct values

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  1. Jonah
    Jonah avatar
    2 posts
    Member since:
    Feb 2016

    Posted 22 Feb 2016 Link to this post


    I'm currently looking into multi-select filtering for grids; I'm working with a very extensive grid that contains more than 100,000 meteorologic measured data from only about 30 distinct cities. I want the user of the grid to be able to filter the grid by one, multiple or all cities. In my controller, I do have a method that returns an array of the distinct city names, but I've yet to find a method to implement this.

    This is the current code for the relevant column:

    columns.Bound(c => c.MeteringStation).Title("Messstation").Width(200).Filterable(ftb => ftb.Multi(true).BindTo());

    I figured I'd use .BindTo() for this, because .DataSource() doesn't seem to work. However, I don't know how to bind remote data to BindTo().

    Thanks in advance


  2. Vasil
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    1604 posts

    Posted 23 Feb 2016 Link to this post

    Hi Johan,

    Please examine the code of this demo:

    In the second grid you will find 2 methods of adding custom data to the list. First is by using the DataSource
    columns.Bound(e => e.FirstName).Width(220).Filterable(ftb => ftb.Multi(true)
        .DataSource(ds => ds.Read(r => r.Action("Unique", "Grid").Data("{ field: 'FirstName' }")))

    And the second using BindTo:
    columns.Bound(e => e.City).Width(220).Filterable(ftb => ftb.Multi(true).CheckAll(false).BindTo(new[]{
            new { City = "Seatle" },
            new { City = "Tacoma" },
            new { City = "Kirkland" },
            new { City = "Redmond" },
            new { City = "London" }

    The third option is to use the
    public ActionResult Filter_Multi_Checkboxes()
        ViewBag.Items = (new[]{
                    new { City = "Seatle" },
                    new { City = "Tacoma" },
                    new { City = "Kirkland" },
                    new { City = "Redmond" },
                    new { City = "London" }
        return View();

    columns.Bound(e => e.City).Width(220).Filterable(ftb => ftb.Multi(true).CheckAll(false).BindTo(ViewBag.Items));

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  3. Jonah
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    Member since:
    Feb 2016

    Posted 24 Feb 2016 in reply to Vasil Link to this post

    Thanks a lot for your answer, the third option worked for me! 

    Kind Regards,

    Jonah Mevert

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