I suggest that you use the value method of the Kendo UI Multiselect
and pass an array of values as parameter. I believe the easiest approach that will work with any kind of binding, would be to:
1. Get the dataSource items
2. Filter them to get only the dataItems that should be selected
3. Get their value and pass it to the value method
I have prepared a dummy sample that illustrate the approach:
multiselect = $(
values = $(
|| dataItem.text ==
Let me know if such approach would fit to your scenario.
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