Results not being displayed in cascading MultiSelectComboBox in Grid

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  1. Rob
    Rob avatar
    16 posts
    Member since:
    Aug 2018

    Posted 23 Mar 2019 Link to this post

    I have a grid:

        .Columns(columns =>
            columns.Bound(p => p.Item).ClientTemplate("#= (Item.Name) ? Item.Name : '' #");
            columns.Command(command => command.Destroy());
        .ToolBar(tools =>
            tools.Save().HtmlAttributes(new { style = "float:right" });
            tools.Create().HtmlAttributes(new { style = "float:right" });
        .Excel(excel => excel.FileName("LinesExport.xlsx"))
        .Editable(editable => editable.Mode(GridEditMode.InCell))
        .DataSource(dataSource => dataSource
            .Model(model =>
                model.Id(i => i.Id);
                model.Field(i => i.Id).Editable(false);
                model.Field(i => i.ItemId).Editable(false);
                model.Field(i => i.Item).Editable(true).DefaultValue(new Item { ItemId = "", ItemGroup = "", Name = "", SearchName = "" });


    with a custom editor on a field:

    @model Item
    @(Html.Kendo().MultiColumnComboBoxFor(m => m)
        .Placeholder("Select item")
        .Columns(columns =>
            columns.Add().Field("ItemId").Title("Item Number").Width("180px");
            columns.Add().Field("SearchName").Title("Search Name").Width("180px");
            columns.Add().Field("ItemGroup").Title("Item Group").Width("180px");
        .FooterTemplate("Total #: # items found")
        //.Events(events => events.Change("onComboBoxChange"))
        .DataSource(source => source
            .Read(read =>
                read.Action("GetItems", "Home").Data("getItemsData");


    The custom editor displays correctly for the Item field.  When Customer changes (happens elsewhere) it is cascading properly and the read action is getting called.  The read action is returning results (can see this by inspecting the result in the RequestEnd event) but no results are actually displayed in the MultiColumnComboBox.  I have another MultiColumnComboBox elsewhere on the page that is not in the grid that cascades from the same value and does an almost identical lookup and it works fine.


    What am I missing here?  or is this a bug and if so how do I work around it?




  2. Rob
    Rob avatar
    16 posts
    Member since:
    Aug 2018

    Posted 25 Mar 2019 in reply to Rob Link to this post

    So I eventually worked out what the problem was here: the objects returned by the GetItems method did not have a CustomerId column on them.  However this is odd as I have other columns in the grid that cascade from ItemId and they work but the objects returned from their call do not contain an ItemId.  The only difference that I can see between the 2 cases is that in the Customer/Item case, Customer is on a different object to Item where as in the Item/OtherThing case they are on the same object.
  3. Konstantin Dikov
    Konstantin Dikov avatar
    2466 posts

    Posted 27 Mar 2019 Link to this post

    Hi Rob,

    It is possible that the Read action for the MultiColumnComboBox was expecting a CustomerId value in order to return the correct data. Nevertheless, without the code of the action method it would be really difficult to guess what was the exact problem.

    Konstantin Dikov
    Progress Telerik
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