It is important to note that the batch editing happens entirely on the client, so a value in the editor cannot be set from the server and a call to the database cannot be made. The purpose of the batch editing is to:
- make editing for the user quick by moving the same set of editor controls in each row/cell they are needed
- sending updates/inserts/deletions at one go to the server
With this in mind, pre-selecting values for the users is something that should usually be handled through useful validation messages: https://docs.telerik.com/devtools/aspnet-ajax/controls/grid/data-editing/edit-mode/batch-editing/validation.
That said, the following code library example shows one way to do this, yet it is not something we support: https://www.telerik.com/support/code-library/pre-populate-insert-item-with-batch-edit.
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