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Greg
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Greg asked on 25 Oct 2017, 02:10 PM

I've got a grid that I need to sort by a column that refers to a related entity. I need to figure out the syntax to do this.

 

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<telerik:GridTemplateColumn UniqueName="AGNUM" DataField="AGNUM" HeaderText="Agent" AllowSorting="True" SortExpression="PAgents.AGNAME">
    <EditItemTemplate>
        <telerik:RadComboBox ID="rcb_Agent_Edit" DataSourceID="Entity_Agents_Active"
            AppendDataBoundItems="true" DropDownWidth="400px"
            SelectedValue='<%# Bind("AGNUM") %>' runat="server" DataValueField="AGNUM" DataTextField="AGNAME">
            <Items>
                <telerik:RadComboBoxItem Text="" Value="99999" />
            </Items>
        </telerik:RadComboBox>
    </EditItemTemplate>
    <ItemTemplate>
        <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "PAgents.AGNAME") %> <-- Same string works fine here, though.
    </ItemTemplate>
</telerik:GridTemplateColumn>

The above throws an argument exception: Input string was not in a correct format.Couldn't store in PAgents.AGNAME Column. Expected type is Int32.

The grid is bound to an entity data source (defined below)

The two relevant data sources:

<asp:EntityDataSource ID="Entity_AgLicensing" runat="server" ConnectionString="name=dev_SuretyDBEntities" ContextTypeName="BSGSuretyRewrite.Entities.DataAccess.LinqToEntities.dev_SuretyDBEntities"
    DefaultContainerName="dev_SuretyDBEntities" EnableFlattening="false" EntitySetName="AgLicense" Include="AgLicenseStatus,PAgents" EnableDelete="true" EnableInsert="true" EnableUpdate="true"
    Where="it.[PNUMBER]=@PNUMBER && it.[AGNUM] IS NOT NULL"
    OnInserting="Entity_AgLicensing_Inserting" OnDeleted="Entity_AgLicensing_Deleted" OnUpdating="Entity_AgLicensing_Updating">
    <WhereParameters>
        <asp:ControlParameter ControlID="hfPnumber" Name="PNUMBER" PropertyName="Value" DbType="Int32" />
    </WhereParameters>
</asp:EntityDataSource>
<asp:EntityDataSource ID="Entity_AgLicensing_Agency" runat="server" ConnectionString="name=dev_SuretyDBEntities" ContextTypeName="BSGSuretyRewrite.Entities.DataAccess.LinqToEntities.dev_SuretyDBEntities"
    DefaultContainerName="dev_SuretyDBEntities" EnableFlattening="false" EntitySetName="AgLicense" Include="AgLicenseStatus" EnableDelete="true" EnableInsert="true" EnableUpdate="true"
    Where="it.[PNUMBER]=@PNUMBER && it.[AGNUM] IS NULL" OnInserting="Entity_AgLicensing_Agency_Inserting" OnDeleted="Entity_AgLicensing_Agency_Deleted">
    <WhereParameters>
        <asp:ControlParameter ControlID="hfPnumber" Name="PNUMBER" PropertyName="Value" DbType="Int32" />
    </WhereParameters>
</asp:EntityDataSource>

 

 

 

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Eyup
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answered on 31 Oct 2017, 07:09 AM
Hello Greg,

You can try changing the DataField property of the template column to PAgents.AGNUM or adding the following property:
<telerik:GridTemplateColumn ... DataType="System.Int32">

If the issue remains, you will need to update the value manually in the code-behind:
https://www.telerik.com/forums/how-to-have-dropdownlist-and-textbox-inside-a-radgrid#A9aPQyI5vE-ENWi8clmy6Q

I hope this will prove helpful.

Regards,
Eyup
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