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Specifying fields for the $select option?

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Jason asked on 05 Jul 2012, 01:34 PM
Good morning,

I'm using an ODataDataSource to bind data to a RadComboBox. Currently the data source is retrieving all of the fields for each record whereas I'd like to only retrieve the fields I need for binding. I specified the fields (see code below) in the model declaration, which I would've expected to be passed on to the service call but that doesn't seem to be the case. 

Can you please let me know if this is a bug or if there is a way I can inject a $select clause to the service call?

Thanks, Jason

<telerik:RadODataDataSource ID="dsComboBoxes" runat="server"
<telerik:RadComboBox ID="cbxQuickAdd" runat="server"
    Width="100%" Height="190px" Skin="Simple"
    EmptyMessage="Type to Filter"

dsComboBoxes.Transport.Read.Url = ConfigurationManager.AppSettings.GetURL("BindingServiceURL");
dsComboBoxes.Transport.Read.DataType = ODataSourceResponseType.JSONP;
DataModel quickAdd = new DataModel()
    ModelID = groupType.Singularize(),
    Set = groupType
quickAdd.Fields.Add(new DataModelField() { FieldName = "ID" });
quickAdd.Fields.Add(new DataModelField() { FieldName = "Description" });

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Dimitar Terziev
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answered on 09 Jul 2012, 08:44 AM
Hello Jason,

You are right that the whole set of field is being retrieved even that a specific fields has been declared. Current the functionality to retrieve only the specified field is not implemented, but it will be available in the upcoming server pack.

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