Turning off autocomplete on column filtering

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  1. Wei Wei
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    Feb 2016

    Posted 25 Oct 2016 Link to this post


    Is there any way to turn off the builtin autocomplete feature for column filters? Previously, the workaround I used to disable that feature was using a empty datasource, but with the latest updates of KendoUI, that workaround no longer works.

  2. Alex Hajigeorgieva
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    Posted 27 Oct 2016 Link to this post

    Hello Wei Wei,

    I have already responded to the support ticket you have submitted but I will add my response here as well, in case anyone else needs to know how to change the template of the row filterable Kendo UI Grid.

    If you wish to keep the input element on that column, you can pass an empty function to the columns filterable cell template configuration option:


    The columns filterable cell template will give you access to the input element and you can style it to match the Kendo UI theme by adding the "k-textbox" class to it or just leave that function empty to get a standard input element.

    Alternatively, you may use the columns filterable cell template configuration to create a Kendo UI DropDownList, ComboBox or another widget of your preference. 

    I prepared a sample demo illustrating these options at:


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  3. Nelson
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    Nov 2015

    Posted 08 Feb Link to this post

    I've created a custom template for the kendoAutoComplete to turn off serverFiltering and remove the 'No Data Found' message. I would like to avoid setting the filterable value on each column.

    Is there any way I can have this custom template be the default autoComplete? 

    var noServerFilterAuto = {
        template: function (e) {
                serverFiltering: false,
                valuePrimitive: true,
                noDataTemplate: ''


    { field: "ProductName", title: "Product", width: 180, filterable: { cell: noServerFilterAuto } }


    Ive attached a DOJO

  4. Alex Hajigeorgieva
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    Posted 10 Feb Link to this post

    Hello Nelson,

    It is possible to override the FilterCell template in a way similar to the one shown for the FilterCell operators at:


    However, with this approach, using the public API only, you will override all the FilterCell templates, not just the template generated for type string(the Kendo UI NumericTextBox, DatePicker etc. will be gone as well):


    There are two ways to achieve the global override of some data types and not others - one would require overriding a private method which will not be subject to support and may be changed in the future.

    The other one is to wrap the Kendo UI Grid and make your own jQuery plugin based on it. This way you may specify how the filter cell template should be generated.

    Kind Regards,
    Alex Hajigeorgieva
    Telerik by Progress
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