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Ryan asked on 07 Aug 2014, 06:35 PM
does the treeview findByText method support wildcards?
For example:
searchText = "Qrtly0422"
item = treeview.findByText(searchText)
dataItem = treeview.dataItem(item)
nodeText = dataItem.text

I can find the exact node, no problem, but if I try searchText = "422" it fails to find a result but doesn't throw any errors

I noticed the datasource filter can take an operator ie:  treeview.dataSource.filter({ field: "text", operator: "contains", value: nodeText })

so I tried to pass that structure to the findByText method but item will equal 0 and then the rest of the code fails with null errors.
item = treeview.findByText({ field: "text", operator: "contains", value: searchText })

Thanks.

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Alexander Popov
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answered on 11 Aug 2014, 11:44 AM
Hello Ryan,

I am afraid that the findByText does not support wildcards - it uses jQuery and searches for exact matches only. The behavior you described could be achieved using a custom solution, as shown in this example.

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answered on 11 Aug 2014, 02:24 PM
This example is pretty close to what I needed, but I have a couple more questions..

Any idea why searching for just the letter o is matching [ pdf, prices.pdf, zip] ? I would have expected images to be matched as well if it was including parent nodes as well.

is there an easy way to exclude the branches from being searched and only look at the leaves?

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Alexander Popov
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answered on 13 Aug 2014, 10:27 AM
Hi Ryan,

This happens because the parent node contains the letter "o" and the CSS styles propagate to the children. Searching only the leaf nodes is possible, however this is all done using jQuery selectors, which are beyond the scope of our support services, as they are not directly related to Kendo UI.

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