Hierarchical Bindings

Hierarchical binding can be used to create the Grid with parent and child relation, this facilitate you to view the child records for a particular row by clicking on the Expander button present in first column of each grid row. This can be enabled by defining childGrid and childGrid.queryString. childGrid is to define options of child and childGrid.queryString is to define the relation between parent and child grid.

NOTE

The Grid’s responsive and exporting support is not applicable for Hierarchical binding.

  • html
  • <div id="Grid"></div>
    <script type="text/javascript">
      // the datasource "window.employeeView" is referred from jsondata.min.js
      
      var data = window.employeeView;
      
      var dataManger = ej.DataManager({
      
          url: "http://mvc.syncfusion.com/Services/Northwnd.svc/Orders/"
      
      });
      
      $("#Grid").ejGrid({
          dataSource: data,
          childGrid: {
              dataSource: dataManger,
              queryString: "EmployeeID",
              allowPaging: true,
              pageSettings: {
                  pageSize: 5
              },
              columns: [
                  { field: "OrderID", headerText: 'Order ID', textAlign: ej.TextAlign.Right, width: 85 },
                  { field: "ShipCity",headerText: 'Ship City', textAlign: ej.TextAlign.Left,width: 100},
                  { field: "Freight", headerText: 'Freight',  textAlign: ej.TextAlign.Left,width: 120},
                  { field: "ShipName", headerText: 'Ship Name', textAlign: ej.TextAlign.Left, width: 100 }
              ]
          },
          columns:
              [
                  {field: "EmployeeID", headerText: 'Employee ID',textAlign: ej.TextAlign.Right,width: 85},
                  {field: "FirstName",headerText: 'First Name',textAlign: ej.TextAlign.Left,width: 100},
                  { field: "Title", headerText: 'Title', textAlign: ej.TextAlign.Left, width: 120 },
                  { field: "City", headerText: 'City', textAlign: ej.TextAlign.Left, width: 10 },
                  { field: "Country", headerText: 'Country', textAlign: ej.TextAlign.Left, width: 100 }
              ]
      
      });
      
    </script>

    Expand or Collapse All Child

    The Grid can able to expand and collapse all the childGrid through programmatically using expandAll and collapseAll method.

  • html
  • <button id="expand">expandAll</button>
    <button id="collapse">collapseAll</button>
    <div id="Grid"></div>
    <script type="text/javascript">
      var data = window.employeeView;
      var dataManger = ej.DataManager({
        url: "http://mvc.syncfusion.com/Services/Northwnd.svc/Orders/"
      });
      $("#expand,#collapse").ejButton({
        showRoundedCorner: true,
        size: "mini",
        width: 150,
        click: function(args) {
          $("#Grid").ejGrid(args.model.text); //invokes expandAll & collapseAll method based on button name
        }
      });
      $("#Grid").ejGrid({
        dataSource: data,
        childGrid: {
          dataSource: dataManger,
          queryString: "EmployeeID",
          allowPaging: true,
          pageSettings: {
            pageSize: 5
          }
        }
      });
    </script>

    NOTE

    1. while detail template row is clicked to expand detailsExpand event is triggered.

    NOTE

    1. while detail template row is clicked to collapse detailsCollapse event is triggered.

    Expand or Collapse by external action

    To expand or collapse the row by external action use expandCollapse method by passing the target object of the row. Refer the below code snippet,

  • javascript
  • var gridObj = $("#Grid").data("ejGrid");
    gridObj.expandCollapse($("tr td.recordplusexpand > div").first());