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Filtering

The DropDownList has built-in support to filter data items when allowFiltering is enabled. The filter operation starts as soon as you start typing characters in the search box.

To display filtered items in the popup, filter the required data and return it to the DropDownList via updateData method by using the filtering event.

The following sample illustrates how to query the data source and pass the data to the DropDownList through the updateData method in filtering event.

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app.component.ts
app.module.ts
main.ts
import { Component, ViewChild } from '@angular/core';
import { DropDownListComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-dropdowns';
import { FilteringEventArgs } from '@syncfusion/ej2-dropdowns';
import { EmitType } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';
import { Query } from '@syncfusion/ej2-data';

@Component({
    selector: 'app-container',
    // specifies the template string for the DropDownList component with change event
    template: `<ejs-dropdownlist id='ddlelement' #samples [dataSource]='data' [fields]='fields' [placeholder]='text' [allowFiltering]='true' (filtering)='onFiltering($event)'></ejs-dropdownlist>`
})
export class AppComponent {
    @ViewChild('samples')
    constructor() {
    }
    // defined the array of data
    public data: { [key: string]: Object }[] = [
        { Id: "s3", Country: "Alaska" },
        { Id: "s1", Country: "California" },
        { Id: "s2", Country: "Florida" },
        { Id: "s4", Country: "Georgia" }];
    // maps the appropriate column to fields property
    public fields: Object = { text: "Country", value: "Id" };
    // set the placeholder to the DropDownList input
    public text: string = "Select a country";
    //Bind the filter event
    public onFiltering: EmitType =  (e: FilteringEventArgs) => {
        let query = new Query();
        //frame the query based on search string with filter type.
        query = (e.text != "") ? query.where("Country", "startswith", e.text, true) : query;
        //pass the filter data source, filter query to updateData method.
        e.updateData(this.data, query);
    };
}
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { FormsModule, ReactiveFormsModule } from '@angular/forms';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
import { DropDownListComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-dropdowns';
import { ButtonComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-buttons';
/**
 * Module
 */
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        BrowserModule,FormsModule, ReactiveFormsModule
    ],
    declarations: [AppComponent, DropDownListComponent, ButtonComponent],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
})
export class AppModule { }
import { platformBrowserDynamic } from '@angular/platform-browser-dynamic';
import { enableProdMode } from '@angular/core';
import { AppModule } from './app.module';

enableProdMode();
platformBrowserDynamic().bootstrapModule(AppModule);

Limit the minimum filter character

When filtering the list items, you can set the limit for character count to raise remote request and fetch filtered data on the DropDownList. This can be done by manual validation within the filter event handler.

In the following example, the remote request does not fetch the search data until the search key contains three characters.

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app.component.ts
app.module.ts
main.ts
import { Component, ViewChild } from '@angular/core';
import { Query, DataManager, ODataV4Adaptor } from '@syncfusion/ej2-data';
import { DropDownListComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-dropdowns';
import { FilteringEventArgs } from '@syncfusion/ej2-dropdowns';
import { EmitType } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';

@Component({
    selector: 'app-container',
    // specifies the template string for the DropDownList component with change event
    template: `<ejs-dropdownlist id='ddlelement' #samples [dataSource]='data' [query]='query' [fields]='fields' [placeholder]='text' [allowFiltering]='true' [sortOrder]='sorting' (filtering)='onFiltering($event)'></ejs-dropdownlist>`
})
export class AppComponent {
    @ViewChild('samples')
    constructor() {
    }
    //bind the DataManager instance to dataSource property
    public data: DataManager = new DataManager({
        url: 'http://services.odata.org/V4/Northwind/Northwind.svc/',
        adaptor: new ODataV4Adaptor,
        crossDomain: true
    });
    public query: Query = new Query().from('Customers').select(['ContactName', 'CustomerID']).take(6);
    // maps the appropriate column to fields property
    public fields: Object = { text: 'ContactName', value: 'CustomerID' };
    // set the placeholder to the DropDownList input
    public text: string = "Select a customer";
    //sort the result items
    public sorting: string = 'Ascending';
    //Bind the filter event
    public onFiltering: EmitType =  (e: FilteringEventArgs) => {
        // load overall data when search key empty.
        if (e.text === '') {
            e.updateData(this.data);
        } else {
           // restrict the remote request until search key contains 3 characters.
          if (e.text.length < 3) { return; }
          let query: Query = new Query().from('Customers').select(['ContactName', 'CustomerID']);
          query = (e.text !== '') ? query.where('ContactName', 'startswith', e.text, true) : query;
          e.updateData(this.data, query);
        }
    };
}
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { FormsModule, ReactiveFormsModule } from '@angular/forms';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
import { DropDownListComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-dropdowns';
import { ButtonComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-buttons';
/**
 * Module
 */
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        BrowserModule,FormsModule, ReactiveFormsModule
    ],
    declarations: [AppComponent, DropDownListComponent, ButtonComponent],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
})
export class AppModule { }
import { platformBrowserDynamic } from '@angular/platform-browser-dynamic';
import { enableProdMode } from '@angular/core';
import { AppModule } from './app.module';

enableProdMode();
platformBrowserDynamic().bootstrapModule(AppModule);

Change the filter type

While filtering, you can change the filter type to contains, startsWith, or endsWith for string type within the filter event handler.

In the following examples, data filtering is done with endsWith type.

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app.component.ts
app.module.ts
main.ts
import { Component, ViewChild } from '@angular/core';
import { Query, DataManager, ODataV4Adaptor } from '@syncfusion/ej2-data';
import { DropDownListComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-dropdowns';
import { FilteringEventArgs } from '@syncfusion/ej2-dropdowns';
import { EmitType } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';

@Component({
    selector: 'app-container',
    // specifies the template string for the DropDownList component with change event
    template: `<ejs-dropdownlist id='ddlelement' #samples [dataSource]='data' [query]='query' [fields]='fields' [placeholder]='text' [popupHeight]='height' [sortOrder]='sorting' [allowFiltering]='true' (filtering)='onFiltering($event)'></ejs-dropdownlist>`
})
export class AppComponent {
    @ViewChild('samples')
    constructor() {
    }
    //bind the DataManager instance to dataSource property
    public data: DataManager = new DataManager({
        url: 'http://services.odata.org/V4/Northwind/Northwind.svc/',
        adaptor: new ODataV4Adaptor,
        crossDomain: true
    });
    public query: Query = new Query().from('Customers').select(['ContactName', 'CustomerID']).take(7);
    // maps the appropriate column to fields property
    public fields: Object = { text: 'ContactName', value: 'CustomerID' };
    // set the placeholder to the DropDownList input
    public text: string = "Select a customer";
    // set the height of the popup
    public height: string = '250px';
    //sort the result items
    public sorting: string = 'Ascending';
    //Bind the filter event
    public onFiltering: EmitType =  (e: FilteringEventArgs) => {
        // load overall data when search key empty.
        if (e.text === '') {
            e.updateData(this.data);
        } else {
          let query: Query = new Query().from('Customers').select(['ContactName', 'CustomerID']);
          // change the type of filtering
          query = (e.text !== '') ? query.where('ContactName', 'endswith', e.text, true) : query;
          e.updateData(this.data, query);
        }
    };
}
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { FormsModule, ReactiveFormsModule } from '@angular/forms';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
import { DropDownListComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-dropdowns';
import { ButtonComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-buttons';
/**
 * Module
 */
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        BrowserModule,FormsModule, ReactiveFormsModule
    ],
    declarations: [AppComponent, DropDownListComponent, ButtonComponent],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
})
export class AppModule { }
import { platformBrowserDynamic } from '@angular/platform-browser-dynamic';
import { enableProdMode } from '@angular/core';
import { AppModule } from './app.module';

enableProdMode();
platformBrowserDynamic().bootstrapModule(AppModule);

Case sensitive filtering

Data items can be filtered either with or without case sensitivity using the DataManager. This can be done by passing the fourth optional parameter of the where clause.

The following example shows how to perform case-sensitive filter.

Source
Preview
app.component.ts
app.module.ts
main.ts
import { Component, ViewChild } from '@angular/core';
import { Query, DataManager, ODataV4Adaptor } from '@syncfusion/ej2-data';
import { DropDownListComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-dropdowns';
import { FilteringEventArgs } from '@syncfusion/ej2-dropdowns';
import { EmitType } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';

@Component({
    selector: 'app-container',
    // specifies the template string for the DropDownList component with change event
    template: `<ejs-dropdownlist id='ddlelement' #samples [dataSource]='data' [query]='query' [fields]='fields' [placeholder]='text' [popupHeight]='height' [sortOrder]='sorting' [allowFiltering]='true' (filtering)='onFiltering($event)'></ejs-dropdownlist>`
})
export class AppComponent {
    @ViewChild('samples')
    constructor() {
    }
    //bind the DataManager instance to dataSource property
    public data: DataManager = new DataManager({
        url: 'http://services.odata.org/V4/Northwind/Northwind.svc/',
        adaptor: new ODataV4Adaptor,
        crossDomain: true
    });
    public query: Query = new Query().from('Customers').select(['ContactName', 'CustomerID']).take(7);
    // maps the appropriate column to fields property
    public fields: Object = { text: 'ContactName', value: 'CustomerID' };
    // set the placeholder to the DropDownList input
    public text: string = "Select a customer";
    // set the height of the popup
    public height: '250px';
    //sort the result items
    public sorting: string = 'Ascending';
    //Bind the filter event
    public onFiltering: EmitType =  (e: FilteringEventArgs) => {
        // load overall data when search key empty.
        if (e.text === '') {
            e.updateData(this.data);
        } else {
          let query: Query = new Query().from('Customers').select(['ContactName', 'CustomerID']);
          //enable the case sensitive filtering by passing false to 4th parameter.
          query = (e.text !== '') ? query.where('ContactName', 'startswith', e.text, false) : query;
          e.updateData(this.data, query);
        }
    };
}
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { FormsModule, ReactiveFormsModule } from '@angular/forms';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
import { DropDownListComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-dropdowns';
import { ButtonComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-buttons';
/**
 * Module
 */
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        BrowserModule,FormsModule, ReactiveFormsModule
    ],
    declarations: [AppComponent, DropDownListComponent, ButtonComponent],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
})
export class AppModule { }
import { platformBrowserDynamic } from '@angular/platform-browser-dynamic';
import { enableProdMode } from '@angular/core';
import { AppModule } from './app.module';

enableProdMode();
platformBrowserDynamic().bootstrapModule(AppModule);

Diacritics Filtering

The DropDownList supports diacritics filtering which will ignore the diacritics and makes it easier to filter the results in international characters lists when the ignoreAccent is enabled.

In the following sample,data with diacritics are bound as dataSource for DropDownList.

Source
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app.component.ts
app.module.ts
main.ts
import { Component, ViewChild } from '@angular/core';
import { DropDownListComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-dropdowns';


@Component({
    selector: 'app-container',
    // specifies the template string for the DropDownList component with change event
    template: `<ejs-dropdownlist id='diacritics' [dataSource]='data' [allowFiltering]='true' [ignoreAccent]='true' placeholder='Select a value'
            filterBarPlaceholder='e.g: aero'>
        </ejs-dropdownlist>`
})
export class AppComponent {
    @ViewChild('samples')
    constructor() {
    }
    // create local data
    public data: string[] = [
        'Aeróbics',
        'Aeróbics en Agua',
        'Aerografía',
        'Aeromodelaje',
        'Águilas',
        'Ajedrez',
        'Ala Delta',
        'Álbumes de Música',
        'Alusivos',
        'Análisis de Escritura a Mano'];
}
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { FormsModule, ReactiveFormsModule } from '@angular/forms';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
import { DropDownListComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-dropdowns';
import { ButtonComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-buttons';
/**
 * Module
 */
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        BrowserModule,FormsModule, ReactiveFormsModule
    ],
    declarations: [AppComponent, DropDownListComponent, ButtonComponent],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
})
export class AppModule { }
import { platformBrowserDynamic } from '@angular/platform-browser-dynamic';
import { enableProdMode } from '@angular/core';
import { AppModule } from './app.module';

enableProdMode();
platformBrowserDynamic().bootstrapModule(AppModule);

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