Search results

Column Reorder in JavaScript (ES5) Grid control

24 May 2022 / 4 minutes to read

Reordering can be done by drag and drop of a particular column header from one index to another index within the grid. To enable reordering, set the allowReordering to true.

To use reordering, inject the Reorder module in the grid.

Source
Preview
index.js
index.html
Copied to clipboard
ej.grids.Grid.Inject(ej.grids.Reorder);
var grid = new ej.grids.Grid({
    dataSource: data,
    allowReordering: true,
    columns: [
        { field: 'OrderID', headerText: 'Order ID', textAlign: 'Right', width: 100 },
        { field: 'CustomerID', headerText: 'Customer ID', width: 120 },
        { field: 'ShipCity', headerText: 'Ship City', width: 100 },
        { field: 'ShipName', headerText: 'Ship Name', width: 100 }
    ],
    height: 315
});
grid.appendTo('#Grid');
Copied to clipboard
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>EJ2 Grid</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript Grid Control">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="es5-datasource.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
<body>
   <script id="rowtemplate" type="text/x-template">
    <tr>
        <td class="photo">
            <img src="${EmployeeID}.png" alt="${EmployeeID}" />
        </td>
        <td class="details">
            <table class="CardTable" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="2">
                <colgroup>
                    <col width="50%">
                    <col width="50%">
                </colgroup>
                <tbody>
                    <tr>
                        <td class="CardHeader">First Name </td>
                        <td>${FirstName} </td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td class="CardHeader">Last Name</td>
                        <td>${LastName} </td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td class="CardHeader">Title
                        </td>

                        <td>${Title}
                        </td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td class="CardHeader">Country
                        </td>
                        <td>${Country}
                        </td>
                    </tr>
                </tbody>
            </table>
        </td>
     </tr>
    </script>
    
    <div id="container">
        <div id="Grid"></div>
    </div>

<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

You can disable reordering a particular column by setting the columns.allowReordering to false.

Reorder single column

Grid have option to reorder Columns either by Interaction or by using the reorderColumnsmethod. In the below sample, ShipCity column is reordered to last column position by using the method.

Source
Preview
index.js
index.html
Copied to clipboard
ej.grids.Grid.Inject(ej.grids.Reorder);
var grid = new ej.grids.Grid({
    dataSource: data,
    allowReordering: true,
    columns: [
        { field: 'OrderID', headerText: 'Order ID', textAlign: 'Right', width: 100 },
        { field: 'CustomerID', headerText: 'Customer ID', width: 120 },
        { field: 'ShipCity', headerText: 'Ship City', width: 100 },
        { field: 'ShipRegion', headerText: 'Ship Region', width: 100 },
        { field: 'ShipName', headerText: 'Ship Name', width: 100 }
    ],
    height: 280
});
grid.appendTo('#Grid');

var reorderSingleColsBtn = new ej.buttons.Button();
reorderSingleColsBtn.appendTo('#reorderSingleCol');

document.getElementById('reorderSingleCol').addEventListener('click', function(){
    grid.reorderColumns('ShipCity','ShipName');
});
Copied to clipboard
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>EJ2 Grid</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript Grid Control">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    
    <style>
    #reorderMultipleCols {
        text-transform: none;
    }
    </style>
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="es5-datasource.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
<body>
   <script id="rowtemplate" type="text/x-template">
    <tr>
        <td class="photo">
            <img src="${EmployeeID}.png" alt="${EmployeeID}" />
        </td>
        <td class="details">
            <table class="CardTable" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="2">
                <colgroup>
                    <col width="50%">
                    <col width="50%">
                </colgroup>
                <tbody>
                    <tr>
                        <td class="CardHeader">First Name </td>
                        <td>${FirstName} </td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td class="CardHeader">Last Name</td>
                        <td>${LastName} </td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td class="CardHeader">Title
                        </td>

                        <td>${Title}
                        </td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td class="CardHeader">Country
                        </td>
                        <td>${Country}
                        </td>
                    </tr>
                </tbody>
            </table>
        </td>
     </tr>
    </script>
    
    <div id="container">
        <button id="reorderSingleCol">Reorder Ship City to Last</button>
        <div id="Grid"></div>
    </div>

<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

Reorder multiple columns

User can reorder a single column at a time by Interaction. Sometimes we need to have reorder multiple columns at the same time, It can be achieved through programmatically by using reorderColumns method.

In the below sample, Ship City and Ship Region column is reordered to last column position.

Source
Preview
index.js
index.html
Copied to clipboard
ej.grids.Grid.Inject(ej.grids.Reorder);
var grid = new ej.grids.Grid({
    dataSource: data,
    allowReordering: true,
    columns: [
        { field: 'OrderID', headerText: 'Order ID', textAlign: 'Right', width: 100 },
        { field: 'CustomerID', headerText: 'Customer ID', width: 120 },
        { field: 'ShipCity', headerText: 'Ship City', width: 100 },
        { field: 'ShipRegion', headerText: 'Ship Region', width: 100 },
        { field: 'ShipName', headerText: 'Ship Name', width: 100 }
    ],
    height: 280
});
grid.appendTo('#Grid');

var reorderMultipleCols = new ej.buttons.Button();
reorderMultipleCols.appendTo('#reorderMultipleCols');

document.getElementById('reorderMultipleCols').addEventListener('click', function(){
    grid.reorderColumns(['ShipCity','ShipRegion'],'ShipName');
});
Copied to clipboard
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>EJ2 Grid</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript Grid Control">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    
    <style>
    #reorderMultipleCols {
        text-transform: none;
    }
    </style>
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="es5-datasource.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
<body>
   <script id="rowtemplate" type="text/x-template">
    <tr>
        <td class="photo">
            <img src="${EmployeeID}.png" alt="${EmployeeID}" />
        </td>
        <td class="details">
            <table class="CardTable" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="2">
                <colgroup>
                    <col width="50%">
                    <col width="50%">
                </colgroup>
                <tbody>
                    <tr>
                        <td class="CardHeader">First Name </td>
                        <td>${FirstName} </td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td class="CardHeader">Last Name</td>
                        <td>${LastName} </td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td class="CardHeader">Title
                        </td>

                        <td>${Title}
                        </td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td class="CardHeader">Country
                        </td>
                        <td>${Country}
                        </td>
                    </tr>
                </tbody>
            </table>
        </td>
     </tr>
    </script>
    
    <div id="container">
        <button id="reorderMultipleCols">Reorder Ship City and Ship Region to Last</button>
        <div id="Grid"></div>
    </div>

<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

Reorder events

During the reorder action, the grid component triggers the below three events.

  1. The columnDragStart event triggers when column header element drag (move) starts.
  2. The columnDrag event triggers when column header element is dragged (moved) continuously.
  3. The columnDrop event triggers when a column header element is dropped on the target column.
Source
Preview
index.js
index.html
Copied to clipboard
ej.grids.Grid.Inject(ej.grids.Reorder);
var grid = new ej.grids.Grid({
    dataSource: data,
    allowReordering: true,
    columns: [
        { field: 'OrderID', headerText: 'Order ID', textAlign: 'Right', width: 100 },
        { field: 'CustomerID', headerText: 'Customer ID', width: 120 },
        { field: 'ShipCity', headerText: 'Ship City', width: 100 },
        { field: 'ShipName', headerText: 'Ship Name', width: 100 }
    ],
    height: 315
});
grid.appendTo('#Grid');
Copied to clipboard
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>EJ2 Grid</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript Grid Control">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.57/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="es5-datasource.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
<body>
   <script id="rowtemplate" type="text/x-template">
    <tr>
        <td class="photo">
            <img src="${EmployeeID}.png" alt="${EmployeeID}" />
        </td>
        <td class="details">
            <table class="CardTable" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="2">
                <colgroup>
                    <col width="50%">
                    <col width="50%">
                </colgroup>
                <tbody>
                    <tr>
                        <td class="CardHeader">First Name </td>
                        <td>${FirstName} </td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td class="CardHeader">Last Name</td>
                        <td>${LastName} </td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td class="CardHeader">Title
                        </td>

                        <td>${Title}
                        </td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td class="CardHeader">Country
                        </td>
                        <td>${Country}
                        </td>
                    </tr>
                </tbody>
            </table>
        </td>
     </tr>
    </script>
    
    <div id="container">
        <div id="Grid"></div>
    </div>

<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>