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Command Column Editing in JavaScript (ES5) Grid control

26 Sep 2022 / 2 minutes to read

The command column provides an option to add CRUD action buttons in a column. This can be defined by the column.commands property.

The available built-in command buttons are:

Command Button Actions
Edit Edit the current row.
Delete Delete the current row.
Save Update the edited row.
Cancel Cancel the edited state.
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ej.grids.Grid.Inject(ej.grids.CommandColumn, ej.grids.Edit);
var grid = new ej.grids.Grid({
    dataSource: employeeData,
    editSettings: { allowEditing: true, allowDeleting: true },
    columns: [
        { field: 'EmployeeID', isPrimaryKey: 'true', headerText: 'Employee ID', textAlign: 'Right', width: 125 },
        { field: 'FirstName', headerText: 'Name', width: 120 },
        { field: 'Title', headerText: 'Title', width: 170 },
        { headerText: 'Commands', width: 120, commands: [{ type: 'Edit', buttonOption: { cssClass: 'e-flat', iconCss: 'e-edit e-icons' } },
            { type: 'Delete', buttonOption: { cssClass: 'e-flat', iconCss: 'e-delete e-icons' } },
            { type: 'Save', buttonOption: { cssClass: 'e-flat', iconCss: 'e-update e-icons' } },
            { type: 'Cancel', buttonOption: { cssClass: 'e-flat', iconCss: 'e-cancel-icon e-icons' } }]}
    ],
    height: 310
});
grid.appendTo('#Grid');
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<!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/ej2/20.2.43/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.2.43/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.2.43/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.2.43/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.2.43/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.2.43/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.2.43/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.2.43/ej2-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.2.43/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.2.43/ej2-grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.2.43/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="es5-datasource.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
<body>
    
    <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>

Custom command column

The custom command buttons can be added in a column by using the column.commands property and the action for the custom buttons can be defined in the commandClick event.

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var commandClick = function(args){
    alert(JSON.stringify(args.rowData));
}
ej.grids.Grid.Inject(ej.grids.CommandColumn);
var grid = new ej.grids.Grid({
    dataSource: employeeData,
    commandClick:commandClick,
    columns: [
        { field: 'EmployeeID', headerText: 'Employee ID', textAlign: 'Right', width: 125 },
        { field: 'FirstName', headerText: 'Name', width: 120 },
        { field: 'Title', headerText: 'Title', width: 170 },
        { headerText: 'Commands', width: 120, commands: [{ buttonOption: { content: 'Details', cssClass: 'e-flat' } }]},
        ],
    height: 315
});
grid.appendTo('#Grid');
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<!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/ej2/20.2.43/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.2.43/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.2.43/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.2.43/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.2.43/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.2.43/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.2.43/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.2.43/ej2-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.2.43/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.2.43/ej2-grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.2.43/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="es5-datasource.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
<body>
    
    <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>