Caption template in EJ2 JavaScript Grid control

13 Apr 202313 minutes to read

You can customize the group caption by using the groupSettings.captionTemplate property.

ej.grids.Grid.Inject(ej.grids.Group);
var grid = new ej.grids.Grid({
    dataSource: employeeData,
    allowGrouping: true,
    groupSettings: { captionTemplate: '#captiontemplate', columns: ['EmployeeID'] },
    columns: [
        { field: 'EmployeeID', headerText: 'Employee ID' },
        { field: 'CustomerID', headerText: 'Customer ID' },
        { field: 'FirstName', headerText: 'Name', width: 120 },
        { field: 'Title', headerText: 'Title', width: 170 }
    ],
    height: 315
});
grid.appendTo('#Grid');
<!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="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="es5-datasource.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/syncfusion-helper.js" type ="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
<body>
    
    <div id="container">
        <script id="captiontemplate" type="text/x-template">
            ${field} - ${key}
        </script>
        <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>

Adding custom text in group caption

You can customize the group caption text by using the groupSettings.captionTemplate property.

ej.grids.Grid.Inject(ej.grids.Group);
var grid = new ej.grids.Grid({
    dataSource: employeeData,
    allowGrouping: true,
    groupSettings: { captionTemplate: '#captiontemplate', columns: ['EmployeeID'] },
    columns: [
        { field: 'EmployeeID', headerText: 'Employee ID' },
        { field: 'CustomerID', headerText: 'Customer ID' },
        { field: 'FirstName', headerText: 'Name', width: 120 },
        { field: 'Title', headerText: 'Title', width: 170 }
    ],
    height: 315
});
grid.appendTo('#Grid');
<!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="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="es5-datasource.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/syncfusion-helper.js" type ="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
<body>
    
    <div id="container">
        <script id="captiontemplate" type="text/x-template">
            <div>${template(data)}</div>
        </script>
        <div id="Grid"></div>        
    </div>
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function template(args) { 
                   //you can add add customtext here.
                   return args.key + " :" + args.count + " custom text" ;
            }
      </script>    

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

Render custom component in group caption

We can render custom components in the group caption by using the groupSettings.captionTemplate property.

In the below demo, we have rendered the EJ2 ButtonComponent in the group caption.

ej.grids.Grid.Inject(ej.grids.Group,ej.grids.Page);
var grid = new ej.grids.Grid({
        dataSource: data,
        allowPaging: true,
        dataBound: ()=> {
            let groupCations = document.getElementsByClassName('groupbutton');
            for(var i=0;i<groupCations.length;i++) {
                 var button = new ej.buttons.Button({
                    isPrimary: true
                 });
                 button.appendTo(groupCations[i]);
            }
        },
        height: 315,
        allowGrouping: true,
        groupSettings: {columns: ["ShipCountry"], captionTemplate: "#captiontemplate"},
        columns: [
            { field: 'OrderID', headerText: 'Order ID', width: 120, textAlign: 'Right' },
            { field: 'CustomerID', headerText: 'Customer Name', width: 150 },
            { field: 'OrderDate', headerText: 'Order Date', width: 130, format: 'yMd', textAlign: 'Right' },
            { field: 'Freight', width: 120, format: 'C2', textAlign: 'Right' },
            { field: 'ShipCountry', headerText: 'Ship Country', width: 150 }
        ]
    });
grid.appendTo('#Grid');
<!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="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/ej2-grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/24.2.3/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="es5-datasource.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/syncfusion-helper.js" type ="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
<body>
    
    <div id="container">
        <div id="Grid"></div>        
    </div>
    <script id="captiontemplate" type="text/x-template">
        ${field} - ${key} - <button class='groupbutton'>${count} items</button>
    </script>

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