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Grouping

The ListView supports to wrap the nested element into a group based on the category. The category of each list item can be mapped with groupBy field in the data table, that also support single-level navigation.

In the following sample, The cars are grouped based on its category by using the groupBy field.

Source
Preview
index.js
index.html
//define the array of JSON
var cars = [
    {
        'text': 'Audi A4',
        'id': '9bdb',
        'category': 'Audi'
    },
    {
        'text': 'Audi A5',
        'id': '4589',
        'category': 'Audi'
    },
    {
        'text': 'Audi A6',
        'id': 'e807',
        'category': 'Audi'
    },
    {
        'text': 'Audi A7',
        'id': 'a0cc',
        'category': 'Audi'
    },
    {
        'text': 'Audi A8',
        'id': '5e26',
        'category': 'Audi'
    },
    {
        'text': 'BMW 501',
        'id': 'f849',
        'category': 'BMW'
    },
    {
        'text': 'BMW 502',
        'id': '7aff',
        'category': 'BMW'
    },
    {
        'text': 'BMW 503',
        'id': 'b1da',
        'category': 'BMW'
    },
    {
        'text': 'BMW 507',
        'id': 'de2f',
        'category': 'BMW'
    },
    {
        'text': 'BMW 3200',
        'id': 'b2b1',
        'category': 'BMW'
    }
];

//Initialize ListView component
var listviewInstance = new ej.lists.ListView({
    //set the data to datasource property
    dataSource: cars,
    // map the groupBy field with category column
    fields: { groupBy: 'category', tooltip: 'text' }
});
//Render initialized ListView
listviewInstance.appendTo("#element");
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>Essential JS 2 for ListView </title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Essential JS 2 for ListView UI Control">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    
    <div id="container">
        <div id="element"></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>

Customization

The grouping header can be customized by using the groupTemplate property for both inline and fixed group header. The complete customization description and explanation with an example is given in the following link.

Group Template.