Filter and search list items using listview in EJ2 JavaScript Listview control

8 Aug 20234 minutes to read

The filtered data can be displayed in the ListView control depending upon on user inputs using the DataManager. Refer to the following steps to render the ListView with filtered data.

  • Render a textbox to get input for filtering data.

  • Render ListView with dataSource, and set the sortOrder property.

  • Bind the keyup event for textbox to perform filtering operation. To filter list data, pass the list data source to the DataManager, manipulate the data using the executeLocal method, and then update filtered data as ListView dataSource.

//Define an array of JSON data
var listData = [
    { text: "Hennessey Venom", id: "list-01" },
    { text: "Bugatti Chiron", id: "list-02" },
    { text: "Bugatti Veyron Super Sport", id: "list-03" },
    { text: "SSC Ultimate Aero", id: "list-04" },
    { text: "Koenigsegg CCR", id: "list-05" },
    { text: "McLaren F1", id: "list-06" }
// Initialize ListView component
var listObj = new ej.lists.ListView({
    //Set defined data to dataSource property
    dataSource: listData,
    //Map the appropriate columns to fields property
    fields: { text: "text", id: "id" },
    //Set sortOrder property
    sortOrder: "Ascending"
//Render initialized ListView component
document.getElementById("textbox").addEventListener("keyup", onKeyUp);
//Here we are handling filtering of list items using dataManager for ListView
function onKeyUp(e) {
    var value = document.getElementById("textbox").value;
    var data = new"text", "startswith", value, true));
    if (!value) {
        listObj.dataSource = listData.slice();
    else {
        listObj.dataSource = data;
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<script src="" type="text/javascript"></script>
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    <div id="container">
        <div id="sample">
            <input class="e-input" type="text" id="textbox" placeholder="Filter" title="Type in a name">
            <div id="list"></div>

var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) { = "visible";
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In this demo, data has been filtered with starting character of the list items. You can also filter list items with ending character by passing the endswith in where clause instead of startswith.