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Command Column Editing in JavaScript (ES5) TreeGrid control

01 Feb 2023 / 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.treegrid.TreeGrid.Inject(ej.treegrid.Edit, ej.treegrid.CommandColumn);

var treeGridObj = new ej.treegrid.TreeGrid({
    dataSource: sampleData,
    childMapping: 'subtasks',
    editSettings: { allowEditing: true, allowAdding: true, allowDeleting: true, mode: 'Row' },
    treeColumnIndex: 1,
    columns: [
        { field: 'taskID', headerText: 'Task ID', isPrimaryKey: true, width: 90, textAlign: 'Right'},
        { field: 'taskName', headerText: 'Task Name', width: 180 },
        { field: 'duration', headerText: 'Duration', width: 80, textAlign: 'Right' },
        {
            headerText: 'Manage Records', width: 130,
            commands: [{ type: 'Edit', buttonOption: { iconCss: ' e-icons e-edit', cssClass: 'e-flat' } },
                { type: 'Delete', buttonOption: { iconCss: 'e-icons e-delete', cssClass: 'e-flat' } },
                { type: 'Save', buttonOption: { iconCss: 'e-icons e-update', cssClass: 'e-flat' } },
                { type: 'Cancel', buttonOption: { iconCss: 'e-icons e-cancel-icon', cssClass: 'e-flat' } }]
        }
    ],
    height: 270
});

treeGridObj.appendTo('#TreeGrid');
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<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
            
    <title>EJ2 Tree Grid</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript Tree Grid Control">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <!-- Syncfusion Essential JS 2 Styles -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/material.css">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="es5-datasource.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
<body>
    
    <div id="container">
        <div id="TreeGrid"></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

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 buttonOption.click event.

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ej.treegrid.TreeGrid.Inject(ej.treegrid.Edit, ej.treegrid.CommandColumn);

var onClick = function(args){
    var rowIndex = ej.base.closest(args.target, '.e-row').rowIndex;
    var data = treeGridObj.getCurrentViewRecords();
    alert(JSON.stringify(data[rowIndex]));
}

var treeGridObj = new ej.treegrid.TreeGrid({
    dataSource: sampleData,
    childMapping: 'subtasks',
    editSettings: { allowEditing: true, allowAdding: true, allowDeleting: true, mode: 'Row' },
    treeColumnIndex: 1,
    columns: [
        { field: 'taskID', headerText: 'Task ID', isPrimaryKey: true, width: 90, textAlign: 'Right'},
        { field: 'taskName', headerText: 'Task Name', width: 180 },
        { field: 'duration', headerText: 'Duration', width: 80, textAlign: 'Right' },
        { headerText: 'Commands', width: 120, commands: [{ buttonOption: { content: 'Details', cssClass: 'e-flat', click: onClick } }]},
    ],
    height: 270
});

treeGridObj.appendTo('#TreeGrid');
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<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
            
    <title>EJ2 Tree Grid</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript Tree Grid Control">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <!-- Syncfusion Essential JS 2 Styles -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/material.css">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="es5-datasource.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
<body>
    
    <div id="container">
        <div id="TreeGrid"></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>