Filter menu in EJ2 JavaScript Treegrid control

27 Apr 202315 minutes to read

You can enable filter menu by setting the filterSettings.type as Menu. The filter menu UI will be rendered based on its column type, which allows you to filter data.
You can filter the records with different operators.

ej.treegrid.TreeGrid.Inject(ej.treegrid.Filter);

var treeGridObj = new ej.treegrid.TreeGrid({
    dataSource: sampleData,
    childMapping: 'subtasks',
    height: 275,
    allowFiltering: true,
    filterSettings: {type: 'Menu'},
    treeColumnIndex: 1,
    columns: [
        { field: 'taskID', headerText: 'Task ID', width: 75, textAlign: 'Right' },
        { field: 'taskName', headerText: 'Task Name', width: 120, textAlign: 'Left' },
        {
            field: 'startDate', headerText: 'Start Date', width: 90, textAlign: 'Right', type: 'date', format: 'yMd'
        }
    ]
});

treeGridObj.appendTo('#TreeGrid');
<!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/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-treegrid/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/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="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 component in filter menu

The column.filter.ui is used to add custom filter components to a particular column. To implement custom filter ui, define the following functions:

  • create: Creates custom component.
  • write: Wire events for custom component.
  • read: Read the filter value from custom component.

In the following sample, dropdown is used as custom component in the duration column.

ej.treegrid.TreeGrid.Inject(ej.treegrid.Filter);

var treeGridObj = new ej.treegrid.TreeGrid({
    dataSource: sampleData,
    childMapping: 'subtasks',
    height: 275,
    allowFiltering: true,
    filterSettings: {type: 'Menu'},
    treeColumnIndex: 1,
    columns: [
            { field: 'taskID', headerText: 'Task ID', width: 75, textAlign: 'Right' },
            { field: 'taskName', headerText: 'Task Name', width: 120, textAlign: 'Left' },
            { field: 'duration', headerText: 'Duration', width: 80, textAlign: 'Right', filter: {
                ui: {
                     create: function(args){
                            var flValInput = ej.base.createElement('input', { className: 'flm-input' });
                            args.target.appendChild(flValInput);
                            this.dropInstance = new ej.dropdowns.DropDownList({
                                dataSource: ['All', '1', '3', '4', '5', '6', '8', '9'],
                                value: 'All', popupHeight: '200px'
                            });
                            this.dropInstance.appendTo(flValInput);
                        },
                        write: function(args){
                            this.dropInstance.value = args.filteredValue;
                        },
                        read: function(args) {
                            args.fltrObj.filterByColumn(args.column.field, args.operator, parseInt(this.dropInstance.value));

                        }
                }}
            }
    ]
});

treeGridObj.appendTo('#TreeGrid');
<!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/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-treegrid/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/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="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>

Enable different filter dialog for a column

You can use both Menu and Excel filter in a same TreeGrid. To do so, set the
column.filter.type as Menu or Excel.

In the following sample menu filter is enabled by default and excel filter is enabled for the Task Name column using the column.filter.type.

ej.treegrid.TreeGrid.Inject(ej.treegrid.Filter);

var treeGridObj = new ej.treegrid.TreeGrid({
    dataSource: sampleData,
    childMapping: 'subtasks',
    height: 275,
    allowFiltering: true,
    filterSettings: {type: 'Menu'},
    treeColumnIndex: 1,
    columns: [
        { field: 'taskID', headerText: 'Task ID', width: 75, textAlign: 'Right' },
        { field: 'taskName', headerText: 'Task Name', width: 120, textAlign: 'Left', filter: { type : 'Excel' } },
        { field: 'duration', headerText: 'Duration', width: 80, textAlign: 'Right' },
        { field: 'progress', headerText: 'Progress', width: 80, textAlign: 'Right' }
    ]
});

treeGridObj.appendTo('#TreeGrid');
<!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/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-treegrid/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/25.2.3/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="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>