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Change column header Text dynamically in JavaScript (ES5) Tree Grid control

14 Apr 2021 / 2 minutes to read

You can change the column headerText dynamically through an external button.

Follow the given steps to change the header text dynamically:

Step 1:

Get the column object corresponding to the field name by using the getColumnByField method. Then, change the header text value.

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let column = treegrid.getColumnByField("taskName"); // Get column object.
column.headerText = 'Changed Text';

Step 2:

To reflect the changes in the treegrid header, invoke the refreshColumns method.

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treegrid.refreshColumns();
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var treegrid = new ej.treegrid.TreeGrid({
    dataSource: sampleData,
    childMapping: 'subtasks',
    treeColumnIndex: 1,
    columns: [
     { field: 'taskID', headerText: 'Task ID', width: 90, textAlign: 'Right' },
     { field: 'taskName', headerText: 'Task Name', width: 180, textAlign: 'Left' },
     { field: 'startDate', headerText: 'Start Date', width: 90, textAlign: 'Right', type: 'date', format: 'yMd'},
     { field: 'duration', headerText: 'Duration', width: 80, textAlign: 'Right' }
    ],
});
treegrid.appendTo('#TreeGrid');

var button = new ej.buttons.Button({}, '#change-text');

document.getElementById('change-text').addEventListener('click', () => { // changing the header text for taskName column.

   var column = treegrid.getColumnByField("taskName"); // get the JSON object of the column corresponding to the field name.
    column.headerText = "Changed Text"; // assign a new header text to the column.
    treegrid.refreshColumns();
});
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#container {
    visibility: hidden;
}

#loader {
  color: #008cff;
  font-family: 'Helvetica Neue','calibiri';
  font-size: 14px;
  height: 40px;
  left: 45%;
  position: absolute;
  top: 45%;
  width: 30%;
}
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<!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="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-treegrid/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="es5-datasource.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
<body>
    
    <div id="container">
        <button id="change-text"> Change Header Text</button>
        <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>