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Sorting

The Grid component has support to sort data bound columns in Ascending or Descending order. This can be achieved by setting allowSorting property as true.

To dynamically sort a particular column, click on its column header. The order switch between Ascending and Descending each time you click a column header for sorting.

To use Sorting, inject Sort module in Grid.

Source
Preview
App.tsx
datasource.tsx
import { ColumnDirective, ColumnsDirective, GridComponent, Inject, Sort,  } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-grids';
import * as React from 'react';
import { data } from './datasource';

export default class App extends React.Component<{}, {}>{
  public render() {
    return <GridComponent dataSource={data} allowSorting={true} height={270}>
        <ColumnsDirective>
            <ColumnDirective field='OrderID' width='100' textAlign="Right"/>
            <ColumnDirective field='CustomerID' width='100'/>
            <ColumnDirective field='EmployeeID' width='100' textAlign="Right"/>
            <ColumnDirective field='Freight' width='100' format="C2" textAlign="Right"/>
            <ColumnDirective field='ShipCountry' width='100'/>
        </ColumnsDirective>
        <Inject services={[Sort]} />
    </GridComponent>
  }
};
export let employeeData: Object[] = [{
    'EmployeeID': 1,
    'LastName': 'Davolio',
    'FirstName': 'Nancy',
    'Title': 'Sales Representative',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Ms.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-664743600000),
    'HireDate': new Date(704692800000),
    'Address': '507 - 20th Ave. E.\r\nApt. 2A',
    'City': 'Seattle',
    'Region': 'WA',
    'PostalCode': '98122',
    'Country': 'USA',
    'HomePhone': '(206) 555-9857',
    'Extension': '5467',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Education includes a BA in psychology from Colorado State University in 1970.  She also completed\
    \'The Art of the Cold Call.\'  Nancy is a member of Toastmasters International.',
    'ReportsTo': 2,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/davolio.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 2,
    'LastName': 'Fuller',
    'FirstName': 'Andrew',
    'Title': 'Vice President, Sales',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Dr.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-563828400000),
    'HireDate': new Date(713764800000),
    'Address': '908 W. Capital Way',
    'City': 'Tacoma',
    'Region': 'WA',
    'PostalCode': '98401',
    'Country': 'USA',
    'HomePhone': '(206) 555-9482',
    'Extension': '3457',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Andrew received his BTS commercial in 1974 and a Ph.D. in international marketing from the University of \
    Dallas in 1981.  He is fluent in French and Italian and reads German.  He joined the company as a sales representative, \
    was promoted to sales manager in January 1992 and to vice president of sales in March 1993.  Andrew is a member of the \
    Sales Management Roundtable, the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, and the Pacific Rim Importers Association.',
    'ReportsTo': 0,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/fuller.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 3,
    'LastName': 'Leverling',
    'FirstName': 'Janet',
    'Title': 'Sales Representative',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Ms.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-200088000000),
    'HireDate': new Date(702104400000),
    'Address': '722 Moss Bay Blvd.',
    'City': 'Kirkland',
    'Region': 'WA',
    'PostalCode': '98033',
    'Country': 'USA',
    'HomePhone': '(206) 555-3412',
    'Extension': '3355',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21722 },

    'Notes': 'Janet has a BS degree in chemistry from Boston College (1984). \
     She has also completed a certificate program in food retailing management.\
     Janet was hired as a sales associate in 1991 and promoted to sales representative in February 1992.',
    'ReportsTo': 2,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/leverling.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 4,
    'LastName': 'Peacock',
    'FirstName': 'Margaret',
    'Title': 'Sales Representative',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Mrs.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-1018814400000),
    'HireDate': new Date(736401600000),
    'Address': '4110 Old Redmond Rd.',
    'City': 'Redmond',
    'Region': 'WA',
    'PostalCode': '98052',
    'Country': 'USA',
    'HomePhone': '(206) 555-8122',
    'Extension': '5176',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Margaret holds a BA in English literature from Concordia College (1958) and an MA from the American \
    Institute of Culinary Arts (1966).  She was assigned to the London office temporarily from July through November 1992.',
    'ReportsTo': 2,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/peacock.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 5,
    'LastName': 'Buchanan',
    'FirstName': 'Steven',
    'Title': 'Sales Manager',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Mr.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-468010800000),
    'HireDate': new Date(750830400000),
    'Address': '14 Garrett Hill',
    'City': 'London',
    'Region': null,
    'PostalCode':
    'SW1 8JR',
    'Country': 'UK',
    'HomePhone': '(71) 555-4848',
    'Extension': '3453',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Steven Buchanan graduated from St. Andrews University, Scotland, with a BSC degree in 1976.  Upon joining the company as \
    a sales representative in 1992, he spent 6 months in an orientation program at the Seattle office and then returned to his permanent \
    post in London.  He was promoted to sales manager in March 1993.  Mr. Buchanan has completed the courses \'Successful \
    Telemarketing\' and \'International Sales Management.\'  He is fluent in French.',
    'ReportsTo': 2,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/buchanan.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 6,
    'LastName': 'Suyama',
    'FirstName': 'Michael',
    'Title': 'Sales Representative',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Mr.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-205185600000),
    'HireDate': new Date(750830400000),
    'Address': 'Coventry House\r\nMiner Rd.',
    'City': 'London',
    'Region': null,
    'PostalCode': 'EC2 7JR',
    'Country': 'UK',
    'HomePhone': '(71) 555-7773',
    'Extension': '428',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Michael is a graduate of Sussex University (MA, economics, 1983) and the University of California at Los Angeles \
    (MBA, marketing, 1986).  He has also taken the courses \'Multi-Cultural Selling\' and \'Time Management for the Sales Professional.\'  \
    He is fluent in Japanese and can read and write French, Portuguese, and Spanish.',
    'ReportsTo': 5,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/davolio.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 7,
    'LastName': 'King',
    'FirstName': 'Robert',
    'Title': 'Sales Representative',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Mr.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-302731200000),
    'HireDate': new Date(757486800000),
    'Address': 'Edgeham Hollow\r\nWinchester Way',
    'City': 'London',
    'Region': null,
    'PostalCode': 'RG1 9SP',
    'Country': 'UK',
    'HomePhone': '(71) 555-5598',
    'Extension': '465',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Robert King served in the Peace Corps and traveled extensively before completing his degree in English at the \
    University of Michigan in 1992, the year he joined the company.  After completing a course entitled \'Selling in Europe,\' \
    he was transferred to the London office in March 1993.',
    'ReportsTo': 5,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/davolio.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 8,
    'LastName': 'Callahan',
    'FirstName': 'Laura',
    'Title': 'Inside Sales Coordinator',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Ms.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-377982000000),
    'HireDate': new Date(762843600000),
    'Address': '4726 - 11th Ave. N.E.',
    'City': 'Seattle',
    'Region': 'WA',
    'PostalCode': '98105',
    'Country': 'USA',
    'HomePhone': '(206) 555-1189',
    'Extension': '2344',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Laura received a BA in psychology from the University of Washington.  She has also completed a course in business \
    French.  She reads and writes French.',
    'ReportsTo': 2,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/davolio.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 9,
    'LastName': 'Dodsworth',
    'FirstName': 'Anne',
    'Title': 'Sales Representative',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Ms.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-123966000000),
    'HireDate': new Date(784875600000),
    'Address': '7 Houndstooth Rd.',
    'City': 'London',
    'Region': null,
    'PostalCode': 'WG2 7LT',
    'Country': 'UK',
    'HomePhone': '(71) 555-4444',
    'Extension': '452',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Anne has a BA degree in English from St. Lawrence College.  She is fluent in French and German.',
    'ReportsTo': 5,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/davolio.bmp'
}];


export let data: Object[] = [
    {
        OrderID: 10248, CustomerID: 'VINET', EmployeeID: 5, OrderDate: new Date(8364186e5),
        ShipName: 'Vins et alcools Chevalier', ShipCity: 'Reims', ShipAddress: '59 rue de l Abbaye',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '51100', ShipCountry: 'France', Freight: 32.38, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10249, CustomerID: 'TOMSP', EmployeeID: 6, OrderDate: new Date(836505e6),
        ShipName: 'Toms Spezialitäten', ShipCity: 'Münster', ShipAddress: 'Luisenstr. 48',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '44087', ShipCountry: 'Germany', Freight: 11.61, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10250, CustomerID: 'HANAR', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8367642e5),
        ShipName: 'Hanari Carnes', ShipCity: 'Rio de Janeiro', ShipAddress: 'Rua do Paço, 67',
        ShipRegion: 'RJ', ShipPostalCode: '05454-876', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 65.83, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10251, CustomerID: 'VICTE', EmployeeID: 3, OrderDate: new Date(8367642e5),
        ShipName: 'Victuailles en stock', ShipCity: 'Lyon', ShipAddress: '2, rue du Commerce',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '69004', ShipCountry: 'France', Freight: 41.34, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10252, CustomerID: 'SUPRD', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8368506e5),
        ShipName: 'Suprêmes délices', ShipCity: 'Charleroi', ShipAddress: 'Boulevard Tirou, 255',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: 'B-6000', ShipCountry: 'Belgium', Freight: 51.3, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10253, CustomerID: 'HANAR', EmployeeID: 3, OrderDate: new Date(836937e6),
        ShipName: 'Hanari Carnes', ShipCity: 'Rio de Janeiro', ShipAddress: 'Rua do Paço, 67',
        ShipRegion: 'RJ', ShipPostalCode: '05454-876', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 58.17, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10254, CustomerID: 'CHOPS', EmployeeID: 5, OrderDate: new Date(8370234e5),
        ShipName: 'Chop-suey Chinese', ShipCity: 'Bern', ShipAddress: 'Hauptstr. 31',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '3012', ShipCountry: 'Switzerland', Freight: 22.98, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10255, CustomerID: 'RICSU', EmployeeID: 9, OrderDate: new Date(8371098e5),
        ShipName: 'Richter Supermarkt', ShipCity: 'Genève', ShipAddress: 'Starenweg 5',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '1204', ShipCountry: 'Switzerland', Freight: 148.33, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10256, CustomerID: 'WELLI', EmployeeID: 3, OrderDate: new Date(837369e6),
        ShipName: 'Wellington Importadora', ShipCity: 'Resende', ShipAddress: 'Rua do Mercado, 12',
        ShipRegion: 'SP', ShipPostalCode: '08737-363', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 13.97, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10257, CustomerID: 'HILAA', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8374554e5),
        ShipName: 'HILARION-Abastos', ShipCity: 'San Cristóbal', ShipAddress: 'Carrera 22 con Ave. Carlos Soublette #8-35',
        ShipRegion: 'Táchira', ShipPostalCode: '5022', ShipCountry: 'Venezuela', Freight: 81.91, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10258, CustomerID: 'ERNSH', EmployeeID: 1, OrderDate: new Date(8375418e5),
        ShipName: 'Ernst Handel', ShipCity: 'Graz', ShipAddress: 'Kirchgasse 6',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '8010', ShipCountry: 'Austria', Freight: 140.51, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10259, CustomerID: 'CENTC', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8376282e5),
        ShipName: 'Centro comercial Moctezuma', ShipCity: 'México D.F.', ShipAddress: 'Sierras de Granada 9993',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '05022', ShipCountry: 'Mexico', Freight: 3.25, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10260, CustomerID: 'OTTIK', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8377146e5),
        ShipName: 'Ottilies Käseladen', ShipCity: 'Köln', ShipAddress: 'Mehrheimerstr. 369',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '50739', ShipCountry: 'Germany', Freight: 55.09, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10261, CustomerID: 'QUEDE', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8377146e5),
        ShipName: 'Que Delícia', ShipCity: 'Rio de Janeiro', ShipAddress: 'Rua da Panificadora, 12',
        ShipRegion: 'RJ', ShipPostalCode: '02389-673', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 3.05, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10262, CustomerID: 'RATTC', EmployeeID: 8, OrderDate: new Date(8379738e5),
        ShipName: 'Rattlesnake Canyon Grocery', ShipCity: 'Albuquerque', ShipAddress: '2817 Milton Dr.',
        ShipRegion: 'NM', ShipPostalCode: '87110', ShipCountry: 'USA', Freight: 48.29, Verified: !0
    }];

export let sdata: Object[] = [
    {
        OrderID: 10248, CustomerID: 'VINET', EmployeeID: 5, OrderDate: new Date(8364186e5),
        ShipName: 'Vins et alcools Chevalier', ShipCity: 'Reims', ShipAddress: '59 rue de l Abbaye',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '51100', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 32.38, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10249, CustomerID: 'TOMSP', EmployeeID: 6, OrderDate: new Date(836505e6),
        ShipName: 'Toms Spezialitäten', ShipCity: 'Münster', ShipAddress: 'Luisenstr. 48',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '44087', ShipCountry: 'Germany', Freight: 11.61, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10250, CustomerID: 'HANAR', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8367642e5),
        ShipName: 'Hanari Carnes', ShipCity: 'Rio de Janeiro', ShipAddress: 'Rua do Paço, 67',
        ShipRegion: 'RJ', ShipPostalCode: '05454-876', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 65.83, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10251, CustomerID: 'VICTE', EmployeeID: 3, OrderDate: new Date(8367642e5),
        ShipName: 'Victuailles en stock', ShipCity: 'Lyon', ShipAddress: '2, rue du Commerce',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '69004', ShipCountry: 'France', Freight: 41.34, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10252, CustomerID: 'SUPRD', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8368506e5),
        ShipName: 'Suprêmes délices', ShipCity: 'Charleroi', ShipAddress: 'Boulevard Tirou, 255',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: 'B-6000', ShipCountry: 'Belgium', Freight: 51.3, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10253, CustomerID: 'HANAR', EmployeeID: 3, OrderDate: new Date(836937e6),
        ShipName: 'Hanari Carnes', ShipCity: 'Rio de Janeiro', ShipAddress: 'Rua do Paço, 67',
        ShipRegion: 'RJ', ShipPostalCode: '05454-876', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 58.17, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10254, CustomerID: 'CHOPS', EmployeeID: 5, OrderDate: new Date(8370234e5),
        ShipName: 'Chop-suey Chinese', ShipCity: 'Bern', ShipAddress: 'Hauptstr. 31',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '3012', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 22.98, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10255, CustomerID: 'RICSU', EmployeeID: 9, OrderDate: new Date(8371098e5),
        ShipName: 'Richter Supermarkt', ShipCity: 'Genève', ShipAddress: 'Starenweg 5',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '1204', ShipCountry: 'Switzerland', Freight: 148.33, Verified: !0
    }];
  • Grid column sorted in Ascending order. If you click on already sorted column, Grid toggles the sort direction.
  • You can apply and clear sorting by invoking sortColumn and clearSorting methods.
  • To disable Sorting for a particular column, by specifying columns.allowSorting to false.

Initial Sort

To apply sort at initial rendering, set the field and direction in sortSettings.columns.

Source
Preview
App.tsx
datasource.tsx
import { ColumnDirective, ColumnsDirective, GridComponent, Inject, Sort, SortSettingsModel } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-grids';
import * as React from 'react';
import { data } from './datasource';

export default class App extends React.Component<{}, {}>{
  public sortingOptions: SortSettingsModel = {
    columns: [{ field: 'EmployeeID', direction: 'Ascending' }]
  };
  public render() {
      return <GridComponent dataSource={data} allowSorting={true} sortSettings={this.sortingOptions}
          height={270}>
          <ColumnsDirective>
              <ColumnDirective field='OrderID' width='100' textAlign="Right"/>
              <ColumnDirective field='CustomerID' width='100'/>
              <ColumnDirective field='EmployeeID' width='100' textAlign="Right"/>
              <ColumnDirective field='Freight' width='100' format="C2" textAlign="Right"/>
              <ColumnDirective field='ShipCountry' width='100'/>
          </ColumnsDirective>
          <Inject services={[Sort]} />
      </GridComponent>
  }
};
export let employeeData: Object[] = [{
    'EmployeeID': 1,
    'LastName': 'Davolio',
    'FirstName': 'Nancy',
    'Title': 'Sales Representative',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Ms.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-664743600000),
    'HireDate': new Date(704692800000),
    'Address': '507 - 20th Ave. E.\r\nApt. 2A',
    'City': 'Seattle',
    'Region': 'WA',
    'PostalCode': '98122',
    'Country': 'USA',
    'HomePhone': '(206) 555-9857',
    'Extension': '5467',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Education includes a BA in psychology from Colorado State University in 1970.  She also completed\
    \'The Art of the Cold Call.\'  Nancy is a member of Toastmasters International.',
    'ReportsTo': 2,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/davolio.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 2,
    'LastName': 'Fuller',
    'FirstName': 'Andrew',
    'Title': 'Vice President, Sales',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Dr.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-563828400000),
    'HireDate': new Date(713764800000),
    'Address': '908 W. Capital Way',
    'City': 'Tacoma',
    'Region': 'WA',
    'PostalCode': '98401',
    'Country': 'USA',
    'HomePhone': '(206) 555-9482',
    'Extension': '3457',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Andrew received his BTS commercial in 1974 and a Ph.D. in international marketing from the University of \
    Dallas in 1981.  He is fluent in French and Italian and reads German.  He joined the company as a sales representative, \
    was promoted to sales manager in January 1992 and to vice president of sales in March 1993.  Andrew is a member of the \
    Sales Management Roundtable, the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, and the Pacific Rim Importers Association.',
    'ReportsTo': 0,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/fuller.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 3,
    'LastName': 'Leverling',
    'FirstName': 'Janet',
    'Title': 'Sales Representative',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Ms.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-200088000000),
    'HireDate': new Date(702104400000),
    'Address': '722 Moss Bay Blvd.',
    'City': 'Kirkland',
    'Region': 'WA',
    'PostalCode': '98033',
    'Country': 'USA',
    'HomePhone': '(206) 555-3412',
    'Extension': '3355',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21722 },

    'Notes': 'Janet has a BS degree in chemistry from Boston College (1984). \
     She has also completed a certificate program in food retailing management.\
     Janet was hired as a sales associate in 1991 and promoted to sales representative in February 1992.',
    'ReportsTo': 2,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/leverling.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 4,
    'LastName': 'Peacock',
    'FirstName': 'Margaret',
    'Title': 'Sales Representative',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Mrs.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-1018814400000),
    'HireDate': new Date(736401600000),
    'Address': '4110 Old Redmond Rd.',
    'City': 'Redmond',
    'Region': 'WA',
    'PostalCode': '98052',
    'Country': 'USA',
    'HomePhone': '(206) 555-8122',
    'Extension': '5176',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Margaret holds a BA in English literature from Concordia College (1958) and an MA from the American \
    Institute of Culinary Arts (1966).  She was assigned to the London office temporarily from July through November 1992.',
    'ReportsTo': 2,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/peacock.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 5,
    'LastName': 'Buchanan',
    'FirstName': 'Steven',
    'Title': 'Sales Manager',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Mr.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-468010800000),
    'HireDate': new Date(750830400000),
    'Address': '14 Garrett Hill',
    'City': 'London',
    'Region': null,
    'PostalCode':
    'SW1 8JR',
    'Country': 'UK',
    'HomePhone': '(71) 555-4848',
    'Extension': '3453',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Steven Buchanan graduated from St. Andrews University, Scotland, with a BSC degree in 1976.  Upon joining the company as \
    a sales representative in 1992, he spent 6 months in an orientation program at the Seattle office and then returned to his permanent \
    post in London.  He was promoted to sales manager in March 1993.  Mr. Buchanan has completed the courses \'Successful \
    Telemarketing\' and \'International Sales Management.\'  He is fluent in French.',
    'ReportsTo': 2,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/buchanan.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 6,
    'LastName': 'Suyama',
    'FirstName': 'Michael',
    'Title': 'Sales Representative',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Mr.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-205185600000),
    'HireDate': new Date(750830400000),
    'Address': 'Coventry House\r\nMiner Rd.',
    'City': 'London',
    'Region': null,
    'PostalCode': 'EC2 7JR',
    'Country': 'UK',
    'HomePhone': '(71) 555-7773',
    'Extension': '428',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Michael is a graduate of Sussex University (MA, economics, 1983) and the University of California at Los Angeles \
    (MBA, marketing, 1986).  He has also taken the courses \'Multi-Cultural Selling\' and \'Time Management for the Sales Professional.\'  \
    He is fluent in Japanese and can read and write French, Portuguese, and Spanish.',
    'ReportsTo': 5,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/davolio.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 7,
    'LastName': 'King',
    'FirstName': 'Robert',
    'Title': 'Sales Representative',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Mr.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-302731200000),
    'HireDate': new Date(757486800000),
    'Address': 'Edgeham Hollow\r\nWinchester Way',
    'City': 'London',
    'Region': null,
    'PostalCode': 'RG1 9SP',
    'Country': 'UK',
    'HomePhone': '(71) 555-5598',
    'Extension': '465',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Robert King served in the Peace Corps and traveled extensively before completing his degree in English at the \
    University of Michigan in 1992, the year he joined the company.  After completing a course entitled \'Selling in Europe,\' \
    he was transferred to the London office in March 1993.',
    'ReportsTo': 5,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/davolio.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 8,
    'LastName': 'Callahan',
    'FirstName': 'Laura',
    'Title': 'Inside Sales Coordinator',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Ms.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-377982000000),
    'HireDate': new Date(762843600000),
    'Address': '4726 - 11th Ave. N.E.',
    'City': 'Seattle',
    'Region': 'WA',
    'PostalCode': '98105',
    'Country': 'USA',
    'HomePhone': '(206) 555-1189',
    'Extension': '2344',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Laura received a BA in psychology from the University of Washington.  She has also completed a course in business \
    French.  She reads and writes French.',
    'ReportsTo': 2,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/davolio.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 9,
    'LastName': 'Dodsworth',
    'FirstName': 'Anne',
    'Title': 'Sales Representative',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Ms.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-123966000000),
    'HireDate': new Date(784875600000),
    'Address': '7 Houndstooth Rd.',
    'City': 'London',
    'Region': null,
    'PostalCode': 'WG2 7LT',
    'Country': 'UK',
    'HomePhone': '(71) 555-4444',
    'Extension': '452',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Anne has a BA degree in English from St. Lawrence College.  She is fluent in French and German.',
    'ReportsTo': 5,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/davolio.bmp'
}];


export let data: Object[] = [
    {
        OrderID: 10248, CustomerID: 'VINET', EmployeeID: 5, OrderDate: new Date(8364186e5),
        ShipName: 'Vins et alcools Chevalier', ShipCity: 'Reims', ShipAddress: '59 rue de l Abbaye',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '51100', ShipCountry: 'France', Freight: 32.38, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10249, CustomerID: 'TOMSP', EmployeeID: 6, OrderDate: new Date(836505e6),
        ShipName: 'Toms Spezialitäten', ShipCity: 'Münster', ShipAddress: 'Luisenstr. 48',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '44087', ShipCountry: 'Germany', Freight: 11.61, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10250, CustomerID: 'HANAR', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8367642e5),
        ShipName: 'Hanari Carnes', ShipCity: 'Rio de Janeiro', ShipAddress: 'Rua do Paço, 67',
        ShipRegion: 'RJ', ShipPostalCode: '05454-876', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 65.83, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10251, CustomerID: 'VICTE', EmployeeID: 3, OrderDate: new Date(8367642e5),
        ShipName: 'Victuailles en stock', ShipCity: 'Lyon', ShipAddress: '2, rue du Commerce',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '69004', ShipCountry: 'France', Freight: 41.34, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10252, CustomerID: 'SUPRD', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8368506e5),
        ShipName: 'Suprêmes délices', ShipCity: 'Charleroi', ShipAddress: 'Boulevard Tirou, 255',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: 'B-6000', ShipCountry: 'Belgium', Freight: 51.3, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10253, CustomerID: 'HANAR', EmployeeID: 3, OrderDate: new Date(836937e6),
        ShipName: 'Hanari Carnes', ShipCity: 'Rio de Janeiro', ShipAddress: 'Rua do Paço, 67',
        ShipRegion: 'RJ', ShipPostalCode: '05454-876', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 58.17, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10254, CustomerID: 'CHOPS', EmployeeID: 5, OrderDate: new Date(8370234e5),
        ShipName: 'Chop-suey Chinese', ShipCity: 'Bern', ShipAddress: 'Hauptstr. 31',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '3012', ShipCountry: 'Switzerland', Freight: 22.98, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10255, CustomerID: 'RICSU', EmployeeID: 9, OrderDate: new Date(8371098e5),
        ShipName: 'Richter Supermarkt', ShipCity: 'Genève', ShipAddress: 'Starenweg 5',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '1204', ShipCountry: 'Switzerland', Freight: 148.33, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10256, CustomerID: 'WELLI', EmployeeID: 3, OrderDate: new Date(837369e6),
        ShipName: 'Wellington Importadora', ShipCity: 'Resende', ShipAddress: 'Rua do Mercado, 12',
        ShipRegion: 'SP', ShipPostalCode: '08737-363', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 13.97, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10257, CustomerID: 'HILAA', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8374554e5),
        ShipName: 'HILARION-Abastos', ShipCity: 'San Cristóbal', ShipAddress: 'Carrera 22 con Ave. Carlos Soublette #8-35',
        ShipRegion: 'Táchira', ShipPostalCode: '5022', ShipCountry: 'Venezuela', Freight: 81.91, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10258, CustomerID: 'ERNSH', EmployeeID: 1, OrderDate: new Date(8375418e5),
        ShipName: 'Ernst Handel', ShipCity: 'Graz', ShipAddress: 'Kirchgasse 6',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '8010', ShipCountry: 'Austria', Freight: 140.51, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10259, CustomerID: 'CENTC', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8376282e5),
        ShipName: 'Centro comercial Moctezuma', ShipCity: 'México D.F.', ShipAddress: 'Sierras de Granada 9993',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '05022', ShipCountry: 'Mexico', Freight: 3.25, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10260, CustomerID: 'OTTIK', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8377146e5),
        ShipName: 'Ottilies Käseladen', ShipCity: 'Köln', ShipAddress: 'Mehrheimerstr. 369',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '50739', ShipCountry: 'Germany', Freight: 55.09, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10261, CustomerID: 'QUEDE', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8377146e5),
        ShipName: 'Que Delícia', ShipCity: 'Rio de Janeiro', ShipAddress: 'Rua da Panificadora, 12',
        ShipRegion: 'RJ', ShipPostalCode: '02389-673', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 3.05, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10262, CustomerID: 'RATTC', EmployeeID: 8, OrderDate: new Date(8379738e5),
        ShipName: 'Rattlesnake Canyon Grocery', ShipCity: 'Albuquerque', ShipAddress: '2817 Milton Dr.',
        ShipRegion: 'NM', ShipPostalCode: '87110', ShipCountry: 'USA', Freight: 48.29, Verified: !0
    }];

export let sdata: Object[] = [
    {
        OrderID: 10248, CustomerID: 'VINET', EmployeeID: 5, OrderDate: new Date(8364186e5),
        ShipName: 'Vins et alcools Chevalier', ShipCity: 'Reims', ShipAddress: '59 rue de l Abbaye',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '51100', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 32.38, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10249, CustomerID: 'TOMSP', EmployeeID: 6, OrderDate: new Date(836505e6),
        ShipName: 'Toms Spezialitäten', ShipCity: 'Münster', ShipAddress: 'Luisenstr. 48',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '44087', ShipCountry: 'Germany', Freight: 11.61, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10250, CustomerID: 'HANAR', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8367642e5),
        ShipName: 'Hanari Carnes', ShipCity: 'Rio de Janeiro', ShipAddress: 'Rua do Paço, 67',
        ShipRegion: 'RJ', ShipPostalCode: '05454-876', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 65.83, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10251, CustomerID: 'VICTE', EmployeeID: 3, OrderDate: new Date(8367642e5),
        ShipName: 'Victuailles en stock', ShipCity: 'Lyon', ShipAddress: '2, rue du Commerce',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '69004', ShipCountry: 'France', Freight: 41.34, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10252, CustomerID: 'SUPRD', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8368506e5),
        ShipName: 'Suprêmes délices', ShipCity: 'Charleroi', ShipAddress: 'Boulevard Tirou, 255',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: 'B-6000', ShipCountry: 'Belgium', Freight: 51.3, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10253, CustomerID: 'HANAR', EmployeeID: 3, OrderDate: new Date(836937e6),
        ShipName: 'Hanari Carnes', ShipCity: 'Rio de Janeiro', ShipAddress: 'Rua do Paço, 67',
        ShipRegion: 'RJ', ShipPostalCode: '05454-876', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 58.17, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10254, CustomerID: 'CHOPS', EmployeeID: 5, OrderDate: new Date(8370234e5),
        ShipName: 'Chop-suey Chinese', ShipCity: 'Bern', ShipAddress: 'Hauptstr. 31',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '3012', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 22.98, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10255, CustomerID: 'RICSU', EmployeeID: 9, OrderDate: new Date(8371098e5),
        ShipName: 'Richter Supermarkt', ShipCity: 'Genève', ShipAddress: 'Starenweg 5',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '1204', ShipCountry: 'Switzerland', Freight: 148.33, Verified: !0
    }];

Multi-column sorting

You can sort more than one column in a Grid. To sort multiple columns, press and hold the CTRL key and click the column header. The sorting order will be displayed in the header while performing multi-column sorting.

To clear sorting for a particular column, press the Shift + mouse left click.

The allowSorting must be true while enabling multi-column sort. Set allowMultiSorting property as false to disable multi-column sorting.

Source
Preview
App.tsx
datasource.tsx
import { ColumnDirective, ColumnsDirective, GridComponent, Inject, Sort } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-grids';
import * as React from 'react';
import { data } from './datasource';

export default class App extends React.Component<{}, {}>{
  public render() {
    return <GridComponent dataSource={data} allowSorting={true} allowMultiSorting={true} height={270}>
        <ColumnsDirective>
            <ColumnDirective field='OrderID' width='100' textAlign="Right"/>
            <ColumnDirective field='CustomerID' width='100'/>
            <ColumnDirective field='EmployeeID' width='100' textAlign="Right"/>
            <ColumnDirective field='Freight' width='100' format="C2" textAlign="Right"/>
            <ColumnDirective field='ShipCountry' width='100'/>
        </ColumnsDirective>
        <Inject services={[Sort]} />
    </GridComponent>
  }
};
export let employeeData: Object[] = [{
    'EmployeeID': 1,
    'LastName': 'Davolio',
    'FirstName': 'Nancy',
    'Title': 'Sales Representative',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Ms.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-664743600000),
    'HireDate': new Date(704692800000),
    'Address': '507 - 20th Ave. E.\r\nApt. 2A',
    'City': 'Seattle',
    'Region': 'WA',
    'PostalCode': '98122',
    'Country': 'USA',
    'HomePhone': '(206) 555-9857',
    'Extension': '5467',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Education includes a BA in psychology from Colorado State University in 1970.  She also completed\
    \'The Art of the Cold Call.\'  Nancy is a member of Toastmasters International.',
    'ReportsTo': 2,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/davolio.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 2,
    'LastName': 'Fuller',
    'FirstName': 'Andrew',
    'Title': 'Vice President, Sales',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Dr.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-563828400000),
    'HireDate': new Date(713764800000),
    'Address': '908 W. Capital Way',
    'City': 'Tacoma',
    'Region': 'WA',
    'PostalCode': '98401',
    'Country': 'USA',
    'HomePhone': '(206) 555-9482',
    'Extension': '3457',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Andrew received his BTS commercial in 1974 and a Ph.D. in international marketing from the University of \
    Dallas in 1981.  He is fluent in French and Italian and reads German.  He joined the company as a sales representative, \
    was promoted to sales manager in January 1992 and to vice president of sales in March 1993.  Andrew is a member of the \
    Sales Management Roundtable, the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, and the Pacific Rim Importers Association.',
    'ReportsTo': 0,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/fuller.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 3,
    'LastName': 'Leverling',
    'FirstName': 'Janet',
    'Title': 'Sales Representative',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Ms.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-200088000000),
    'HireDate': new Date(702104400000),
    'Address': '722 Moss Bay Blvd.',
    'City': 'Kirkland',
    'Region': 'WA',
    'PostalCode': '98033',
    'Country': 'USA',
    'HomePhone': '(206) 555-3412',
    'Extension': '3355',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21722 },

    'Notes': 'Janet has a BS degree in chemistry from Boston College (1984). \
     She has also completed a certificate program in food retailing management.\
     Janet was hired as a sales associate in 1991 and promoted to sales representative in February 1992.',
    'ReportsTo': 2,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/leverling.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 4,
    'LastName': 'Peacock',
    'FirstName': 'Margaret',
    'Title': 'Sales Representative',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Mrs.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-1018814400000),
    'HireDate': new Date(736401600000),
    'Address': '4110 Old Redmond Rd.',
    'City': 'Redmond',
    'Region': 'WA',
    'PostalCode': '98052',
    'Country': 'USA',
    'HomePhone': '(206) 555-8122',
    'Extension': '5176',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Margaret holds a BA in English literature from Concordia College (1958) and an MA from the American \
    Institute of Culinary Arts (1966).  She was assigned to the London office temporarily from July through November 1992.',
    'ReportsTo': 2,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/peacock.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 5,
    'LastName': 'Buchanan',
    'FirstName': 'Steven',
    'Title': 'Sales Manager',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Mr.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-468010800000),
    'HireDate': new Date(750830400000),
    'Address': '14 Garrett Hill',
    'City': 'London',
    'Region': null,
    'PostalCode':
    'SW1 8JR',
    'Country': 'UK',
    'HomePhone': '(71) 555-4848',
    'Extension': '3453',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Steven Buchanan graduated from St. Andrews University, Scotland, with a BSC degree in 1976.  Upon joining the company as \
    a sales representative in 1992, he spent 6 months in an orientation program at the Seattle office and then returned to his permanent \
    post in London.  He was promoted to sales manager in March 1993.  Mr. Buchanan has completed the courses \'Successful \
    Telemarketing\' and \'International Sales Management.\'  He is fluent in French.',
    'ReportsTo': 2,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/buchanan.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 6,
    'LastName': 'Suyama',
    'FirstName': 'Michael',
    'Title': 'Sales Representative',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Mr.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-205185600000),
    'HireDate': new Date(750830400000),
    'Address': 'Coventry House\r\nMiner Rd.',
    'City': 'London',
    'Region': null,
    'PostalCode': 'EC2 7JR',
    'Country': 'UK',
    'HomePhone': '(71) 555-7773',
    'Extension': '428',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Michael is a graduate of Sussex University (MA, economics, 1983) and the University of California at Los Angeles \
    (MBA, marketing, 1986).  He has also taken the courses \'Multi-Cultural Selling\' and \'Time Management for the Sales Professional.\'  \
    He is fluent in Japanese and can read and write French, Portuguese, and Spanish.',
    'ReportsTo': 5,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/davolio.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 7,
    'LastName': 'King',
    'FirstName': 'Robert',
    'Title': 'Sales Representative',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Mr.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-302731200000),
    'HireDate': new Date(757486800000),
    'Address': 'Edgeham Hollow\r\nWinchester Way',
    'City': 'London',
    'Region': null,
    'PostalCode': 'RG1 9SP',
    'Country': 'UK',
    'HomePhone': '(71) 555-5598',
    'Extension': '465',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Robert King served in the Peace Corps and traveled extensively before completing his degree in English at the \
    University of Michigan in 1992, the year he joined the company.  After completing a course entitled \'Selling in Europe,\' \
    he was transferred to the London office in March 1993.',
    'ReportsTo': 5,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/davolio.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 8,
    'LastName': 'Callahan',
    'FirstName': 'Laura',
    'Title': 'Inside Sales Coordinator',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Ms.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-377982000000),
    'HireDate': new Date(762843600000),
    'Address': '4726 - 11th Ave. N.E.',
    'City': 'Seattle',
    'Region': 'WA',
    'PostalCode': '98105',
    'Country': 'USA',
    'HomePhone': '(206) 555-1189',
    'Extension': '2344',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Laura received a BA in psychology from the University of Washington.  She has also completed a course in business \
    French.  She reads and writes French.',
    'ReportsTo': 2,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/davolio.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 9,
    'LastName': 'Dodsworth',
    'FirstName': 'Anne',
    'Title': 'Sales Representative',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Ms.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-123966000000),
    'HireDate': new Date(784875600000),
    'Address': '7 Houndstooth Rd.',
    'City': 'London',
    'Region': null,
    'PostalCode': 'WG2 7LT',
    'Country': 'UK',
    'HomePhone': '(71) 555-4444',
    'Extension': '452',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Anne has a BA degree in English from St. Lawrence College.  She is fluent in French and German.',
    'ReportsTo': 5,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/davolio.bmp'
}];


export let data: Object[] = [
    {
        OrderID: 10248, CustomerID: 'VINET', EmployeeID: 5, OrderDate: new Date(8364186e5),
        ShipName: 'Vins et alcools Chevalier', ShipCity: 'Reims', ShipAddress: '59 rue de l Abbaye',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '51100', ShipCountry: 'France', Freight: 32.38, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10249, CustomerID: 'TOMSP', EmployeeID: 6, OrderDate: new Date(836505e6),
        ShipName: 'Toms Spezialitäten', ShipCity: 'Münster', ShipAddress: 'Luisenstr. 48',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '44087', ShipCountry: 'Germany', Freight: 11.61, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10250, CustomerID: 'HANAR', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8367642e5),
        ShipName: 'Hanari Carnes', ShipCity: 'Rio de Janeiro', ShipAddress: 'Rua do Paço, 67',
        ShipRegion: 'RJ', ShipPostalCode: '05454-876', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 65.83, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10251, CustomerID: 'VICTE', EmployeeID: 3, OrderDate: new Date(8367642e5),
        ShipName: 'Victuailles en stock', ShipCity: 'Lyon', ShipAddress: '2, rue du Commerce',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '69004', ShipCountry: 'France', Freight: 41.34, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10252, CustomerID: 'SUPRD', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8368506e5),
        ShipName: 'Suprêmes délices', ShipCity: 'Charleroi', ShipAddress: 'Boulevard Tirou, 255',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: 'B-6000', ShipCountry: 'Belgium', Freight: 51.3, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10253, CustomerID: 'HANAR', EmployeeID: 3, OrderDate: new Date(836937e6),
        ShipName: 'Hanari Carnes', ShipCity: 'Rio de Janeiro', ShipAddress: 'Rua do Paço, 67',
        ShipRegion: 'RJ', ShipPostalCode: '05454-876', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 58.17, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10254, CustomerID: 'CHOPS', EmployeeID: 5, OrderDate: new Date(8370234e5),
        ShipName: 'Chop-suey Chinese', ShipCity: 'Bern', ShipAddress: 'Hauptstr. 31',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '3012', ShipCountry: 'Switzerland', Freight: 22.98, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10255, CustomerID: 'RICSU', EmployeeID: 9, OrderDate: new Date(8371098e5),
        ShipName: 'Richter Supermarkt', ShipCity: 'Genève', ShipAddress: 'Starenweg 5',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '1204', ShipCountry: 'Switzerland', Freight: 148.33, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10256, CustomerID: 'WELLI', EmployeeID: 3, OrderDate: new Date(837369e6),
        ShipName: 'Wellington Importadora', ShipCity: 'Resende', ShipAddress: 'Rua do Mercado, 12',
        ShipRegion: 'SP', ShipPostalCode: '08737-363', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 13.97, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10257, CustomerID: 'HILAA', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8374554e5),
        ShipName: 'HILARION-Abastos', ShipCity: 'San Cristóbal', ShipAddress: 'Carrera 22 con Ave. Carlos Soublette #8-35',
        ShipRegion: 'Táchira', ShipPostalCode: '5022', ShipCountry: 'Venezuela', Freight: 81.91, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10258, CustomerID: 'ERNSH', EmployeeID: 1, OrderDate: new Date(8375418e5),
        ShipName: 'Ernst Handel', ShipCity: 'Graz', ShipAddress: 'Kirchgasse 6',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '8010', ShipCountry: 'Austria', Freight: 140.51, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10259, CustomerID: 'CENTC', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8376282e5),
        ShipName: 'Centro comercial Moctezuma', ShipCity: 'México D.F.', ShipAddress: 'Sierras de Granada 9993',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '05022', ShipCountry: 'Mexico', Freight: 3.25, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10260, CustomerID: 'OTTIK', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8377146e5),
        ShipName: 'Ottilies Käseladen', ShipCity: 'Köln', ShipAddress: 'Mehrheimerstr. 369',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '50739', ShipCountry: 'Germany', Freight: 55.09, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10261, CustomerID: 'QUEDE', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8377146e5),
        ShipName: 'Que Delícia', ShipCity: 'Rio de Janeiro', ShipAddress: 'Rua da Panificadora, 12',
        ShipRegion: 'RJ', ShipPostalCode: '02389-673', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 3.05, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10262, CustomerID: 'RATTC', EmployeeID: 8, OrderDate: new Date(8379738e5),
        ShipName: 'Rattlesnake Canyon Grocery', ShipCity: 'Albuquerque', ShipAddress: '2817 Milton Dr.',
        ShipRegion: 'NM', ShipPostalCode: '87110', ShipCountry: 'USA', Freight: 48.29, Verified: !0
    }];

export let sdata: Object[] = [
    {
        OrderID: 10248, CustomerID: 'VINET', EmployeeID: 5, OrderDate: new Date(8364186e5),
        ShipName: 'Vins et alcools Chevalier', ShipCity: 'Reims', ShipAddress: '59 rue de l Abbaye',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '51100', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 32.38, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10249, CustomerID: 'TOMSP', EmployeeID: 6, OrderDate: new Date(836505e6),
        ShipName: 'Toms Spezialitäten', ShipCity: 'Münster', ShipAddress: 'Luisenstr. 48',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '44087', ShipCountry: 'Germany', Freight: 11.61, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10250, CustomerID: 'HANAR', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8367642e5),
        ShipName: 'Hanari Carnes', ShipCity: 'Rio de Janeiro', ShipAddress: 'Rua do Paço, 67',
        ShipRegion: 'RJ', ShipPostalCode: '05454-876', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 65.83, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10251, CustomerID: 'VICTE', EmployeeID: 3, OrderDate: new Date(8367642e5),
        ShipName: 'Victuailles en stock', ShipCity: 'Lyon', ShipAddress: '2, rue du Commerce',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '69004', ShipCountry: 'France', Freight: 41.34, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10252, CustomerID: 'SUPRD', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8368506e5),
        ShipName: 'Suprêmes délices', ShipCity: 'Charleroi', ShipAddress: 'Boulevard Tirou, 255',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: 'B-6000', ShipCountry: 'Belgium', Freight: 51.3, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10253, CustomerID: 'HANAR', EmployeeID: 3, OrderDate: new Date(836937e6),
        ShipName: 'Hanari Carnes', ShipCity: 'Rio de Janeiro', ShipAddress: 'Rua do Paço, 67',
        ShipRegion: 'RJ', ShipPostalCode: '05454-876', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 58.17, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10254, CustomerID: 'CHOPS', EmployeeID: 5, OrderDate: new Date(8370234e5),
        ShipName: 'Chop-suey Chinese', ShipCity: 'Bern', ShipAddress: 'Hauptstr. 31',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '3012', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 22.98, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10255, CustomerID: 'RICSU', EmployeeID: 9, OrderDate: new Date(8371098e5),
        ShipName: 'Richter Supermarkt', ShipCity: 'Genève', ShipAddress: 'Starenweg 5',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '1204', ShipCountry: 'Switzerland', Freight: 148.33, Verified: !0
    }];

Sort order

By default, the sorting order will be as ascending -> descending -> none.

When first click a column header it sorts the column in ascending. Again click the same column header, it will sort the column in descending. A repetitive third click on the same column header will clear the sorting.

Sort foreign key column based on Text

For local data in Grid, sorting will be performed based on the foreignKeyValue.

For remote data in Grid, sorting will be performed based on the foreignKeyField, we need to handle the sorting operation at the server side.

import { DataManager, ODataV4Adaptor } from '@syncfusion/ej2-data';
import { ColumnDirective, ColumnsDirective, ForeignKey, GridComponent, Inject, Sort } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-grids';
import * as React from 'react';

export default class App extends React.Component<{}, {}>{
    public data = new DataManager({
        adaptor: new ODataV4Adaptor,
        url:'/OData/Items'
    });
    public employeeData = new DataManager({
        adaptor: new ODataV4Adaptor,
        url:'/OData/Brands'
    });
    public render() {
        return <GridComponent dataSource={this.data} height={315}>
            <ColumnsDirective>
                <ColumnDirective field='OrderID' headerText='Order ID' width='100' textAlign="Right"/>
                <ColumnDirective field='EmployeeID' foreignKeyValue='FirstName'
                    foreignKeyField='EmployeeID' dataSource={this.employeeData}  headerText='Employee Name' width='150'/>
                <ColumnDirective field='Freight' headerText='Freight' width='80' textAlign="Right" format='C2'/>
                <ColumnDirective field='ShipCountry' headerText='Ship Country' width='100' />
            </ColumnsDirective>
            <Inject services={[ForeignKey,Sort]} />
        </GridComponent>
    }
};

The following code example describes the handling of sorting operation at the server side.

    public class ItemsController : ODataController
    {
        [EnableQuery]
        public IQueryable<Item> Get()
        {
            List<Item> GridData = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<Item[]>(Properties.Resources.ItemsJson).AsQueryable().ToList();
            List<Brand> empData = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<Brand[]>(Properties.Resources.BrandsJson).AsQueryable().ToList();
            var queryString = HttpContext.Current.Request.QueryString;
            var allUrlKeyValues = ControllerContext.Request.GetQueryNameValuePairs();
            string key = allUrlKeyValues.LastOrDefault(x => x.Key == "$orderby").Value;
            if (key != null)
            {
                if (key == "EmployeeID") {
                    GridData = SortFor(key); //Only for foreignKey Column ascending
                }
                else if(key == "EmployeeID desc") {
                    GridData = SortFor(key); //Only for foreignKey Column descending
                }
            }
            var count = GridData.Count();
            var data = GridData.AsQueryable();
            return data;
        }

        public List<Item> SortFor(String Sorted)
        {
            List<Item> GridData = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<Item[]>(Properties.Resources.ItemsJson).AsQueryable().ToList();
            List<Brand> empData = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<Brand[]>(Properties.Resources.BrandsJson).AsQueryable().ToList();
            if (Sorted == "EmployeeID") //check whether ascending or descending
                empData = empData.OrderBy(e => e.FirstName).ToList();
            else if(Sorted == "EmployeeID desc")
                empData = empData.OrderByDescending(e => e.FirstName).ToList();
            List<Item> or = new List<Item>();
            for (int i = 0; i < empData.Count(); i++) {
                //Select the Field matching records
                IEnumerable<Item> list = GridData.Where(pred => pred.EmployeeID == empData[i].EmployeeID).ToList();
                or.AddRange(list);
            }
            return or;
        }
    }

Sorting Events

During the sort action, the Grid component triggers two events. actionBegin event triggers before the sort action starts, and actionComplete event triggers after the sort action complete. Using these events you can perform the needed actions.

Source
Preview
App.tsx
datasource.tsx
import { ActionEventArgs, ColumnDirective, ColumnsDirective, GridComponent, Inject, Sort } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-grids';
import * as React from 'react';
import { data } from './datasource';

export default class App extends React.Component<{}, {}>{
  public actionHandler (args: ActionEventArgs) {
      /** Custom Action */
      alert(args.requestType + ' ' + args.type);
  }
  public render() {
      return <GridComponent dataSource={data} allowSorting={true} height={315} actionBegin={this.actionHandler}
          actionComplete={this.actionHandler}>
          <ColumnsDirective>
              <ColumnDirective field='OrderID' width='100' textAlign="Right"/>
              <ColumnDirective field='CustomerID' width='100'/>
              <ColumnDirective field='EmployeeID' width='100' textAlign="Right"/>
              <ColumnDirective field='Freight' width='100' format="C2" textAlign="Right"/>
              <ColumnDirective field='ShipCountry' width='100'/>
          </ColumnsDirective>
          <Inject services={[Sort]} />
      </GridComponent>
  }
};
export let employeeData: Object[] = [{
    'EmployeeID': 1,
    'LastName': 'Davolio',
    'FirstName': 'Nancy',
    'Title': 'Sales Representative',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Ms.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-664743600000),
    'HireDate': new Date(704692800000),
    'Address': '507 - 20th Ave. E.\r\nApt. 2A',
    'City': 'Seattle',
    'Region': 'WA',
    'PostalCode': '98122',
    'Country': 'USA',
    'HomePhone': '(206) 555-9857',
    'Extension': '5467',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Education includes a BA in psychology from Colorado State University in 1970.  She also completed\
    \'The Art of the Cold Call.\'  Nancy is a member of Toastmasters International.',
    'ReportsTo': 2,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/davolio.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 2,
    'LastName': 'Fuller',
    'FirstName': 'Andrew',
    'Title': 'Vice President, Sales',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Dr.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-563828400000),
    'HireDate': new Date(713764800000),
    'Address': '908 W. Capital Way',
    'City': 'Tacoma',
    'Region': 'WA',
    'PostalCode': '98401',
    'Country': 'USA',
    'HomePhone': '(206) 555-9482',
    'Extension': '3457',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Andrew received his BTS commercial in 1974 and a Ph.D. in international marketing from the University of \
    Dallas in 1981.  He is fluent in French and Italian and reads German.  He joined the company as a sales representative, \
    was promoted to sales manager in January 1992 and to vice president of sales in March 1993.  Andrew is a member of the \
    Sales Management Roundtable, the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, and the Pacific Rim Importers Association.',
    'ReportsTo': 0,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/fuller.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 3,
    'LastName': 'Leverling',
    'FirstName': 'Janet',
    'Title': 'Sales Representative',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Ms.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-200088000000),
    'HireDate': new Date(702104400000),
    'Address': '722 Moss Bay Blvd.',
    'City': 'Kirkland',
    'Region': 'WA',
    'PostalCode': '98033',
    'Country': 'USA',
    'HomePhone': '(206) 555-3412',
    'Extension': '3355',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21722 },

    'Notes': 'Janet has a BS degree in chemistry from Boston College (1984). \
     She has also completed a certificate program in food retailing management.\
     Janet was hired as a sales associate in 1991 and promoted to sales representative in February 1992.',
    'ReportsTo': 2,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/leverling.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 4,
    'LastName': 'Peacock',
    'FirstName': 'Margaret',
    'Title': 'Sales Representative',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Mrs.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-1018814400000),
    'HireDate': new Date(736401600000),
    'Address': '4110 Old Redmond Rd.',
    'City': 'Redmond',
    'Region': 'WA',
    'PostalCode': '98052',
    'Country': 'USA',
    'HomePhone': '(206) 555-8122',
    'Extension': '5176',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Margaret holds a BA in English literature from Concordia College (1958) and an MA from the American \
    Institute of Culinary Arts (1966).  She was assigned to the London office temporarily from July through November 1992.',
    'ReportsTo': 2,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/peacock.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 5,
    'LastName': 'Buchanan',
    'FirstName': 'Steven',
    'Title': 'Sales Manager',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Mr.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-468010800000),
    'HireDate': new Date(750830400000),
    'Address': '14 Garrett Hill',
    'City': 'London',
    'Region': null,
    'PostalCode':
    'SW1 8JR',
    'Country': 'UK',
    'HomePhone': '(71) 555-4848',
    'Extension': '3453',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Steven Buchanan graduated from St. Andrews University, Scotland, with a BSC degree in 1976.  Upon joining the company as \
    a sales representative in 1992, he spent 6 months in an orientation program at the Seattle office and then returned to his permanent \
    post in London.  He was promoted to sales manager in March 1993.  Mr. Buchanan has completed the courses \'Successful \
    Telemarketing\' and \'International Sales Management.\'  He is fluent in French.',
    'ReportsTo': 2,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/buchanan.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 6,
    'LastName': 'Suyama',
    'FirstName': 'Michael',
    'Title': 'Sales Representative',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Mr.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-205185600000),
    'HireDate': new Date(750830400000),
    'Address': 'Coventry House\r\nMiner Rd.',
    'City': 'London',
    'Region': null,
    'PostalCode': 'EC2 7JR',
    'Country': 'UK',
    'HomePhone': '(71) 555-7773',
    'Extension': '428',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Michael is a graduate of Sussex University (MA, economics, 1983) and the University of California at Los Angeles \
    (MBA, marketing, 1986).  He has also taken the courses \'Multi-Cultural Selling\' and \'Time Management for the Sales Professional.\'  \
    He is fluent in Japanese and can read and write French, Portuguese, and Spanish.',
    'ReportsTo': 5,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/davolio.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 7,
    'LastName': 'King',
    'FirstName': 'Robert',
    'Title': 'Sales Representative',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Mr.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-302731200000),
    'HireDate': new Date(757486800000),
    'Address': 'Edgeham Hollow\r\nWinchester Way',
    'City': 'London',
    'Region': null,
    'PostalCode': 'RG1 9SP',
    'Country': 'UK',
    'HomePhone': '(71) 555-5598',
    'Extension': '465',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Robert King served in the Peace Corps and traveled extensively before completing his degree in English at the \
    University of Michigan in 1992, the year he joined the company.  After completing a course entitled \'Selling in Europe,\' \
    he was transferred to the London office in March 1993.',
    'ReportsTo': 5,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/davolio.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 8,
    'LastName': 'Callahan',
    'FirstName': 'Laura',
    'Title': 'Inside Sales Coordinator',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Ms.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-377982000000),
    'HireDate': new Date(762843600000),
    'Address': '4726 - 11th Ave. N.E.',
    'City': 'Seattle',
    'Region': 'WA',
    'PostalCode': '98105',
    'Country': 'USA',
    'HomePhone': '(206) 555-1189',
    'Extension': '2344',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Laura received a BA in psychology from the University of Washington.  She has also completed a course in business \
    French.  She reads and writes French.',
    'ReportsTo': 2,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/davolio.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 9,
    'LastName': 'Dodsworth',
    'FirstName': 'Anne',
    'Title': 'Sales Representative',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Ms.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-123966000000),
    'HireDate': new Date(784875600000),
    'Address': '7 Houndstooth Rd.',
    'City': 'London',
    'Region': null,
    'PostalCode': 'WG2 7LT',
    'Country': 'UK',
    'HomePhone': '(71) 555-4444',
    'Extension': '452',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Anne has a BA degree in English from St. Lawrence College.  She is fluent in French and German.',
    'ReportsTo': 5,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/davolio.bmp'
}];


export let data: Object[] = [
    {
        OrderID: 10248, CustomerID: 'VINET', EmployeeID: 5, OrderDate: new Date(8364186e5),
        ShipName: 'Vins et alcools Chevalier', ShipCity: 'Reims', ShipAddress: '59 rue de l Abbaye',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '51100', ShipCountry: 'France', Freight: 32.38, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10249, CustomerID: 'TOMSP', EmployeeID: 6, OrderDate: new Date(836505e6),
        ShipName: 'Toms Spezialitäten', ShipCity: 'Münster', ShipAddress: 'Luisenstr. 48',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '44087', ShipCountry: 'Germany', Freight: 11.61, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10250, CustomerID: 'HANAR', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8367642e5),
        ShipName: 'Hanari Carnes', ShipCity: 'Rio de Janeiro', ShipAddress: 'Rua do Paço, 67',
        ShipRegion: 'RJ', ShipPostalCode: '05454-876', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 65.83, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10251, CustomerID: 'VICTE', EmployeeID: 3, OrderDate: new Date(8367642e5),
        ShipName: 'Victuailles en stock', ShipCity: 'Lyon', ShipAddress: '2, rue du Commerce',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '69004', ShipCountry: 'France', Freight: 41.34, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10252, CustomerID: 'SUPRD', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8368506e5),
        ShipName: 'Suprêmes délices', ShipCity: 'Charleroi', ShipAddress: 'Boulevard Tirou, 255',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: 'B-6000', ShipCountry: 'Belgium', Freight: 51.3, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10253, CustomerID: 'HANAR', EmployeeID: 3, OrderDate: new Date(836937e6),
        ShipName: 'Hanari Carnes', ShipCity: 'Rio de Janeiro', ShipAddress: 'Rua do Paço, 67',
        ShipRegion: 'RJ', ShipPostalCode: '05454-876', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 58.17, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10254, CustomerID: 'CHOPS', EmployeeID: 5, OrderDate: new Date(8370234e5),
        ShipName: 'Chop-suey Chinese', ShipCity: 'Bern', ShipAddress: 'Hauptstr. 31',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '3012', ShipCountry: 'Switzerland', Freight: 22.98, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10255, CustomerID: 'RICSU', EmployeeID: 9, OrderDate: new Date(8371098e5),
        ShipName: 'Richter Supermarkt', ShipCity: 'Genève', ShipAddress: 'Starenweg 5',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '1204', ShipCountry: 'Switzerland', Freight: 148.33, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10256, CustomerID: 'WELLI', EmployeeID: 3, OrderDate: new Date(837369e6),
        ShipName: 'Wellington Importadora', ShipCity: 'Resende', ShipAddress: 'Rua do Mercado, 12',
        ShipRegion: 'SP', ShipPostalCode: '08737-363', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 13.97, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10257, CustomerID: 'HILAA', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8374554e5),
        ShipName: 'HILARION-Abastos', ShipCity: 'San Cristóbal', ShipAddress: 'Carrera 22 con Ave. Carlos Soublette #8-35',
        ShipRegion: 'Táchira', ShipPostalCode: '5022', ShipCountry: 'Venezuela', Freight: 81.91, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10258, CustomerID: 'ERNSH', EmployeeID: 1, OrderDate: new Date(8375418e5),
        ShipName: 'Ernst Handel', ShipCity: 'Graz', ShipAddress: 'Kirchgasse 6',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '8010', ShipCountry: 'Austria', Freight: 140.51, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10259, CustomerID: 'CENTC', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8376282e5),
        ShipName: 'Centro comercial Moctezuma', ShipCity: 'México D.F.', ShipAddress: 'Sierras de Granada 9993',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '05022', ShipCountry: 'Mexico', Freight: 3.25, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10260, CustomerID: 'OTTIK', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8377146e5),
        ShipName: 'Ottilies Käseladen', ShipCity: 'Köln', ShipAddress: 'Mehrheimerstr. 369',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '50739', ShipCountry: 'Germany', Freight: 55.09, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10261, CustomerID: 'QUEDE', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8377146e5),
        ShipName: 'Que Delícia', ShipCity: 'Rio de Janeiro', ShipAddress: 'Rua da Panificadora, 12',
        ShipRegion: 'RJ', ShipPostalCode: '02389-673', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 3.05, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10262, CustomerID: 'RATTC', EmployeeID: 8, OrderDate: new Date(8379738e5),
        ShipName: 'Rattlesnake Canyon Grocery', ShipCity: 'Albuquerque', ShipAddress: '2817 Milton Dr.',
        ShipRegion: 'NM', ShipPostalCode: '87110', ShipCountry: 'USA', Freight: 48.29, Verified: !0
    }];

export let sdata: Object[] = [
    {
        OrderID: 10248, CustomerID: 'VINET', EmployeeID: 5, OrderDate: new Date(8364186e5),
        ShipName: 'Vins et alcools Chevalier', ShipCity: 'Reims', ShipAddress: '59 rue de l Abbaye',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '51100', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 32.38, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10249, CustomerID: 'TOMSP', EmployeeID: 6, OrderDate: new Date(836505e6),
        ShipName: 'Toms Spezialitäten', ShipCity: 'Münster', ShipAddress: 'Luisenstr. 48',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '44087', ShipCountry: 'Germany', Freight: 11.61, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10250, CustomerID: 'HANAR', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8367642e5),
        ShipName: 'Hanari Carnes', ShipCity: 'Rio de Janeiro', ShipAddress: 'Rua do Paço, 67',
        ShipRegion: 'RJ', ShipPostalCode: '05454-876', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 65.83, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10251, CustomerID: 'VICTE', EmployeeID: 3, OrderDate: new Date(8367642e5),
        ShipName: 'Victuailles en stock', ShipCity: 'Lyon', ShipAddress: '2, rue du Commerce',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '69004', ShipCountry: 'France', Freight: 41.34, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10252, CustomerID: 'SUPRD', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8368506e5),
        ShipName: 'Suprêmes délices', ShipCity: 'Charleroi', ShipAddress: 'Boulevard Tirou, 255',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: 'B-6000', ShipCountry: 'Belgium', Freight: 51.3, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10253, CustomerID: 'HANAR', EmployeeID: 3, OrderDate: new Date(836937e6),
        ShipName: 'Hanari Carnes', ShipCity: 'Rio de Janeiro', ShipAddress: 'Rua do Paço, 67',
        ShipRegion: 'RJ', ShipPostalCode: '05454-876', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 58.17, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10254, CustomerID: 'CHOPS', EmployeeID: 5, OrderDate: new Date(8370234e5),
        ShipName: 'Chop-suey Chinese', ShipCity: 'Bern', ShipAddress: 'Hauptstr. 31',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '3012', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 22.98, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10255, CustomerID: 'RICSU', EmployeeID: 9, OrderDate: new Date(8371098e5),
        ShipName: 'Richter Supermarkt', ShipCity: 'Genève', ShipAddress: 'Starenweg 5',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '1204', ShipCountry: 'Switzerland', Freight: 148.33, Verified: !0
    }];

args.requestType retrieves the current action name. For example in sorting, the args.requestType value is sorting.

Custom sort comparer

You can customize the default sort action for a column by defining the column.sortComparer property. The sort comparer function has the same functionality like Array.sort sort comparer.

In the following example, custom sort comparer function was defined in the Customer ID column.

Source
Preview
App.tsx
datasource.tsx
import { ColumnDirective, ColumnsDirective, GridComponent, Inject, Sort } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-grids';
import * as React from 'react';
import { data } from './datasource';

export default class App extends React.Component<{}, {}>{

    /** Custom comparer function */
    public sortComparer(reference: string, comparer:  string) {
        if (reference < comparer) {
            return -1;
        }
        if (reference > comparer) {
            return 1;
        }
        return 0;
    };

    public render() {
        return <GridComponent dataSource={data} height={315} allowSorting={true}>
            <ColumnsDirective>
                <ColumnDirective field='OrderID' headerText='Order ID' width='100' textAlign="Right"/>
                <ColumnDirective field='CustomerID' sortComparer={this.sortComparer} headerText='Customer ID' width='150'/>
                <ColumnDirective field='Freight' headerText='Freight' width='80' textAlign="Right" format='C2'/>
                <ColumnDirective field='ShipCountry' headerText='Ship Country' width='100' />
            </ColumnsDirective>
            <Inject services={[Sort]} />
        </GridComponent>
    }
};
export let employeeData: Object[] = [{
    'EmployeeID': 1,
    'LastName': 'Davolio',
    'FirstName': 'Nancy',
    'Title': 'Sales Representative',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Ms.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-664743600000),
    'HireDate': new Date(704692800000),
    'Address': '507 - 20th Ave. E.\r\nApt. 2A',
    'City': 'Seattle',
    'Region': 'WA',
    'PostalCode': '98122',
    'Country': 'USA',
    'HomePhone': '(206) 555-9857',
    'Extension': '5467',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Education includes a BA in psychology from Colorado State University in 1970.  She also completed\
    \'The Art of the Cold Call.\'  Nancy is a member of Toastmasters International.',
    'ReportsTo': 2,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/davolio.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 2,
    'LastName': 'Fuller',
    'FirstName': 'Andrew',
    'Title': 'Vice President, Sales',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Dr.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-563828400000),
    'HireDate': new Date(713764800000),
    'Address': '908 W. Capital Way',
    'City': 'Tacoma',
    'Region': 'WA',
    'PostalCode': '98401',
    'Country': 'USA',
    'HomePhone': '(206) 555-9482',
    'Extension': '3457',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Andrew received his BTS commercial in 1974 and a Ph.D. in international marketing from the University of \
    Dallas in 1981.  He is fluent in French and Italian and reads German.  He joined the company as a sales representative, \
    was promoted to sales manager in January 1992 and to vice president of sales in March 1993.  Andrew is a member of the \
    Sales Management Roundtable, the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, and the Pacific Rim Importers Association.',
    'ReportsTo': 0,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/fuller.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 3,
    'LastName': 'Leverling',
    'FirstName': 'Janet',
    'Title': 'Sales Representative',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Ms.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-200088000000),
    'HireDate': new Date(702104400000),
    'Address': '722 Moss Bay Blvd.',
    'City': 'Kirkland',
    'Region': 'WA',
    'PostalCode': '98033',
    'Country': 'USA',
    'HomePhone': '(206) 555-3412',
    'Extension': '3355',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21722 },

    'Notes': 'Janet has a BS degree in chemistry from Boston College (1984). \
     She has also completed a certificate program in food retailing management.\
     Janet was hired as a sales associate in 1991 and promoted to sales representative in February 1992.',
    'ReportsTo': 2,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/leverling.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 4,
    'LastName': 'Peacock',
    'FirstName': 'Margaret',
    'Title': 'Sales Representative',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Mrs.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-1018814400000),
    'HireDate': new Date(736401600000),
    'Address': '4110 Old Redmond Rd.',
    'City': 'Redmond',
    'Region': 'WA',
    'PostalCode': '98052',
    'Country': 'USA',
    'HomePhone': '(206) 555-8122',
    'Extension': '5176',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Margaret holds a BA in English literature from Concordia College (1958) and an MA from the American \
    Institute of Culinary Arts (1966).  She was assigned to the London office temporarily from July through November 1992.',
    'ReportsTo': 2,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/peacock.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 5,
    'LastName': 'Buchanan',
    'FirstName': 'Steven',
    'Title': 'Sales Manager',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Mr.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-468010800000),
    'HireDate': new Date(750830400000),
    'Address': '14 Garrett Hill',
    'City': 'London',
    'Region': null,
    'PostalCode':
    'SW1 8JR',
    'Country': 'UK',
    'HomePhone': '(71) 555-4848',
    'Extension': '3453',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Steven Buchanan graduated from St. Andrews University, Scotland, with a BSC degree in 1976.  Upon joining the company as \
    a sales representative in 1992, he spent 6 months in an orientation program at the Seattle office and then returned to his permanent \
    post in London.  He was promoted to sales manager in March 1993.  Mr. Buchanan has completed the courses \'Successful \
    Telemarketing\' and \'International Sales Management.\'  He is fluent in French.',
    'ReportsTo': 2,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/buchanan.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 6,
    'LastName': 'Suyama',
    'FirstName': 'Michael',
    'Title': 'Sales Representative',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Mr.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-205185600000),
    'HireDate': new Date(750830400000),
    'Address': 'Coventry House\r\nMiner Rd.',
    'City': 'London',
    'Region': null,
    'PostalCode': 'EC2 7JR',
    'Country': 'UK',
    'HomePhone': '(71) 555-7773',
    'Extension': '428',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Michael is a graduate of Sussex University (MA, economics, 1983) and the University of California at Los Angeles \
    (MBA, marketing, 1986).  He has also taken the courses \'Multi-Cultural Selling\' and \'Time Management for the Sales Professional.\'  \
    He is fluent in Japanese and can read and write French, Portuguese, and Spanish.',
    'ReportsTo': 5,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/davolio.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 7,
    'LastName': 'King',
    'FirstName': 'Robert',
    'Title': 'Sales Representative',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Mr.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-302731200000),
    'HireDate': new Date(757486800000),
    'Address': 'Edgeham Hollow\r\nWinchester Way',
    'City': 'London',
    'Region': null,
    'PostalCode': 'RG1 9SP',
    'Country': 'UK',
    'HomePhone': '(71) 555-5598',
    'Extension': '465',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Robert King served in the Peace Corps and traveled extensively before completing his degree in English at the \
    University of Michigan in 1992, the year he joined the company.  After completing a course entitled \'Selling in Europe,\' \
    he was transferred to the London office in March 1993.',
    'ReportsTo': 5,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/davolio.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 8,
    'LastName': 'Callahan',
    'FirstName': 'Laura',
    'Title': 'Inside Sales Coordinator',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Ms.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-377982000000),
    'HireDate': new Date(762843600000),
    'Address': '4726 - 11th Ave. N.E.',
    'City': 'Seattle',
    'Region': 'WA',
    'PostalCode': '98105',
    'Country': 'USA',
    'HomePhone': '(206) 555-1189',
    'Extension': '2344',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Laura received a BA in psychology from the University of Washington.  She has also completed a course in business \
    French.  She reads and writes French.',
    'ReportsTo': 2,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/davolio.bmp'
},
{
    'EmployeeID': 9,
    'LastName': 'Dodsworth',
    'FirstName': 'Anne',
    'Title': 'Sales Representative',
    'TitleOfCourtesy': 'Ms.',
    'BirthDate': new Date(-123966000000),
    'HireDate': new Date(784875600000),
    'Address': '7 Houndstooth Rd.',
    'City': 'London',
    'Region': null,
    'PostalCode': 'WG2 7LT',
    'Country': 'UK',
    'HomePhone': '(71) 555-4444',
    'Extension': '452',
    'Photo': { 'Length': 21626 },

    'Notes': 'Anne has a BA degree in English from St. Lawrence College.  She is fluent in French and German.',
    'ReportsTo': 5,
    'PhotoPath': 'http://accweb/emmployees/davolio.bmp'
}];


export let data: Object[] = [
    {
        OrderID: 10248, CustomerID: 'VINET', EmployeeID: 5, OrderDate: new Date(8364186e5),
        ShipName: 'Vins et alcools Chevalier', ShipCity: 'Reims', ShipAddress: '59 rue de l Abbaye',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '51100', ShipCountry: 'France', Freight: 32.38, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10249, CustomerID: 'TOMSP', EmployeeID: 6, OrderDate: new Date(836505e6),
        ShipName: 'Toms Spezialitäten', ShipCity: 'Münster', ShipAddress: 'Luisenstr. 48',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '44087', ShipCountry: 'Germany', Freight: 11.61, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10250, CustomerID: 'HANAR', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8367642e5),
        ShipName: 'Hanari Carnes', ShipCity: 'Rio de Janeiro', ShipAddress: 'Rua do Paço, 67',
        ShipRegion: 'RJ', ShipPostalCode: '05454-876', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 65.83, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10251, CustomerID: 'VICTE', EmployeeID: 3, OrderDate: new Date(8367642e5),
        ShipName: 'Victuailles en stock', ShipCity: 'Lyon', ShipAddress: '2, rue du Commerce',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '69004', ShipCountry: 'France', Freight: 41.34, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10252, CustomerID: 'SUPRD', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8368506e5),
        ShipName: 'Suprêmes délices', ShipCity: 'Charleroi', ShipAddress: 'Boulevard Tirou, 255',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: 'B-6000', ShipCountry: 'Belgium', Freight: 51.3, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10253, CustomerID: 'HANAR', EmployeeID: 3, OrderDate: new Date(836937e6),
        ShipName: 'Hanari Carnes', ShipCity: 'Rio de Janeiro', ShipAddress: 'Rua do Paço, 67',
        ShipRegion: 'RJ', ShipPostalCode: '05454-876', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 58.17, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10254, CustomerID: 'CHOPS', EmployeeID: 5, OrderDate: new Date(8370234e5),
        ShipName: 'Chop-suey Chinese', ShipCity: 'Bern', ShipAddress: 'Hauptstr. 31',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '3012', ShipCountry: 'Switzerland', Freight: 22.98, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10255, CustomerID: 'RICSU', EmployeeID: 9, OrderDate: new Date(8371098e5),
        ShipName: 'Richter Supermarkt', ShipCity: 'Genève', ShipAddress: 'Starenweg 5',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '1204', ShipCountry: 'Switzerland', Freight: 148.33, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10256, CustomerID: 'WELLI', EmployeeID: 3, OrderDate: new Date(837369e6),
        ShipName: 'Wellington Importadora', ShipCity: 'Resende', ShipAddress: 'Rua do Mercado, 12',
        ShipRegion: 'SP', ShipPostalCode: '08737-363', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 13.97, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10257, CustomerID: 'HILAA', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8374554e5),
        ShipName: 'HILARION-Abastos', ShipCity: 'San Cristóbal', ShipAddress: 'Carrera 22 con Ave. Carlos Soublette #8-35',
        ShipRegion: 'Táchira', ShipPostalCode: '5022', ShipCountry: 'Venezuela', Freight: 81.91, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10258, CustomerID: 'ERNSH', EmployeeID: 1, OrderDate: new Date(8375418e5),
        ShipName: 'Ernst Handel', ShipCity: 'Graz', ShipAddress: 'Kirchgasse 6',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '8010', ShipCountry: 'Austria', Freight: 140.51, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10259, CustomerID: 'CENTC', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8376282e5),
        ShipName: 'Centro comercial Moctezuma', ShipCity: 'México D.F.', ShipAddress: 'Sierras de Granada 9993',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '05022', ShipCountry: 'Mexico', Freight: 3.25, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10260, CustomerID: 'OTTIK', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8377146e5),
        ShipName: 'Ottilies Käseladen', ShipCity: 'Köln', ShipAddress: 'Mehrheimerstr. 369',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '50739', ShipCountry: 'Germany', Freight: 55.09, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10261, CustomerID: 'QUEDE', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8377146e5),
        ShipName: 'Que Delícia', ShipCity: 'Rio de Janeiro', ShipAddress: 'Rua da Panificadora, 12',
        ShipRegion: 'RJ', ShipPostalCode: '02389-673', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 3.05, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10262, CustomerID: 'RATTC', EmployeeID: 8, OrderDate: new Date(8379738e5),
        ShipName: 'Rattlesnake Canyon Grocery', ShipCity: 'Albuquerque', ShipAddress: '2817 Milton Dr.',
        ShipRegion: 'NM', ShipPostalCode: '87110', ShipCountry: 'USA', Freight: 48.29, Verified: !0
    }];

export let sdata: Object[] = [
    {
        OrderID: 10248, CustomerID: 'VINET', EmployeeID: 5, OrderDate: new Date(8364186e5),
        ShipName: 'Vins et alcools Chevalier', ShipCity: 'Reims', ShipAddress: '59 rue de l Abbaye',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '51100', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 32.38, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10249, CustomerID: 'TOMSP', EmployeeID: 6, OrderDate: new Date(836505e6),
        ShipName: 'Toms Spezialitäten', ShipCity: 'Münster', ShipAddress: 'Luisenstr. 48',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '44087', ShipCountry: 'Germany', Freight: 11.61, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10250, CustomerID: 'HANAR', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8367642e5),
        ShipName: 'Hanari Carnes', ShipCity: 'Rio de Janeiro', ShipAddress: 'Rua do Paço, 67',
        ShipRegion: 'RJ', ShipPostalCode: '05454-876', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 65.83, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10251, CustomerID: 'VICTE', EmployeeID: 3, OrderDate: new Date(8367642e5),
        ShipName: 'Victuailles en stock', ShipCity: 'Lyon', ShipAddress: '2, rue du Commerce',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '69004', ShipCountry: 'France', Freight: 41.34, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10252, CustomerID: 'SUPRD', EmployeeID: 4, OrderDate: new Date(8368506e5),
        ShipName: 'Suprêmes délices', ShipCity: 'Charleroi', ShipAddress: 'Boulevard Tirou, 255',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: 'B-6000', ShipCountry: 'Belgium', Freight: 51.3, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10253, CustomerID: 'HANAR', EmployeeID: 3, OrderDate: new Date(836937e6),
        ShipName: 'Hanari Carnes', ShipCity: 'Rio de Janeiro', ShipAddress: 'Rua do Paço, 67',
        ShipRegion: 'RJ', ShipPostalCode: '05454-876', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 58.17, Verified: !0
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10254, CustomerID: 'CHOPS', EmployeeID: 5, OrderDate: new Date(8370234e5),
        ShipName: 'Chop-suey Chinese', ShipCity: 'Bern', ShipAddress: 'Hauptstr. 31',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '3012', ShipCountry: 'Brazil', Freight: 22.98, Verified: !1
    },
    {
        OrderID: 10255, CustomerID: 'RICSU', EmployeeID: 9, OrderDate: new Date(8371098e5),
        ShipName: 'Richter Supermarkt', ShipCity: 'Genève', ShipAddress: 'Starenweg 5',
        ShipRegion: 'CJ', ShipPostalCode: '1204', ShipCountry: 'Switzerland', Freight: 148.33, Verified: !0
    }];

The sort comparer function will work only for the local data.

Touch Interaction

When you tap the grid header on touchscreen devices, the selected column header is sorted. A popup Sorting is displayed for multi-column sorting. To sort multiple columns, tap the popupMulti Sorting, and then tap the desired grid headers.

The allowMultiSorting and allowSorting should be true then only the popup will be shown.

The following screenshot shows grid touch sorting.

Touch Interaction