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Virtualization

Grid allows you to load large amount of data without performance degradation.

To use virtualization, you need to inject VirtualScroll module in the provide section.

Row Virtualization

Row virtualization allows you to load and render rows only in content viewport. It is an alternative way of paging in which the data will load while scrolling vertically. To setup the row virtualization, you need to define enableVirtualization as true and content height by height property.

The number of records displayed in the Grid is determined implicitly by height of content area. Also you have an option to define visible number of records by pageSettings.pageSize property. The loaded data will be cached and reused when it is needed for next time.

Source
Preview
app.vue
<template>
    <div id="app">
        <ejs-grid :dataSource='data' height=300 :enableVirtualization=true :pageSettings='options'>
            <e-columns>
                <e-column field='TaskID' headerText='Task ID' textAlign='Right' width=70></e-column>
                <e-column field='Engineer' width=100></e-column>
                <e-column field='Designation' width=100></e-column>
                <e-column field='Estimation' textAlign='Right' width=100></e-column>
                <e-column field='Status' width=100></e-column>
            </e-columns>
        </ejs-grid>
    </div>
</template>
<script>
import Vue from "vue";
import { GridPlugin, VirtualScroll } from "@syncfusion/ej2-vue-grids";

Vue.use(GridPlugin);

let names = ['TOM', 'Hawk', 'Jon', 'Chandler', 'Monica', 'Rachel', 'Phoebe', 'Gunther', 'Ross', 'Geller', 'Joey', 'Bing', 'Tribbiani', 'Janice', 'Bong', 'Perk', 'Green', 'Ken', 'Adams'];
let hours = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10];
let designation = ['Manager', 'Engineer 1', 'Engineer 2', 'Developer', 'Tester'];
let status = ['Completed', 'Open', 'In Progress', 'Review', 'Testing']
let data = (count) => {
    let result = [];
    for (let i = 0; i < count; i++) {
        result.push({
          TaskID: i + 1,
          Engineer: names[Math.round(Math.random() * names.length)] || names[0],
          Designation: designation[Math.round(Math.random() * designation.length)] || designation[0],
          Estimation: hours[Math.round(Math.random() * hours.length)] || hours[0],
          Status: status[Math.round(Math.random() * status.length)] || status[0]
        });
    }
    return result;
};

export default {
  data() {
    return {
      data: data(1000),
      options: { pageSize: 50 }
    };
  },
  provide: {
      grid: [VirtualScroll]
  }
}
</script>
<style>
 @import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-vue-grids/styles/material.css";
</style>

Column Virtualization

Column virtualization allows you to virtualize columns. It will render columns which are in viewport. You can scroll horizontally to view more columns.

To setup the column virtualization, set the enableVirtualization and enableColumnVirtualization properties as true.

Source
Preview
app.vue
<template>
    <div id="app">
        <ejs-grid :dataSource='data' height=300 :enableVirtualization=true :enableColumnVirtualization=true :pageSettings='options'>
            <e-columns>
                <e-column field='FIELD1' headerText='Player Name' width=140></e-column>
                <e-column field='FIELD2' headerText='Year' width=120 textAlign='Right'></e-column>
                <e-column field='FIELD3' headerText='Stint' width=120 textAlign='Right'></e-column>
                <e-column field='FIELD4' headerText='TMID' width=120 textAlign='Right'></e-column>
                <e-column field='FIELD5' headerText='LGID' width=120 textAlign='Right'></e-column>
                <e-column field='FIELD6' headerText='GP' width=120 textAlign='Right'></e-column>
                <e-column field='FIELD7' headerText='GS' width=120 textAlign='Right'></e-column>
                <e-column field='FIELD8' headerText='Minutes' width=120 textAlign='Right'></e-column>
                <e-column field='FIELD9' headerText='Points' width=120 textAlign='Right'></e-column>
                <e-column field='FIELD10' headerText='oRebounds' width=130 textAlign='Right'></e-column>
                <e-column field='FIELD11' headerText='dRebounds' width=130 textAlign='Right'></e-column>
                <e-column field='FIELD12' headerText='Rebounds' width=120 textAlign='Right'></e-column>
                <e-column field='FIELD13' headerText='Assists' width=120 textAlign='Right'></e-column>
                <e-column field='FIELD14' headerText='Steals' width=120 textAlign='Right'></e-column>
                <e-column field='FIELD15' headerText='Blocks' width=120 textAlign='Right'></e-column>
                <e-column field='FIELD16' headerText='Turnovers' width=130 textAlign='Right'></e-column>
                <e-column field='FIELD17' headerText='PF' width=130 textAlign='Right'></e-column>
                <e-column field='FIELD18' headerText='fgAttempted' width=150 textAlign='Right'></e-column>
                <e-column field='FIELD19' headerText='fgMade' width=120 textAlign='Right'></e-column>
                <e-column field='FIELD20' headerText='ftAttempted' width=150 textAlign='Right'></e-column>
                <e-column field='FIELD21' headerText='ftMade' width=120 textAlign='Right'></e-column>
                <e-column field='FIELD22' headerText='ThreeAttempted' width=150 textAlign='Right'></e-column>
                <e-column field='FIELD23' headerText='ThreeMade' width=130 textAlign='Right'></e-column>
                <e-column field='FIELD24' headerText='PostGP' width=120 textAlign='Right'></e-column>
                <e-column field='FIELD25' headerText='PostGS' width=120 textAlign='Right'></e-column>
                <e-column field='FIELD26' headerText='PostMinutes' width=120 textAlign='Right'></e-column>
                <e-column field='FIELD27' headerText='PostPoints' width=130 textAlign='Right'></e-column>
                <e-column field='FIELD28' headerText='PostoRebounds' width=130 textAlign='Right'></e-column>
                <e-column field='FIELD29' headerText='PostdRebounds' width=130 textAlign='Right'></e-column>
                <e-column field='FIELD30' headerText='PostRebounds' width=130 textAlign='Right'></e-column>
            </e-columns>
        </ejs-grid>
    </div>
</template>
<script>
import Vue from "vue";
import { GridPlugin, VirtualScroll } from "@syncfusion/ej2-vue-grids";

Vue.use(GridPlugin);

let virtualData = [];
let names: string[] = ['hardire', 'abramjo01', 'aubucch01', 'Hook', 'Rumpelstiltskin', 'Belle', 'Emma', 'Regina', 'Aurora', 'Elsa', 'Anna', 'Snow White', 'Prince Charming', 'Cora', 'Zelena', 'August', 'Mulan', 'Graham', 'Discord', 'Will', 'Robin Hood', 'Jiminy Cricket', 'Henry', 'Neal', 'Red', 'Aaran', 'Aaren', 'Aarez', 'Aarman', 'Aaron', 'Aaron-James', 'Aarron', 'Aaryan', 'Aaryn', 'Aayan', 'Aazaan', 'Abaan', 'Abbas', 'Abdallah', 'Abdalroof', 'Abdihakim', 'Abdirahman', 'Abdisalam', 'Abdul', 'Abdul-Aziz', 'Abdulbasir', 'Abdulkadir', 'Abdulkarem', 'Abdulkhader', 'Abdullah', 'Abdul-Majeed', 'Abdulmalik', 'Abdul-Rehman', 'Abdur', 'Abdurraheem', 'Abdur-Rahman', 'Abdur-Rehmaan', 'Abel', 'Abhinav', 'Abhisumant', 'Abid', 'Abir', 'Abraham', 'Abu', 'Abubakar', 'Ace', 'Adain', 'Adam', 'Adam-James', 'Addison', 'Addisson', 'Adegbola', 'Adegbolahan', 'Aden', 'Adenn', 'Adie', 'Adil', 'Aditya', 'Adnan', 'Adrian', 'Adrien', 'Aedan', 'Aedin', 'Aedyn', 'Aeron', 'Afonso', 'Ahmad', 'Ahmed', 'Ahmed-Aziz', 'Ahoua', 'Ahtasham', 'Aiadan', 'Aidan', 'Aiden', 'Aiden-Jack', 'Aiden-Vee'];

function dataSource() {
    for (let i = 0; i < 1000; i++) {
        virtualData.push({ 'FIELD1': names[Math.floor(Math.random() * names.length)],
        'FIELD2': 1967 + (i % 10), 'FIELD3': Math.floor(Math.random() * 200),
        'FIELD4': Math.floor(Math.random() * 100), 'FIELD5': Math.floor(Math.random() * 2000), 'FIELD6': Math.floor(Math.random() * 1000), 'FIELD7': Math.floor(Math.random() * 100), 'FIELD8': Math.floor(Math.random() * 10), 'FIELD9': Math.floor(Math.random() * 10), 'FIELD10': Math.floor(Math.random() * 100), 'FIELD11': Math.floor(Math.random() * 100), 'FIELD12': Math.floor(Math.random() * 1000), 'FIELD13': Math.floor(Math.random() * 10), 'FIELD14': Math.floor(Math.random() * 10), 'FIELD15': Math.floor(Math.random() * 1000), 'FIELD16': Math.floor(Math.random() * 200), 'FIELD17': Math.floor(Math.random() * 300), 'FIELD18': Math.floor(Math.random() * 400), 'FIELD19': Math.floor(Math.random() * 500), 'FIELD20': Math.floor(Math.random() * 700), 'FIELD21': Math.floor(Math.random() * 800), 'FIELD22': Math.floor(Math.random() * 1000), 'FIELD23': Math.floor(Math.random() * 2000), 'FIELD24': Math.floor(Math.random() * 150), 'FIELD25': Math.floor(Math.random() * 1000), 'FIELD26': Math.floor(Math.random() * 100), 'FIELD27': Math.floor(Math.random() * 400), 'FIELD28': Math.floor(Math.random() * 600), 'FIELD29': Math.floor(Math.random() * 500), 'FIELD30': Math.floor(Math.random() * 300), });
    }
}
dataSource();

export default {
  data() {
    return {
      data: virtualData,
      options: { pageSize: 50 }
    };
  },
  provide: {
      grid: [VirtualScroll]
  }
}
</script>
<style>
 @import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-vue-grids/styles/material.css";
</style>

Column’s width is required for column virtualization. If column’s width is not defined then Grid will consider its value as 200px.

Virtualization with Grouping

Both the row and column virtualization can be used along with grouping. At initial rendering, the virtual height of scrollbar will be set based on the total number of records. After grouping, it will be refreshed based on the number of Group caption rows at every vertical scrolling.

Limitations for Virtualization

  • While using column virtualization, column width should be in pixel. Percentage values are not accepted.
  • Due to the element height limitation in browsers, the maximum number of records loaded by the Grid is limited by the browser capability.
  • Cell selection will not be persisted in both row and column virtualization.
  • Virtual scrolling is not compatible with detail template and hierarchy features.
  • Group expand and collapse state will not be persisted.
  • Since data is virtualized in grid, the aggregated information and total group items are displayed based on the current view items. To get these information regardless of the view items, refer to the Group with Page topic.
  • The page size provided must be two times larger than the number of visible rows in the grid. If the page size is failed to meet this condition then the size will be determined by grid.
  • The height of the grid content is calculated using the row height and total number of records in the data source and hence features which changes row height such as text wrapping are not supported. If you want to increase the row height to accommodate the content then you can specify the rowHeight as below to ensure all the table rows are in same height.
<ejs-grid :dataSource='data' rowHeight=50>
</ejs-grid>
  • Programmatic selection using selectRows method is not supported in virtual scrolling.