Display foreign key column in treegrid in Vue Treegrid component

16 Mar 20234 minutes to read

Since Tree Grid Databinding concept is of hierarchy relationship, we do not provide in-built support for foreignkey datasource.

To display the foreignKey value at initial rendering, we can use the queryCellInfo event of the treegrid and also by using the editType and columns.edit properties of TreeGrid Column, we can render Dropdownlist with external or foreign dataSource.

  <div id="app">
        <ejs-treegrid :dataSource="data" :treeColumnIndex="1" height='260px' :allowSorting='true' :queryCellInfo='queryCellInfo' childMapping='Children' :editSettings="editSettings" :toolbar="toolbar"  ref="treegrid">
         <e-column field="EmpID" headerText="Emp ID" :isPrimaryKey='true' width="70" textAlign="Right"></e-column>
          <e-column field="Name" headerText="Employee Name" width="70" ></e-column>
          <e-column field="Contact" headerText="Contact" width="90" textAlign="Right"></e-column>
          <e-column field="DOB" headerText="DOB" width="100" format="yMd" editType='datepickeredit' textAlign="Right"></e-column>
          <e-column field="EmployeeID" headerText="EmployeeID" width="70" editType= 'dropdownedit' :edit="employeeParams" ></e-column>
          <e-column field="Country" headerText="Country" width="90" textAlign="Left"></e-column>
import Vue from "vue";
import { TreeGridPlugin, Page, Toolbar, Edit } from "@syncfusion/ej2-vue-treegrid";
import { textData, dropData } from "./datasource.js";
import { DropDownList } from "@syncfusion/ej2-dropdowns";
import { Query } from '@syncfusion/ej2-data';

export default {
   data() {
    return {
      data: textData,
      editSettings: { allowAdding:true, allowDeleting:true, allowEditing: true },
      toolbar: ['Add', 'Edit', 'Delete', 'Update', 'Cancel'],
      employeeParams: {
        params: {
          dataSource: dropData,
          fields: { text: "EmployeeName", value: "EmployeeID"},
          query: new Query()
  methods: {
    queryCellInfo: function(args) {
      if (args.column.field === "EmployeeID") {
       for (var i = 0; i < dropData.length; i++) {
          let data = args.data;
          if ((data[args.column.field]).toString() === dropData[i]["EmployeeID"]) {
            args.cell.innerText = dropData[i]["EmployeeName"]; // assign the foreignkey field value to the innertext
  provide: {
    treegrid: [Page,Edit, Toolbar]