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Show enum string values in grid with remote datasource

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142951 Feb 26,2019 07:22 PM UTC Feb 28,2019 06:34 AM UTC ASP.NET MVC - EJ 2 3
Tags: Grid
Tomislav Tustonic
Asked On February 26, 2019 07:22 PM UTC


Is it possible to show enum string names instead of int values for a grid with remote data source?
I have tried this:
but it doesn't seem to work when I use DataManager with UrlAdaptor as a grid datasource.

Thanks, Tom

Madhu Sudhanan P [Syncfusion]
Replied On February 27, 2019 09:44 AM UTC

Hi Tomislav, 

Greeting from Syncfusion. 

We have validated the your query and checked with our end. By default, while creating MVC application(.Net core application uses Newtonsoft by default) it uses javascriptserializer so that it return enum values(int) instead of names. So we suggest you to use the below way to achieve your requirement. 

In the below sample, we have serialize Json object using Newtonsoft serializer instead of Javascript serializer. Please refer the below code example and sample for more information. 

   public ActionResult UrlDatasource(Data dm) 
            var order = OrdersDetails.GetAllRecords(); 
            var Data = order.ToList(); 
            int count = order.Count(); 
            // we have serialize the json object using newtonsoft 
            var SerializeData = Newtonsoft.Json.JsonConvert.SerializeObject(Data); 
            return dm.requiresCounts ? Json(new { result = SerializeData.Skip(dm.skip).Take(dm.take), count = count }): Json(SerializeData); 
    public class OrdersDetails 
        public OrdersDetails() 
        public OrdersDetails(int OrderID, string CustomerId, int EmployeeId, double Freight, bool Verified, DateTime OrderDate, string ShipCity, string ShipName, string ShipCountry, DateTime ShippedDate, string ShipAddress, state State) 
            . . . . . 
            this.ShipAddress = ShipAddress; 
            this.State = State; 
        public int? OrderID { get; set; } 
        public string CustomerID { get; set; } 
        . . . . .  
        public state State { get; } 
    public enum state 
        [Display(Name = "Activated")] 
        Activated = 1, 
        [Display(Name = "Unactivated")] 

Madhu Sudhanan P 

Tomislav Tustonic
Replied On February 27, 2019 04:03 PM UTC


Thanks for the reply. This works fine to display enum strings, however, now the filter (FilterType.CheckBox) doesn't work.
I have created a workaround, by fixing Where values in DataManagerRequest before applying to DbContext, but it would be nice to have it fixed in queryable operation.


Madhu Sudhanan P [Syncfusion]
Replied On February 28, 2019 06:34 AM UTC

Hi Tomislav, 
Thanks for the suggestion. The string to Enum re-conversion should be handled at the server side before applying data operation. 


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