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Exception When using complex filtering + UrlAdaptor

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150184 Dec 24,2019 03:37 PM UTC Dec 30,2019 10:55 AM UTC ASP.NET Core - EJ 2 1
Tags: DataGrid
Mohammad M Alshehri
Asked On December 24, 2019 03:37 PM UTC

I'm getting this error:
NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

Syncfusion.EJ2.Base.QueryableOperation.GetColumnType<T>(IQueryable<T> dataSource, string filterString, Type type)

Please help

This is my code:

private IQueryable<ContractListVM> GetContractsQuery()
            return _contractRepository.GetContracts()
                .OrderByDescending(x => x.CreatedOn)
                .Select(contract => new ContractListVM
                    ContractId = contract.ContractId,
                    ContractAmount = contract.ContractAmount,
                    ContractStatus = Enumeration.FromValue<ContractStatusEnum>(contract.ContractStatusId).Name,
                    CreatedOn = contract.CreatedOn.ToString("dd-MM-yyyy"),
                    ExpirationDate = contract.ExpirationDate.Value.ToString("s"),


public async Task<IActionResult> UrlDatasource([FromBody]DataManagerRequest dm)
            var query = GetContractsQuery();
            var operation = new QueryableOperation();
            var count = query.Count();

            if (dm.Search != null && dm.Search.Count > 0)
                query = operation.PerformSearching(query, dm.Search);  //Search
            if (dm.Sorted != null && dm.Sorted.Count > 0) //Sorting
                query = operation.PerformSorting(query, dm.Sorted);
            if (dm.Where != null && dm.Where.Any()) //Filtering
                foreach (var whereFilter in dm.Where)
                    if (whereFilter.IsComplex)
                        foreach (var whereFilterPredicate in whereFilter.predicates)
                            query = operation.PerformFiltering(query, dm.Where, whereFilterPredicate.Operator);
                        query = operation.PerformFiltering(query, dm.Where, dm.Where.First().Operator);

            var str = new List<string>();

            if (dm.Aggregates != null)
                str.AddRange(dm.Aggregates.Select(t => t.Field));

            var aggregate = operation.PerformSelect(query, str);

            if (dm.Skip != 0)
                query = operation.PerformSkip(query, dm.Skip);   //Paging
            if (dm.Take != 0)
                query = operation.PerformTake(query, dm.Take);

            var result = await query.ToListAsync();

            return dm.RequiresCounts 
                ? Json(new { result, count, aggregate }) 
                : Json(result);

Ui code: 

<ejs-grid id="ContractsGrid"
          toolbar="@(new List<string>() { "Search", "ExcelExport", "ColumnChooser" })"
    <e-grid-pagesettings pageSize="20"></e-grid-pagesettings>
    <e-data-manager url="@Url.Action("UrlDatasource", "ContractList")" adaptor="UrlAdaptor"></e-data-manager>
    <e-grid-filtersettings type="Excel" mode="Immediate"></e-grid-filtersettings>

Seeni Sakthi Kumar Seeni Raj [Syncfusion]
Replied On December 30, 2019 10:55 AM UTC

Hi Mohammed, 
Thanks for your update. 
We have considered this as a usability feature improvement “Problem with DataOperations when bind IQueryable data to Grid”, and logged a task for the same. 
You can now track the current status of your request, review the proposed resolution timeline, and contact us for any further inquiries through this link.  
We will include this feature in our any upcoming release. Until then we suggest you to bind List values to Grid to overcome the problem you are facing. 
Seeni Sakthi Kumar S 


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