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Thread: [CLOSED] Values in DataTable columns of type object are not rendered to json

  1. #1
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    [CLOSED] Values in DataTable columns of type object are not rendered to json

    Hi:

    I discovered this because I need to read sql server sql_variant columns. The .net driver maps sql_variant columns to DataTable DataColumn objects of type object (typeof(object)).

    The problem is that the values in these columns are not converted to json.

    I attached a sample page where you can see what happens:

    Code:
    <%@ Page Language="C#" %>
    <%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>
    <%@ Register Assembly="Ext.Net" Namespace="Ext.Net" TagPrefix="ext" %>
    <%@ Import Namespace="Ext.Net.Calendar.Demo" %>
    
    <script runat="server">
      protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
      {
        DataTable dataTable = new DataTable("test");
        dataTable.Columns.Add("Col1", typeof (int));
        dataTable.Columns.Add("Col2", typeof(object));
        dataTable.Rows.Add(1, "Row 1");
        dataTable.Rows.Add(2, 2);
        dataTable.Rows.Add(3, DateTime.Now);
    
        Store1.DataSource = dataTable;
        Store1.DataBind();
      }
    </script>
    
    
    <!DOCTYPE html>
    
    <html>
    <head id="Head1" runat="server">
        <title>GridPanel with ObjectDataSource - Ext.NET Examples</title>
        <link href="/resources/css/examples.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    
        <style>
            .x-grid-cell-fullName .x-grid-cell-inner {
                font-family : tahoma, verdana;
                display     : block;
                font-weight : normal;
                font-style  : normal;
                color       : #385F95;
                white-space : normal;
            }
            
            .x-grid-rowbody div {
                margin : 2px 5px 20px 5px !important;
                width  : 99%;
                color  : Gray;
            }
            
            .x-grid-row-expanded td.x-grid-cell{
                border-bottom-width:0px;
            }
        </style>
    
    
    </head>
    <body>
        <form id="Form1" runat="server">
            <ext:ResourceManager ID="ResourceManager1" runat="server" />
            
    
            
            <ext:GridPanel ID="GridPanel1" 
                runat="server" 
                Title="Employees" 
                Frame="true" 
                Height="600">
                <Store>
                    <ext:Store ID="Store1" runat="server" >
                        <Model>
                            <ext:Model ID="Model1" runat="server" IDProperty="EmployeeID">
                                <Fields>
                                    <ext:ModelField Name="Col1" Type="Int"/>
                                    <ext:ModelField Name="Col2" Type="Auto"/>
                                </Fields>
                            </ext:Model>
                        </Model>
                    </ext:Store>
                </Store>
                <ColumnModel ID="ColumnModel1" runat="server">
                    <Columns>
                        <ext:Column ID="Column1" runat="server" DataIndex="Col1" Text="Col1" Width="150" />
                        <ext:Column ID="Column2" runat="server" DataIndex="Col2" Text="Col2" Width="150" />
                    </Columns>
                </ColumnModel>
                <View>
                    <ext:GridView ID="GridView1" runat="server">
                        <GetRowClass Handler="return 'x-grid-row-expanded';" />
                    </ext:GridView>        
                </View>  
                <SelectionModel>
                    <ext:RowSelectionModel ID="RowSelectionModel1" runat="server" Mode="Single" />
                </SelectionModel>
            </ext:GridPanel>
        </form>
    </body>
    </html>
    The generated JavaScript code contains the data for the store coming from the DataTable object. Note that Col2 is missing from the data json object.

    Code:
    Ext.net.ResourceMgr.init({
        id: "ResourceManager1",
        aspForm: "Form1",
        theme: "gray"
    });
    Ext.onReady(function () {
        Ext.create("Ext.grid.Panel", {
            store: {
                model: Ext.define("App.Model1", {
                    extend: "Ext.data.Model",
                    fields: [{
                        name: "Col1",
                        type: "int"
                    }, {
                        name: "Col2"
                    }],
                    idProperty: "EmployeeID"
                }),
                storeId: "Store1",
                autoLoad: true,
                proxy: {
                    data: [{
                        "Col1": 1
                    }, {
                        "Col1": 2
                    }, {
                        "Col1": 3
                    }],
                    type: 'memory'
                }
            },
            id: "GridPanel1",
            frame: true,
            height: 600,
            renderTo: "App.GridPanel1_Container",
            title: "Employees",
            columns: {
                id: "ColumnModel1",
                items: [{
                    id: "Column1",
                    width: 150,
                    dataIndex: "Col1",
                    text: "Col1"
                }, {
                    id: "Column2",
                    width: 150,
                    dataIndex: "Col2",
                    text: "Col2"
                }]
            },
            selModel: window.App.RowSelectionModel1 = Ext.create("Ext.selection.RowModel", {
                proxyId: "RowSelectionModel1",
                selType: "rowmodel"
            }),
            viewConfig: {
                id: "GridView1",
                xtype: "gridview",
                getRowClass: function (record, index, rowParams, store) {
                    return 'x-grid-row-expanded';
                }
            }
        });
    });
    Any workaround to get all the data from the DataTable object ?

    Thanks

    Update: Sorry the original title of the thread doesn't make much sense. I changed it however, the forum app didn't seem to update the big title.
    Last edited by Baidaly; Aug 10, 2013 at 1:38 AM. Reason: [CLOSED]

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    Hello!

    You should change object to String and use Converter:

    Code:
    <%@ Page Language="C#" %>
    <%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>
    <%@ Register Assembly="Ext.Net" Namespace="Ext.Net" TagPrefix="ext" %>
    <%@ Import Namespace="Ext.Net.Calendar.Demo" %>
     
    <script runat="server">
      protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
      {
        DataTable dataTable = new DataTable("test");
        dataTable.Columns.Add("Col1", typeof (int));
        dataTable.Columns.Add("Col2", typeof(string));
        dataTable.Rows.Add(1, "Row 1");
        dataTable.Rows.Add(2, 2);
        dataTable.Rows.Add(3, DateTime.Now);
     
        Store1.DataSource = dataTable;
        Store1.DataBind();
      }
    </script>
     
     
    <!DOCTYPE html>
     
    <html>
    <head id="Head1" runat="server">
        <title>GridPanel with ObjectDataSource - Ext.NET Examples</title>
        <link href="/resources/css/examples.css" rel="stylesheet" />
     
        <style>
            .x-grid-cell-fullName .x-grid-cell-inner {
                font-family : tahoma, verdana;
                display     : block;
                font-weight : normal;
                font-style  : normal;
                color       : #385F95;
                white-space : normal;
            }
             
            .x-grid-rowbody div {
                margin : 2px 5px 20px 5px !important;
                width  : 99%;
                color  : Gray;
            }
             
            .x-grid-row-expanded td.x-grid-cell{
                border-bottom-width:0px;
            }
        </style>
     
     
    </head>
    <body>
        <form id="Form1" runat="server">
            <ext:ResourceManager ID="ResourceManager1" runat="server" SourceFormatting="True" />
             
            <ext:GridPanel ID="GridPanel1"
                runat="server"
                Title="Employees"
                Frame="true"
                Height="600">
                <Store>
                    <ext:Store ID="Store1" runat="server" >
                        <Model>
                            <ext:Model ID="Model1" runat="server" IDProperty="EmployeeID">
                                <Fields>
                                    <ext:ModelField Name="Col1" Type="Int"/>
                                    <ext:ModelField Name="Col2" Type="Auto">
                                        <Convert Handler="
                                            var d = Ext.Date.parse(value, 'd.m.Y H:i:s', true);
                                            if (d != null)
                                                return Ext.Date.format(d, 'd.m.Y');
                                            else if (!isNaN(parseInt(value))) {
                                                return parseInt(value);
                                            } else {
                                                return value;
                                            }
                                            "></Convert>
                                    </ext:ModelField>
                                </Fields>
                            </ext:Model>
                        </Model>
                    </ext:Store>
                </Store>
                <ColumnModel ID="ColumnModel1" runat="server">
                    <Columns>
                        <ext:Column ID="Column1" runat="server" DataIndex="Col1" Text="Col1" Width="150" />
                        <ext:Column ID="Column2" runat="server" DataIndex="Col2" Text="Col2" Width="150" />
                    </Columns>
                </ColumnModel>
                <View>
                    <ext:GridView ID="GridView1" runat="server">
                        <GetRowClass Handler="return 'x-grid-row-expanded';" />
                    </ext:GridView>        
                </View>  
                <SelectionModel>
                    <ext:RowSelectionModel ID="RowSelectionModel1" runat="server" Mode="Single" />
                </SelectionModel>
            </ext:GridPanel>
        </form>
    </body>
    </html>

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    Hi:

    Unfortunately I cannot follow your suggestion because, in the real case, the type of the column is set automatically by the .Net driver. And I am not in control of the stored procedure either. I think the underlying problem is that the object type columns are not rendered to JSON. Is there a way to force them to be rendered?

    I also noticed that even object members of classes are not rendered either. In this example the data in Col2 is not rendered.

    Code:
    <%@ Page Language="C#" %>
    <%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>
    <%@ Register Assembly="Ext.Net" Namespace="Ext.Net" TagPrefix="ext" %>
    
    <%@ Import Namespace="System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters" %>
    <%@ Import Namespace="System.Xml" %>
    
    
    <script runat="server">
    
    
      internal class Record
      {
        public int Col1 { get; set; }
        public object Col2 { get; set; }
      }
    
    
      protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
      {
    
        IList<Record> list = new List<Record>
                             {
                               new Record {Col1 = 1, Col2 = "Row 2"},
                               new Record {Col1 = 2, Col2 = 2},
                               new Record {Col1 = 3, Col2 = DateTime.Now},
                               
                             };
    
        Store1.DataSource = list;
        Store1.DataBind();
    
      }
    
    
    </script>
    
    
    <!DOCTYPE html>
    
    <html>
    <head id="Head1" runat="server">
        <title>GridPanel with ObjectDataSource - Ext.NET Examples</title>
        <link href="/resources/css/examples.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    
        <style>
            .x-grid-cell-fullName .x-grid-cell-inner {
                font-family : tahoma, verdana;
                display     : block;
                font-weight : normal;
                font-style  : normal;
                color       : #385F95;
                white-space : normal;
            }
            
            .x-grid-rowbody div {
                margin : 2px 5px 20px 5px !important;
                width  : 99%;
                color  : Gray;
            }
            
            .x-grid-row-expanded td.x-grid-cell{
                border-bottom-width:0px;
            }
        </style>
    
    
    </head>
    <body>
        <form id="Form1" runat="server">
            <ext:ResourceManager ID="ResourceManager1" runat="server" />
            
    
            
            <ext:GridPanel ID="GridPanel1" 
                runat="server" 
                Title="Employees" 
                Frame="true" 
                Height="600">
                <Store>
                    <ext:Store ID="Store1" runat="server" >
                        <Model>
                            <ext:Model ID="Model1" runat="server" IDProperty="EmployeeID">
                                <Fields>
                                    <ext:ModelField Name="Col1" Type="Int"/>
                                    <ext:ModelField Name="Col2" Type="Auto"/>
                                </Fields>
                            </ext:Model>
                        </Model>
                    </ext:Store>
                </Store>
                <ColumnModel ID="ColumnModel1" runat="server">
                    <Columns>
                        <ext:Column ID="Column1" runat="server" DataIndex="Col1" Text="Col1" Width="150" />
                        <ext:Column ID="Column2" runat="server" DataIndex="Col2" Text="Col2" Width="150" />
                    </Columns>
                </ColumnModel>
                <View>
                    <ext:GridView ID="GridView1" runat="server">
                        <GetRowClass Handler="return 'x-grid-row-expanded';" />
                    </ext:GridView>        
                </View>  
                <SelectionModel>
                    <ext:RowSelectionModel ID="RowSelectionModel1" runat="server" Mode="Single" />
                </SelectionModel>
            </ext:GridPanel>
        </form>
    </body>
    </html>
    Thanks
    Last edited by bogc; Aug 09, 2013 at 10:51 PM.

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    Please use Type="Object" for ModelField
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    It worked in both cases!

    Thanks

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    Sorry, could you please explain why this works vs using auto? I thought that auto means "use whatever data is there"...

    Update: Now, I looked at my code and actually the ModelFieldType.Object has been added in 2.2. It's not in 2.1 (or maybe it was added but not in the version I am using)! I tested my sample with version 2.2.

    Is there a workaround for version 2.1?

    Thank you
    Last edited by bogc; Aug 09, 2013 at 11:47 PM.

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    For v2.1 please use IsComplex="true"
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    The combination Type=Auto & IsComplex = true worked.

    Thanks!

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