Column value of child object

  1. #1

    Column value of child object

    I have the following models:

    	<ext:Model runat="server" Name="Lot" IDProperty="Id">
    			<ext:ModelField Name="Id" />
    	<ext:Model runat="server" Name="Step" IDProperty="Id">
    			<ext:ModelField Name="Id" />
    			<ext:ModelField Name="Name" />
    			<ext:ModelField Name="Lot" Type="Object" ModelName="Lot" />
    I want to display the data from the child object (I've confirmed it is loaded) along-side the parent information. The only example I could find covering anything remotely like this was: which has `DataIndex="Phone.Home"`, but doing the same here doesn't work:

    						<ext:Column runat="server" Text="Name" DataIndex="Name" />
    						<ext:Column runat="server" Text="Lot" DataIndex="Lot.Id" />
    I tried several variations, including things like:

    						<ext:ComponentColumn runat="server" Editor="true" Text="Lot" Sortable="false" DataIndex="Lot.Id">
    								<ext:NumberField runat="server" MinValue="0" DataIndex="Id" />
    With every combination of `DataIndex` in the `ComponentColumn` and `NumberField` tags that I could think of (none, `Lot`, `Id`, and `Lot.Id`).

    How do you show nested data in a `GridPanel` column?
  2. #2
    Hello @Ytterate!

    Flattening the data to as single object with no children, server side, usually makes it much easier to handle the data at client side. But this examples depicts the scenario I believe you have at hand:

    - Grid Panel > Data Presentation > Data Prepare

    Bear in mind you can clone the whole Examples Explorer project at your site and build, search, change and experiment -- and build test case off examples. This may help you figure out a lot of issues you may encounter and get some nice ideas on approaches you could take in different scenarios.

    Hope this helps!
    Fabrício Murta
    Developer & Support Expert

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