EXTJS in XPages #2 – Basic Grid capabilities

In this article I will demonstrate the basic out of the box functionality which comes with each grid and will focus on the capabilities of each column.


In the previous article I demonstrated how to add a basic grid to your XPage using the EXTJS grid control and the ExtLib REST service. What we will look at in this article is the basic capabilities of the view columns.

Re-sizing columns

If you mouse over a column separator at the top you will see a familiar icon – clicking on the separator you can drag and drop the column increasing and decreasing the size

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Re-ordering of columns

If you click on a column and “drag it” over to the left and right you can re-order them.




Hiding columns

If you mouse over the top right of a column you will see a drop down icon appear – click on it and you will be able to hide one of the columns. You can actually programmatically hide the columns when the grids open and have the users make them visible later if you want to.



Sorting Columns

If you click on the column header – or click on the small drop down and select to order the column you can do that


Filtering Columns

Well ok this is not a BASIC feature of the grid as it is added as another required library – but I figured I would show it cos it is COOL and should be a basic premise of the grids you create. Code will be provided in a later article but for now just know that it can be done locally (filtering the grid contents) and remotely (asking the server for a filtered results set) and it is in the basic demo site



Go look at the basic demo site and see for yourself.


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