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  • Custom sort function #121142



    In a jqxGrid, is it possible to have a custom sort function on a column ?
    Something like that :

     columns: [
      {text: 'label', datafield: 'label', sortmode: function (val1, val2) {
           if (some non standard sort condition on val1 and val2) return true else return false;

    Best regards

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by  antonomase.
    Custom sort function #121144

    Yavor Dashev

    Hi antonomase,

    Yes, this functionality is achievable with jqxGrid component and we have documentation and demos for it.

    Link to the documentation: https://www.jqwidgets.com/jquery-widgets-documentation/documentation/jqxgrid/jquery-grid-sorting.htm
    Link to the demo: https://www.jqwidgets.com/jquery-widgets-demo/demos/jqxgrid/customsorting.htm?ui-start

    Let me know what you think!

    Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions.

    Best Regards,
    Yavor Dashev
    jQWidgets team

    Custom sort function #121148


    Hi Yavor,

    Thanks for the answer

    I added some lines to answer my need : sort dates in dd/mm/yyyy format but in a textBox field and not a dateTimeInput field

      $(document).ready(function () {
                // prepare the data
                var data = generatedata(20);
                var sortcolumn;
                var customsortfunc = function (column, direction) {
                    var sortdata = new Array();
                    //Store the current sort column
                    sortcolumn = column;
                var compare = function (value1, value2) {
                    if (sortcolumn === 'textDate') {
                        //Reverse dd/mm/yyyy to yyyymmdd
                        tmpvalue1 = String(value1).substr(-4)+String(value1).substr(3,2)+String(value1).substr(0,2);
                        tmpvalue2 = String(value2).substr(-4)+String(value2).substr(3,2)+String(value2).substr(0,2);
                        value1 = tmpvalue1;
                        value2 = tmpvalue2;

    This meets the need, but it is not very elegant. A callback function associated to the sorting on the column would be more consistent with the other behaviors on this column (renderer, filter,…).

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by  antonomase.
    Custom sort function #121671

    nice post

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