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Persist Filter Menu Value when a Grid Column is Filtered by a Single Value


Product Version 2022.2.802
Product Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core Grid


The default Grid Filter Menu has two input fields. At this stage, when a specified Grid column is filtered only by the second input, after reopening the Filter Menu, the filtered value is bound to the first input field. The second field remains empty.

How can I customize the default behavior of the Filter Menu and persist the single filtered value in the second input field?


  1. Handle the Filter event of the Grid and store the number of the applied column filters in a global JavaScript variable filteredValues.
  2. Handle the FilterMenuOpen event of the Grid. Get references of both input fields, subscribe to their Change events, and store their values in global variables (dtp1Value and dtp2Value).
  3. Check if the Grid is filtered by the second input field and update its value by using the global variable dtp2Value.
        .Columns(columns =>
            columns.Bound(p => p.OrderDate).Format("{0:MM/dd/yyyy}");
        .Events(ev => ev.Filter("onFilter").FilterMenuOpen("onFilterMenuOpen"))
        //Other configuration
        var filteredValues = 0;
        var dtp1Value;
        var dtp2Value;

        function onFilter(e) {
            //Check if the "OrderDate" column is filtered
            if (e.field == "OrderDate") { 
                if (e.filter != null) {
                    //Store the number of the applied column filters in a variable
                    filteredValues = e.filter.filters.length; 
                } else {
                    //Reset the variables
                    filteredValues = [];
                    dtp1Value = "";
                    dtp2Value = "";

        function onFilterMenuOpen(e) {
            if (e.field == "OrderDate") {
                //Get a reference of the first DatePicker field
                var dtpWidget1 = $("input[title='Value']").data("kendoDatePicker");
                //Get a reference of the second DatePicker field
                var dtpWidget2 = $("input[title='Additional value']").data("kendoDatePicker");
                //Get a reference of the second DropDownList that holds the second filter operator
                var ddlWidget2 = $("select[title='Additional operator']").data("kendoDropDownList");

                //Handle the "change" event of the first DatePicker
                dtpWidget1.bind("change", function () {
                    if (this.value()) {
                        //Store its value
                        dtp1Value = this.value(); 
                    } else dtp1Value = ""; //Reset the variable

                //Handle the "change" event of the second DatePicker
                dtpWidget2.bind("change", function () {
                    if (this.value()) {
                        //Store its value
                        dtp2Value = this.value(); 
                    } else dtp2Value = ""; //Reset the variable

                //Check if the column "OrderDate" is filtered only by the second Filter Menu field
                if (filteredValues == 1 && dtp2Value && !dtp1Value) {
                    //Set respective value in the second DatePicker
                    dtpWidget2.value(new Date(dtp2Value)); 

                    //Persist the second filter operator value

                    //Reset the value of the first DatePicker

Refer to this REPL for a runnable example.

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