dataItem

Returns the data item to which the specified table row is bound. The data item is a Kendo UI Model instance.

When using the Grid's MVC wrapper, the Grid must be Ajax-bound for the dataItem() method to work. When using server binding, the dataSource instance does not contain the serialized data items.

Parameters

row String|Element|jQuery

A string, DOM element or jQuery object which represents the table row. A string is treated as a jQuery selector.

Returns

kendo.data.ObservableObject the data item to which the specified table row is bound. More information about the ObservableObject type...

Example - get the data item to which the first table row is bound

<div id="grid"></div>
<script>
$("#grid").kendoGrid({
  columns: [
    { field: "name" },
    { field: "age" }
  ],
  dataSource: [
      { name: "Jane Doe", age: 30 },
      { name: "John Doe", age: 33 }
  ]
});
var grid = $("#grid").data("kendoGrid");
var dataItem = grid.dataItem("tbody tr:eq(0)");
console.log(dataItem.name); // displays "Jane Doe"
</script>
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