virtual.valueMapper Function(default: null)

The widget calls the valueMapper function when the widget receives a value, that is not fetched from the remote server yet. The widget will pass the selected value(s) in the valueMapper function. In turn, the valueMapper implementation should return the respective data item(s) index/indices.

Important As of the Kendo UI R3 2016 release, the implementation of the valueMapper function is optional. It is required only if the widget contains an initial value or if the value method is used.

Example - MultiColumnComboBox widget with a virtualized list

<input id="orders" style="width: 400px" />
<script>
    $(document).ready(function() {
        $("#orders").kendoMultiColumnComboBox({
            template: '<span class="order-id">#= OrderID #</span> #= ShipName #, #= ShipCountry #',
            dataTextField: "ShipName",
            dataValueField: "OrderID",
            columns: [
              { field: "ShipName" },
              { field: "OrderID" }
            ],
            virtual: {
                itemHeight: 26,
                valueMapper: function(options) {
                    $.ajax({
                        url: "https://demos.telerik.com/kendo-ui/service/Orders/ValueMapper",
                        type: "GET",
                        dataType: "jsonp",
                        data: convertValues(options.value),
                        success: function (data) {
                            //the **data** is either index or array of indices.
                            //Example:
                            // 10258 -> 10 (index in the Orders collection)
                            // [10258, 10261] -> [10, 14] (indices in the Orders collection)

                            options.success(data);
                        }
                    })
                }
            },
            height: 520,
            dataSource: {
                type: "odata",
                transport: {
                    read: "https://demos.telerik.com/kendo-ui/service/Northwind.svc/Orders"
                },
                pageSize: 80,
                serverPaging: true,
                serverFiltering: true
            }
        });
    });

    function convertValues(value) {
        var data = {};

        value = $.isArray(value) ? value : [value];

        for (var idx = 0; idx < value.length; idx++) {
            data["values[" + idx + "]"] = value[idx];
        }

        return data;
    }
</script>

Example - MultiColumnComboBox widget with declarative virtualization config

<div class="demo-section k-header">
    <h4>Search for shipping name</h4>
    <input id="orders" style="width: 400px"
           data-role="multicolumncombobox"
           data-bind="value: order, source: source"
           data-text-field="ShipName"
           data-value-field="OrderID"
           data-filter="contains"
           data-virtual="{itemHeight:26,valueMapper:orderValueMapper}"
           data-height="520"
           data-columns="[
            { field: 'ShipName' },
            { field: 'OrderID' }
           ]"
           />
</div>

<script>
    $(document).ready(function() {
        var model = kendo.observable({
                order: "10249",
          source: new kendo.data.DataSource({
            type: "odata",
            transport: {
              read: "https://demos.telerik.com/kendo-ui/service/Northwind.svc/Orders"
            },
            schema: {
              model: {
                fields: {
                  OrderID: { type: "number" },
                  Freight: { type: "number" },
                  ShipName: { type: "string" },
                  OrderDate: { type: "date" },
                  ShipCity: { type: "string" }
                }
              }
            },
            pageSize: 80,
            serverPaging: true,
            serverFiltering: true
          })
        });


        kendo.bind($(document.body), model);
    });

    function orderValueMapper(options) {
        $.ajax({
          url: "https://demos.telerik.com/kendo-ui/service/Orders/ValueMapper",
          type: "GET",
          dataType: "jsonp",
          data: convertValues(options.value),
          success: function (data) {
            options.success(data);
          }
        })
    }

    function convertValues(value) {
        var data = {};

        value = $.isArray(value) ? value : [value];

        for (var idx = 0; idx < value.length; idx++) {
            data["values[" + idx + "]"] = value[idx];
        }

        return data;
    }
</script>
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