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Merge Cells in the Grid Footer


Product Version 2017.1 117
Product Progress® Kendo UI® Grid for jQuery


How can I merge cells in the footer of the Grid?


For the current version, it is not possible to merge cells out of the box. However, you cans till work around this issue.

  1. Add the desired content in a cell by using the footerTemplate configuration.
  2. Set the overflow: visible; and white-space: nowrap; styles for this cell.
  3. Remove the borders from the desired cells by using CSS.

        .k-footer-template td:nth-child(1) {
            overflow: visible;
            white-space: nowrap;
        .k-footer-template td:nth-child(1),
        .k-footer-template td:nth-child(2),
        .k-footer-template td:nth-child(3) {
            border-width: 0;
    <div id="grid"></div>
            columns: [{
                    field: "category",
                    footerTemplate: "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Aliquam quis turpis accumsan, porta orci et, faucibus dui."
                    field: "name"
                    field: "price"
            dataSource: {
                data: [{
                        category: "Beverages",
                        name: "Chai",
                        price: 18
                        category: "Beverages",
                        name: "Chang",
                        price: 19
                        category: "Seafood",
                        name: "Konbu",
                        price: 6
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