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Export Grid PDF with Custom Text for Some Columns

Environment

Product Version 2019.3.917
Product Grid for Progress® Kendo UI®

Description

How I can change the value before export of grid data to PDF?

I have a checkbox, and I need to change the format, I want to write YES/NO for checkboxes. Is it possible to change PDF export to say Yes / No for check-boxes?

Solution

The Kendo UI PDF export adds a special class during the export so you can use that to your advantage in the following way:

  1. In the template column, add a span with the Yes/No text (the Kendo Template syntax can be used for that) and a class name of your choice

        { 
            template: '#=dirtyField(data,"Discontinued")#<input type="checkbox" #= Discontinued ?   \'checked="checked"\' : "" # class="chkbx" /><span class="export-text">#= Discontinued ? "Yes": "No"#</   span>',
            width: 110
        }
    
  2. Add a CSS rule that this element with your chosen class should be hidden

  3. Add another CSS rule that when the .k-pdf-export class is added, the element with the text should be visible and the checkbox should be hidden

        <style>
            .k-pdf-export input.chkbx, .export-text  {
              display:none;
            }
            .k-pdf-export .export-text {
              display:inline;
            }
        </style>
    
    <style>
    .k-pdf-export input.chkbx, .export-text  {
      display:none;
    }
    .k-pdf-export .export-text {
      display:inline;
    }
  </style>
   <div id="grid"></div>
    <script>
      var crudServiceBaseUrl = "https://demos.telerik.com/kendo-ui/service",
          dataSource = new kendo.data.DataSource({
            transport: {
              read:  {
                url: crudServiceBaseUrl + "/Products",
                dataType: "jsonp"
              },
              update: {
                url: crudServiceBaseUrl + "/Products/Update",
                dataType: "jsonp"
              },
              destroy: {
                url: crudServiceBaseUrl + "/Products/Destroy",
                dataType: "jsonp"
              },
              parameterMap: function(options, operation) {
                if (operation !== "read" && options.models) {
                  return {models: kendo.stringify(options.models)};
                }
              }
            },
            batch: true,
            pageSize: 20,
            schema: {
              model: {
                id: "ProductID",
                fields: {
                  ProductID: { editable: false, nullable: true },
                  ProductName: { validation: { required: true } },
                  UnitPrice: { type: "number", validation: { required: true, min: 1} },
                  Discontinued: { type: "boolean" },
                  UnitsInStock: { type: "number", validation: { min: 0, required: true } }
                }
              }
            }
          });

      $("#grid").kendoGrid({
        dataSource: dataSource,
        pageable: true,
        height: 430,
        toolbar: ["pdf"],
        columns: [
          "ProductName",
          { field: "UnitPrice", title: "Unit Price", format: "{0:c}", width: 110 },
          { field: "UnitsInStock", title: "Units In Stock", width: 110 },
          { template: '#=dirtyField(data,"Discontinued")#<input type="checkbox" #= Discontinued ? \'checked="checked"\' : "" # class="chkbx" /><span class="export-text">#= Discontinued ? "Yes": "No"#</span>', width: 110 },
          { command: "destroy", title: "&nbsp;", width: 100 }],
        editable: true
      });

      $("#grid .k-grid-content").on("change", "input.chkbx", function(e) {
        var grid = $("#grid").data("kendoGrid"),
            dataItem = grid.dataItem($(e.target).closest("tr"));

        dataItem.set("Discontinued", this.checked);
      });

      function dirtyField(data, fieldName){
        var hasClass = $("[data-uid=" + data.uid + "]").find(".k-dirty-cell").length < 1;
        if(data.dirty && data.dirtyFields[fieldName] && hasClass){
          return "<span class='k-dirty'></span>"
        }
        else{
          return "";
        }
      }
    </script>
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