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Adding a Search Box

DataViewsJS provides a visual search box using a plug-in.

Select a column to display the search box. The search is based on the data and the data type.

Use the following steps to add a search box above the grid.

Sample Code

These steps assume that you have already initialized the grid and defined the columns. See Creating a Basic Grid and Defining Columns for additional information.

  1. Add references to use the search box plug-in.
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="[Your Stylesheet Path]/gc.dataviews.searchbox.min.css" />
<script src="[Your Script Path]/gc.dataviews.searchbox.[VERSION].min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="data/SalesJan.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
  1. Place a container for the search box on the page using a DIV tag.
<div class="command-container">
  <div id="search_box"></div>
  1. Initialize the search box using the following sample code.
var dataView = new GC.DataViews.DataView(
  new GC.DataViews.GridLayout()
var visualSearch = new GC.DataViews.SearchBox(dataView, {
  container: '#search_box',