CollectionView-based Validation (Angular)

The FlexGrid works with the CollectionView class to provide item and collection-level validation.

To use this feature, set the CollectionView's getError property to a function that takes three parameters (the data item being validated, the property to validate, and whether the value is being parsed or has already been stored). The function should return a string describing the error or null if there are no errors.

The grid below has as data source with a getError function that ensures the 'Sales' and 'Expenses' properties of the items contain positive values, and provides meaningful error messages if numeric or date cells cannot be parsed.

To see how CollectionView-based validation works, try entering negative values for 'Sales' or 'Expenses' cells, or strings that cannot be parsed into numbers or dates into numeric/date cells:

Learn about FlexGrid | Collection-Based Validation Documentation | FlexGrid API Reference

This example uses Angular.

import 'bootstrap.css'; import '@grapecity/wijmo.styles/wijmo.css'; import './styles.css'; import '@angular/compiler'; import { Component, enableProdMode, NgModule } from '@angular/core'; import { platformBrowserDynamic } from '@angular/platform-browser-dynamic'; import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser'; import { WjGridModule } from '@grapecity/wijmo.angular2.grid'; import { CollectionView, DateTime } from '@grapecity/wijmo'; import '@grapecity/wijmo.input'; @Component({ selector: 'app-component', templateUrl: 'src/app.component.html' }) export class AppComponent { data = new CollectionView(this._getData(), { getError: (item: any, prop: string, parsing: boolean) => { // parsing errors if (parsing) { switch (prop) { case 'country': return 'Please select a country from the list.'; case 'date': return 'Please enter a date in the format "M/d/yyyy".' default: return 'Please enter a number.'; } } // data errors if (prop == 'sales' && item.sales < 0) { return 'Sales cannot be negative!'; } if (prop == 'expenses' && item.expenses < 0) { return 'Expenses cannot be negative!'; } // no errors return null; } }); countries = this._getCountries(); private _getCountries(): string[] { return 'US,Germany,UK,Japan,Sweden,Norway,Denmark'.split(','); } private _getData(): any[] { let countries = this._getCountries(), today = new Date(), data = []; for (let i = 0; i < countries.length; i++) { data.push({ id: i, country: countries[i], sales: Math.random() * 10000, expenses: Math.random() * 5000, date: DateTime.addDays(today, -Math.random() * 360), overdue: (i + 1) % 4 == 0 }); } return data; } } @NgModule({ imports: [WjGridModule, BrowserModule], declarations: [AppComponent], bootstrap: [AppComponent] }) export class AppModule { } enableProdMode(); // Bootstrap application with hash style navigation and global services. platformBrowserDynamic().bootstrapModule(AppModule);
<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge"> <title>MESCIUS Wijmo FlexGrid CollectionView Validation</title> <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0"> <!-- Polyfills --> <script src="node_modules/core-js/client/shim.min.js"></script> <script src="node_modules/zone.js/fesm2015/zone.min.js"></script> <!-- SystemJS --> <script src="node_modules/systemjs/dist/system.src.js"></script> <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script> <script> // workaround to load 'rxjs/operators' from the rxjs bundle System.import('rxjs').then(function (m) { System.set(SystemJS.resolveSync('rxjs/operators'), System.newModule(m.operators)); System.import('./src/app.component'); }); </script> </head> <body> <app-component></app-component> </body> </html>
<div class="container-fluid"> <wj-flex-grid [(itemsSource)]="data"> <wj-flex-grid-column [binding]="'id'" [header]="'ID'" [isReadOnly]="true"></wj-flex-grid-column> <wj-flex-grid-column [binding]="'country'" [header]="'Country'" [isRequired]="true" [dataMap]="countries"></wj-flex-grid-column> <wj-flex-grid-column [binding]="'sales'" [header]="'Sales'"></wj-flex-grid-column> <wj-flex-grid-column [binding]="'expenses'" [header]="'Expenses'"></wj-flex-grid-column> <wj-flex-grid-column [binding]="'date'" [header]="'Date'" [isRequired]="true" [format]="'M/d/yyyy'"></wj-flex-grid-column> <wj-flex-grid-column [binding]="'overdue'" [header]="'Overdue'"></wj-flex-grid-column> </wj-flex-grid> </div>
.wj-flexgrid { max-height: 200px; margin-bottom: 12px; } body { margin-bottom: 24px; }
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