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How to Quickly Customize Ext JS Data Grid (Part 3/6) – Row Editing Methods

March 12, 2020 920 Views

In this third article of the 6-part “Ext JS Grid Customization” blog series we focus on using row editing methods to customize a data grid. If you missed reading Part 1 and 2 of the series, take a quick read here:
Customize using built-in grid and column properties
Customize using grouping methods

The grid example shown here is a sample NBA 2020 player ratings data.

Cell Editing/Row Editing

1. Activate plugin in grid configurationplugins: {
cellediting: {
clicksToEdit: 1

2. Define editor in column configuration (editor can be a textfield, datefield or a numberfield){
dataIndex: ‘position’,
text: ‘Position’,
flex: 1,
editor: {
xtype: ‘combo’,
typeAhead: true,
triggerAction: ‘all’,
selectOnFocus: false,
store: [
‘SG’, ‘PG’,’SF’, ‘C’,’PF’
] }

Sencha Fiddle:


Nested rows can be added under grid rows in a few easy steps.

Activate plugin and define template in grid configuration:plugins: {
rowexpander: {
rowBodyTpl: new Ext.XTemplate(

Team: {team}


Overall rating: {rating:this.formatRating}

formatRating: function(v) {
var color = v >= 85 ? ‘red’ : ‘blue’;
return ‘‘ + v + ‘‘;

Sencha Fiddle:

RowWidgets [classic]

Additional widgets (such as panels or even grids) can be added in nested grid rows. Here’s how.

Activate rowwidget plugin in grid configuration:plugins: {
rowwidget: {
widget: {
xtype: ‘panel’,
title: ‘Panel in rowwidget’,
bind: {
html : ‘{}’

Sencha Fiddle :

Stay tuned for our next article covering ‘Grid Display Data’ Methods.


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