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Vue Data Grid: SSRM Row Selection

Selecting rows and groups in the Server-Side Row Model is supported. Just set the property rowSelection to either 'single' or 'multiple' as with any other row model.

Example: Click Selection

The example below shows both simple 'click' selection and multiple 'shift-click' selections.

  • Single 'Click' Selection - when you click on a leaf level row, the row is selected.
  • Multiple 'Shift-Click' Selections - select a leaf row (single click) and then 'shift-click' another leaf row within the same group to select all rows between that range.

Performing multiple row selections using 'shift-click' has the following restrictions:

  1. Only works across rows that share the same parent.
  2. Only works for rows that are loaded (e.g. a large range selection may span rows that are not loaded).

Example: Checkbox Selection

Below shows another example using checkbox selection. The example shows checkboxes on the groups and a regular column. This is for comparison in the example only. Normal applications generally have the checkbox on one column or the groups.

  • Checkbox selection on the group column allowing selection of any row.
  • Checkbox selection on the group sport column. Selection is restricted to leaf-level rows only via gridOptions.isRowSelectable(rowNode) callback.

Providing Row IDs

Row Selection in the Server-side Row Model requires unique Row IDs in order to correctly identify selected rows across data loads. For example, if a sort is applied which results in new rows loaded, the grid needs to locate the previously selected rows.

Row IDs are provided by the application using the getRowId() callback:

When implementing getRowId() you must ensure the rows have unique Row IDs across the entire data set. Using an ID that is provided in the data such as a database Primary Key would be ideal.

Supplying Unique Group IDs

When grouping there may not be an easy way to get unique Row IDs from the data for group levels. This is because a group row doesn't always correspond to one Row in the store.

To handle this scenario, the grid provides parentKeys and level properties in the GetRowIdParams supplied to getRowId().

These can be used to create unique group id's as shown below:

this.getRowId = params => { 
    // if leaf level, we have ID
    if (!=null) {
    // this array will contain items that will compose the unique key
    var parts = [];

    // if parent groups, add the value for the parent group
    if (params.parentKeys){
    // it we are a group, add the value for this level's group
    var rowGroupCols = params.columnApi.getRowGroupColumns();
    var thisGroupCol = rowGroupCols[params.level];
    if (thisGroupCol) {
    return parts.join('-');

The following example uses the getRowId() implementation shown above. Note the following:

  • The Row ID column displays the id for the current row.
  • Row IDs are deterministic, i.e. sorting on the Gold column reorders rows, but each row maintains its unique Row ID.
  • Selected Rows remain selected after new rows are loaded, i.e. after sorting on the Gold column.

Selecting Group Nodes

Group nodes can be selected along with non-group nodes.

It is not possible to select all items in a group by selecting the group. When NOT using the Server-Side Row Model (e.g. if using the default Client-side Row Model) it is possible to do this by setting groupSelectsChildren=true. This is not possible in the Server-Side Row Model because the children for a group may not be loaded into the grid. Without all the children loaded, it is not possible to select them all.

Selecting a group where it selects all children is not supported out-of-the-box, this is something you will need to implement within the application as it will require selecting rows that are not yet loaded into the grid, probably not even loaded into the client.

Next Up

Continue to the next section to learn how to Change Columns.