Exporting Grid with Dropdowns only displays values

QuestionsExporting Grid with Dropdowns only displays values
Greg asked 8 years ago


I was wondering if there was an update on this issue?


I have a grid that uses the drop-downs to make it easier for people to select values that translate to IDs behind the scenes. However, when we do the export, it does not use the client facing name but the back-end Id. Is there a way to override this in the export?

Thank you – Greg.

3 Answers
Abu Ghufran answered 8 years ago

I guess the solution is mentioned in this ticket.
More details here:

Code: http://phpgrid.org/demo/demos/export/export-excel.phps
Demo: http://phpgrid.org/demo/demos/export/export-excel.php

Michiel Blotwijk answered 4 years ago

Hi Abu,

I’m running into this same issue and your demo is not solving it either. If I export the data from your demo, column “B” (client) is empty where the actual names should be. Is there a way to solve this? I guess we could create a custom export, but I’m not sure how a filtered export would work then.

Your advice will be appreciated.


Abu Ghufran Staff answered 4 years ago


In latest build, it is fixed. However if you are using old version you can use this process:


Line 57 uses dropdown column which is not exportable.

Line 75 uses another text column which is hidden but exportable.

Demo: https://www.phpgrid.org/demo/demos/appearance/dropdown.php

Abu Ghufran - Dev Team
Grid 4 PHP Framework
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