I'm proud to say that the component I'm working on got a new feature and I want to introduce it here. In fact, I've added this some time ago, but I didn't have the time to write about it, and now is the right moment to do it.

First, lets remember what the Vue GridMulstiselect is and what is it useful for.

It's a simple component that gives you the ability to select items and display them in a table-like UI. Like a dropdown list but a little different. It requires minimal setup (single module installation) supporting the V-model and Vuex out of the box.

Also, another thing useful to know:

The component can be easily customized and turned from a simple read-only list into a grid with custom header and footer, clickable rows with details showing the data from a groupable and searchable data source...and more


If you are interested to see more, checkout the following links:

This article assumes that you have some previous knowledge about the Vue GridMultiselect component

The Split View Feature

This feature gives us the ability to split or to say, group, the selected items in our component. It is useful in situations when you need to visually distinguish where the items you have selected belong to.

Technically, the selected items view can be split into rows or columns. To split a view, you need to set the splitBy component property. The value should be the data source item property name to split the view by. Do note that, as with the grouping option, this property must be present on each item in the data source.

By default, the view is split into columns within a single row. To split the view into rows, use | separator and specify the orientation, like this state|row.

Ok, let's dive into it and create an example. First, we need to create the template.


And then, the component:

import GridMultiSelect from 'vue-gridmultiselect';

export default {
  name: "example",
  components: { GridMultiSelect },
  data() {
    return {
      selectedItems: [
        { id: 1, name: "San Francisco", state: "USA", info: "San Francisco information" },
        { id: 4, name: "Munich", state: "Germany", info: "Munich information" }
      items: [
        { id: 1, name: "San Francisco", state: "USA", info: "San Francisco information" },
        { id: 2, name: "Las Vegas", state: "USA", info: "Las Vegas information" },
        { id: 3, name: "Washington", state: "USA", info: "Washington information" },
        { id: 4, name: "Munich", state: "Germany", info: "Munich information" }

By providing a value for the split-by property, we have told the component to split the view by the state property. As you can see, we have that property on each data item in the items collection and this is important because without this, the feature wouldn't work. Below you can see the codepen showing the feature in action.


That's all you need to know on how to split the view on the component. Easy and straight-forward I think.

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