Angular Pivot Grid State Persistence

    Тhe igxGridState directive allows developers to easily save and restore the grid state. When the IgxGridState directive is applied on the grid, it exposes the getState and setState methods that developers can use to achieve state persistence in any scenario.

    Supported Features

    IgxGridState directive supports saving and restoring the state of the following features:

    • Sorting
    • Filtering
    • Cell Selection
    • Row Selection
    • Column Selection
    • Expansion
    • Pivot Configuration


    getState - This method returns the grid state in a serialized JSON string, so developers can just take it and save it on any data storage (database, cloud, browser localStorage, etc). The method accepts first optional parameter serialize, which determines whether getState will return an IGridState object or a serialized JSON string. The developer may choose to get only the state for a certain feature/features, by passing in the feature name, or an array with feature names as a second argument.

    // get all features` state in a serialized JSON string
    const gridState = state.getState();
    // get an `IGridState` object, containing all features original state objects, as returned by the grid public API
    const gridState: IGridState = state.getState(false);
    // get the sorting and filtering expressions
    const sortingFilteringStates: IGridState = state.getState(false, ['sorting', 'filtering']);

    setState - The setState method accepts the serialized JSON string or IGridState object as argument and will restore the state of each feature found in the object/JSON string.


    options - The options object implements the IGridStateOptions interface, i.e. for every key, which is the name of a certain feature, there is the boolean value indicating if this feature state will be tracked. getState method will not put the state of these features in the returned value and setState method will not restore state for it.

    public options =  { cellSelection: false; sorting: false; }
    <igx-pivot-grid [igxGridState]="options"></igx-pivot-grid>

    The simple to use single-point API's allows to achieve a full state persistence functionality in just a few lines of code. Copy paste the code from below - it will save the grid state in the browser sessionStorage object every time the user leaves the current page. Whenever the user returns to main page, the grid state will be restored. No more need to configure those complex advanced filtering and sorting expressions every time to get the data you want - do it once and have the code from below do the rest for your users:

    // app.component.ts
    @ViewChild(IgxGridStateDirective, { static: true })
    public state!: IgxGridStateDirective;
    public ngOnInit() { NavigationStart) => {
    public ngAfterViewInit() {
    public saveGridState() {
        const state = this.state.getState() as string;
        window.sessionStorage.setItem('grid1-state', state);
    public restoreGridState() {
        const state = window.sessionStorage.getItem('grid1-state');

    Restoring Pivot Configuration

    IgxGridState will not persist pivot dimension functions, value formatters, etc. by default (see limitations). Restoring any of these can be achieved with code on application level. The IgxPivotGrid exposes two events which can be used to set back any custom functions you have in the configuration: dimensionInit and valueInit. Let's show how to do this:

    • Assign event handlers for the dimensionInit and valueInit events:
    <igx-pivot-grid #grid1 [data]="data" [pivotConfiguration]="pivotConfig" [igxGridState]="options"
        (valueInit)='onValueInit($event)' (dimensionInit)='onDimensionInit($event)'>

    The dimensionInit and valueInit events are emitted for each value and dimension defined in the pivotConfiguration property.

    • In the valueInit event handler set all custom aggregators, formatters and styles:
    public onValueInit(value: IPivotValue) {
        // Needed only for custom aggregators, formatter or styles.
        if (value.member === 'AmountofSale') {
            value.aggregate.aggregator = IgxTotalSaleAggregate.totalSale;
            value.aggregateList?.forEach((aggr: IPivotAggregator) => {
                switch (aggr.key) {
                    case 'SUM':
                        aggr.aggregator = IgxTotalSaleAggregate.totalSale;
                    case 'MIN':
                        aggr.aggregator = IgxTotalSaleAggregate.totalMin;
                    case 'MAX':
                        aggr.aggregator = IgxTotalSaleAggregate.totalMax;
        } else if (value.member === 'Value') {
            value.formatter = (value) => value ? '$' + parseFloat(value).toFixed(3) : undefined;
            value.styles.upFontValue = (rowData: any, columnKey: any): boolean => parseFloat(rowData.aggregationValues.get(columnKey.field)) > 150
            value.styles.downFontValue = (rowData: any, columnKey: any): boolean => parseFloat(rowData.aggregationValues.get(columnKey.field)) <= 150;
    • In the dimensionInit event handler set all custom memberFunction implementations:
    public onDimensionInit(dim: IPivotDimension) {
        switch (dim.memberName) {
            case 'AllProducts':
                dim.memberFunction = () => 'All Products';
            case 'ProductCategory':
                dim.memberFunction = (data) => data.Product.Name;
            case 'City':
                dim.memberFunction = (data) => data.Seller.City;
            case 'SellerName':
                dim.memberFunction = (data) => data.Seller.Name;

    Restoring Pivot Strategies

    IgxGridState will not persist neither remote pivot operations nor custom dimension strategies (For further information see Pivot Grid Remote Operations sample) by default (see limitations). Restoring any of these can be achieved with code on application level. The IgxGridState exposes an event called stateParsed which can be used to additionally modify the grid state before it gets applied. Let's show how to do this:

    stateParsed is only emitted when we are using setState with string argument.

    • Set custom sorting strategy and custom pivot column and row dimension strategies:
    <igx-pivot-grid #grid [data]="data" [pivotConfiguration]="pivotConfigHierarchy" [defaultExpandState]='true'
        [igxGridState]="options" [sortStrategy]="customStrategy" [showPivotConfigurationUI]='false' [superCompactMode]="true" [height]="'500px'">
    @ViewChild(IgxGridStateDirective, { static: true })
    public state!: IgxGridStateDirective;
    public customStrategy = NoopSortingStrategy.instance();
    public options: IGridStateOptions = {...};
    public pivotConfigHierarchy: IPivotConfiguration = {
        columnStrategy: NoopPivotDimensionsStrategy.instance(),
        rowStrategy: NoopPivotDimensionsStrategy.instance(),
        columns: [...],
        rows: [...],
        values: [...],
        filters: [...]
    • Restoring the state from the sessionStorage and applying the custom strategies looks like the following:
    public restoreState() {
        const state = window.sessionStorage.getItem('grid-state');
        this.state.stateParsed.pipe(take(1)).subscribe(parsedState => {
            parsedState.sorting.forEach(x => x.strategy = NoopSortingStrategy.instance());
            parsedState.pivotConfiguration.rowStrategy = NoopPivotDimensionsStrategy.instance();
            parsedState.pivotConfiguration.columnStrategy = NoopPivotDimensionsStrategy.instance();
        this.state.setState(state as string);


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