I have a SharePoint list which is bound to an asp.net gridview, I further want to search every column.

Is there a way to perform such a search wherein there is no database, but search should be performed based on the values in the datatable of the gridview.

I have seen posts where a Jquery plug-in DataTable is used. But I would prefer actual code.

Kindly help. Thank you! :)

  • Are you want to implement search on asp.net grid view OR html table ? Commented Aug 18, 2017 at 11:23
  • on asp.net grid view @Vishal
    – Sanjana V
    Commented Aug 22, 2017 at 3:08

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Place a search box and button on button click query your datasource i believe its List in this case

public void Search(string searchText)
        ClientContext clientContext = new ClientContext("mySite");

            SP.List oList = clientContext.Web.Lists.GetByTitle("myList");

            SP.CamlQuery camlQuery = new SP.CamlQuery();
            camlQuery.ViewXml = @"<Query><Where><Eq><FieldRef Name='searchColum' /><Value Type='valType'>" + searchText + "</Value></Eq></Where></Query>";
            SP.ListItemCollection listItemColl = oList.GetItems(camlQuery);
            //Convert listItemColl to dataTable and bind grid


Refer the answer here You can reuse the code at link by creating the CAML query dynamically to query the List.

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