JavaScript Data GridNumber Filter

Number Filters allow you to filter number data.

Number Filter

Enabling Number Filters

The Number Filter can be configured as shown below:

const gridOptions = {
    columnDefs: [
            field: 'age',
            // configure column to use the Number Filter
            filter: 'agNumberColumnFilter',
            filterParams: {
                // pass in additional parameters to the Number Filter

    // other grid options ...

Example: Number Filter

The example below shows the Number Filter in action:

  • The first column shows the default Number Filter behaviour.
  • The second column demonstrates Custom Number Support and uses commas for decimals and allows a dollar sign ($) to be included.
  • Floating filters are enabled and also react to the configuration of allowedCharPattern.

Number Filter Parameters

Number Filters are configured though the filterParams attribute of the column definition (INumberFilterParams interface):

See: Filter Options

Custom Number Support

The default behaviour of the Number Filter is to use a number input, however this has mixed browser support and behaviour. If you want to override the default behaviour, or allow users to type other characters (e.g. currency symbols, commas for thousands, etc.), the Number Filter allows you to control what characters the user is allowed to type. In this case, a text input is used with JavaScript controlling what characters the user is allowed (rather than the browser). You can also provide custom logic to parse the provided value into a number to be used in the filtering.

Custom number support is enabled by specifying configuration similar to the following:

const gridOptions = {
    columnDefs: [
            field: 'age',
            filter: 'agNumberColumnFilter',
            filterParams: {
                // note: ensure you escape as if you were creating a RegExp from a string
                allowedCharPattern: '\\d\\-\\,',
                numberParser: text => {
                    return text == null ? null : parseFloat(text.replace(',', '.'));
                numberFormatter: value => {
                    return value == null ? null : value.toString().replace('.', ',');

    // other grid options ...

The allowedCharPattern is a regex of all the characters that are allowed to be typed. This is surrounded by square brackets [] and used as a character class to be compared against each typed character individually and prevent the character from appearing in the input if it does not match (in supported browsers).

The numberParser should take the user-entered text and return either a number if one can be interpreted, or null if not.

The numberFormatter should take a number (e.g. from the Filter Model) and convert it into the formatted text to be displayed, or null if no value.

Custom number support can be seen in the Number Filter Example above.

An allowedCharPattern of \\d\\-\\. will give similar behaviour to the default number input.

Number Filter Model

The Filter Model describes the current state of the applied Number Filter. If only one Filter Condition is set, this will be a NumberFilterModel:

If more than one Filter Condition is set, then multiple instances of the model are created and wrapped inside a Combined Model (ICombinedSimpleModel<NumberFilterModel>). A Combined Model looks as follows:

// A filter combining multiple conditions
interface ICombinedSimpleModel<NumberFilterModel> {
    filterType: string;

    operator: JoinOperator;

    // multiple instances of the Filter Model
    conditions: NumberFilterModel[];

type JoinOperator = 'AND' | 'OR';

Note that in AG Grid versions prior to 29.2, only two Filter Conditions were supported. These appeared in the Combined Model as properties condition1 and condition2. The grid will still accept and supply models using these properties, but this behaviour is deprecated. The conditions property should be used instead.

An example of a Filter Model with two conditions is as follows:

// Number Filter with two conditions, both are equals type
const numberEquals18OrEquals20 = {
    filterType: 'number',
    operator: 'OR',
    conditions: [
            filterType: 'number',
            type: 'equals',
            filter: 18
            filterType: 'number',
            type: 'equals',
            filter: 20

Number Filter Options

The Number Filter presents a list of Filter Options to the user.

The list of options are as follows:

Option NameOption KeyIncluded by Default
Not equalnotEqualYes
Less thanlessThanYes
Less than or equalslessThanOrEqualYes
Greater thangreaterThanYes
Greater than or equalsgreaterThanOrEqualYes
In rangeinRangeYes
Not blanknotBlankYes
Choose OneemptyNo

Note that the empty filter option is primarily used when creating Custom Filter Options. When 'Choose One' is displayed, the filter is not active.

The default option for the Number Filter is equals.

Number Filter Values

By default, the values supplied to the Number Filter are retrieved from the data based on the field attribute. This can be overridden by providing a filterValueGetter in the Column Definition. This is similar to using a Value Getter, but is specific to the filter.

Applying the Number Filter

Applying the Number Filter is described in more detail in the following sections:

Blank Cells

If the row data contains blanks (i.e. null or undefined), by default the row won't be included in filter results. To change this, use the filter params includeBlanksInEquals, includeBlanksInLessThan, includeBlanksInGreaterThan and includeBlanksInRange. For example, the code snippet below configures a filter to include null for equals, but not for less than, greater than or in range:

const filterParams = {
    includeBlanksInEquals: true,
    includeBlanksInLessThan: false,
    includeBlanksInGreaterThan: false,
    includeBlanksInRange: false,

In the following example you can filter by age and see how blank values are included. Note the following:

  • Column Age has both null and undefined values resulting in blank cells.
  • Toggle the controls on the top to see how includeBlanksInEquals, includeBlanksInLessThan, includeBlanksInGreaterThan and includeBlanksInRange impact the search result.

Data Updates

The Number Filter is not affected by data changes. When the grid data is updated, the filter value will remain unchanged and the filter will be re-applied based on the updated data (e.g. the displayed rows will update if necessary).

Next Up

Continue to the next section to learn about Date Filters.