Can anyone help me, how to fetch the custom module admin collection for filters drop down section in magento 2 admin.

Please find the screen shots below:


Here is the fields to display in dropdown:


This is my drop down code: under view/adminhtml/Ui_component

<column name="department" class="Ewall\HelpDesk\Ui\Component\Listing\Column\TicketDepartment">
            <argument name="data" xsi:type="array">
                <item name="options" xsi:type="object">Ewall\HelpDesk\Model\Ticket\Source\DepartmentCollection</item>
                <item name="config" xsi:type="array">
                    <item name="filter" xsi:type="string">select</item>
                    <item name="label" translate="true" xsi:type="string">Department123</item>
                    <item name="editor" xsi:type="array">
                        <item name="editorType" xsi:type="string">select</item>
                        <item name="validation" xsi:type="array">
                            <item name="required-entry" xsi:type="boolean">false</item>

and This is DepartmentCollection.php


* A Magento 2 module named Ewall/HelpDesk
* Copyright (C) 2017  Ewall Solutions Pvt Ltd
namespace Ewall\HelpDesk\Model\Ticket\Source;

class DepartmentCollection implements \Magento\Framework\Data\OptionSourceInterface
     * @var \Ewall\HelpDesk\Api\GroupRepositoryInterface
    private $departmentRepositoryInterface;

     * @var \Magento\Framework\Api\SearchCriteriaBuilder
    private $searchCriteriaBuilder;

     * @var \Magento\Framework\Convert\DataObject
    private $objectConverter;

     * @param \Ewall\HelpDesk\Api\DepartmentRepositoryInterface $departmentRepositoryInterface
     * @param \Magento\Framework\Api\SearchCriteriaBuilder $searchCriteriaBuilder
     * @param \Magento\Framework\Convert\DataObject $objectConverter
     * @param \Ewall\HelpDesk\Model\ResourceModel\Department\CollectionFactory $collectionFactory
    public function __construct(
        \Ewall\HelpDesk\Api\DepartmentRepositoryInterface $departmentRepositoryInterface,
        \Magento\Framework\Api\SearchCriteriaBuilder $searchCriteriaBuilder,
        \Magento\Framework\Convert\DataObject $objectConverter,
        \Ewall\HelpDesk\Model\ResourceModel\Department\CollectionFactory $collectionFactory
   ) {
        $this->departmentRepositoryInterface = $departmentRepositoryInterface;
        $this->searchCriteriaBuilder = $searchCriteriaBuilder;
        $this->objectConverter = $objectConverter;
        $this->_departmentCollectionFactory = $collectionFactory;

   public function toOptionArray($addEmpty = true)
      /** @var \Ewall\HelpDesk\Model\ResourceModel\Department\Collection $collection */
      $instance = \Magento\Framework\App\ObjectManager::getInstance();
      $product_collections = $instance ->get('\Ewall\HelpDesk\Model\ResourceModel\Department\CollectionFactory');
$collections = $product_collections->create();
      $options = [];
      if ($addEmpty) {
         $options[] = ['label' => __('-- Please Select a Category --'), 'value' => ''];
      foreach ($collections as $category) {
         $options[] = ['label' => $category->getTitle(), 'value' => $category->getDepartmentId()];
      return $options;


  • Add some code of your uicomponent grid
    – Priyank
    Commented Dec 19, 2017 at 5:46
  • thanks for reply @priyank ,Iam not aware of file to get the dropdown data please help me how to add. Commented Dec 19, 2017 at 5:57
  • just place your grid data code in here
    – Priyank
    Commented Dec 19, 2017 at 6:19

1 Answer 1


When you define your fields datatype and filter as select. Magento will automatically display your column filter as dropdown.

    <column name="type">
        <argument name="data" xsi:type="array">
            <item name="options" xsi:type="object">Namespace\Modulename\Model\Config\Source\Departments</item>
            <item name="config" xsi:type="array">
                <item name="filter" xsi:type="string">select</item>
                <item name="component" xsi:type="string">Magento_Ui/js/grid/columns/select</item>
                <item name="dataType" xsi:type="string">select</item>
                <item name="sorting" xsi:type="string">asc</item>
                <item name="sortOrder" xsi:type="number">2</item>
                <item name="label" translate="true" xsi:type="string">Departments</item>
  • yes iam getting dropdown but i wants to display the data in the dropdown fields Commented Dec 19, 2017 at 7:06
  • Show your option code
    – Priyank
    Commented Dec 19, 2017 at 8:47
  • Hi @priyank Please find the above code now you can get the idea Commented Dec 19, 2017 at 10:34
  • Hi Priyank finally this is worked for me Commented Dec 20, 2017 at 12:05

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