Our application uses grouped grids but doesn’t use the built-in collapse feature. We instead hide the collapse arrow to disable the option. This leaves an empty space to the left of the parent grid label (where the collapse arrow would normally sit) and an empty column on the left side of all child grids. We’re looking for a more “official” and supported way of achieving the effect that removing ‘[group]=“groups”’ currently achieves. We’d like to minimize the amount of nonstandard code we’re introducing to our Kendo implementation as well as minimize unintended consequences of altering the grid code.