Programatically set Grid header filter

Is there a way to programmatically set the value of a select filter in a Grid column header? I don’t want to directly filter the grid data, just preset the column filter so it can be easily changed by the user.

For instance: I have a column Status that can have values of “Active”, “Inactive”, and “Disposed”. I want to only show the records with an “Active” status when the page loads, but I want the user to be able to just change the filter at the top of the Status column without having to clear some other filter first to be able to see all the records.

I’m certain this can’t be done when the grid is configured, as it doesn’t even know the potential values of the select filter until the data is loaded. But if there’s a way after the page has loaded to simulate the user setting the select filter value, it would be very helpful.

Unfortunaertly currently it is not available set the value of the header filter input of the dhtmlxGrid programatically.