Whole row - icon controls

This example demonstrates Editor's full row inline editing ability (i.e. having multiple cells in a single row editable at the same time) with icons used to trigger actions such as editing and deleting rows. This is done by triggering the inline() and remove() methods, respectively, as the icons are clicked.

First name Last name Position Office Start date Salary
  • Javascript
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Ajax
  • Server-side script
  • Comments

The Javascript shown below is used to initialise the table shown in this example:

var editor; // use a global for the submit and return data rendering in the examples $(document).ready(function() { editor = new $.fn.dataTable.Editor( { ajax: "../php/staff.php", table: "#example", fields: [ { label: "First name:", name: "first_name" }, { label: "Last name:", name: "last_name" }, { label: "Position:", name: "position" }, { label: "Office:", name: "office" }, { label: "Extension:", name: "extn" }, { label: "Start date:", name: "start_date", type: "datetime" }, { label: "Salary:", name: "salary" } ] } ); // Activate an inline edit on click of a table cell $('#example').on( 'click', 'tbody td.row-edit', function (e) { editor.inline( table.cells(this.parentNode, '*').nodes(), { submitTrigger: this, submitHtml: '<i class="fa fa-play"/>' } ); } ); // Delete row $('#example').on( 'click', 'tbody td.row-remove', function (e) { editor.remove( this.parentNode, { title: 'Delete record', message: 'Are you sure you wish to delete this record?', buttons: 'Delete' } ); } ); var table = $('#example').DataTable( { dom: "Bfrtip", ajax: "../php/staff.php", order: [[ 1, 'asc' ]], columns: [ { data: null, defaultContent: '', className: 'select-checkbox', orderable: false }, { data: "first_name" }, { data: "last_name" }, { data: "position" }, { data: "office" }, { data: "start_date" }, { data: "salary", render: $.fn.dataTable.render.number( ',', '.', 0, '$' ) }, { data: null, defaultContent: '<i class="fa fa-pencil"/>', className: 'row-edit dt-center', orderable: false }, { data: null, defaultContent: '<i class="fa fa-trash"/>', className: 'row-remove dt-center', orderable: false }, ], select: { style: 'os', selector: 'td:first-child' }, buttons: [ { extend: "create", editor: editor }, { extend: "edit", editor: editor }, { extend: "remove", editor: editor } ] } ); } );

In addition to the above code, the following Javascript library files are loaded for use in this example:

The HTML shown below is the raw HTML table element, before it has been enhanced by DataTables:

This example uses a little bit of additional CSS beyond what is loaded from the library files (below), in order to correctly display the table. The additional CSS used is shown below:

The following CSS library files are loaded for use in this example to provide the styling of the table:

This table loads data by Ajax. The latest data that has been loaded is shown below. This data will update automatically as any additional data is loaded.

The script used to perform the server-side processing for this table is shown below. Please note that this is just an example script using PHP. Server-side processing scripts can be written in any language, using the protocol described in the DataTables documentation.

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