Responsive integration

Editor's inline editing mode supports the Responsive extension for DataTables. Responsive will automatically adjust the visibility of columns in your tables so the the layout of information is nicely presented, regardless of screen size. When columns are hidden, Responsive can add a show / hide button to allow the end user to see the information from the hidden columns.

To trigger inline editing of data in a Responsive "details row", the span element that contains the data can be passed in to inline() just the same way a table cell can. The selector used to trigger inline editing in this example will select cells from the table and the Responsive details cells.

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 // or a DataTables Responsive data cell $('#example').on( 'click', 'tbody td:not(.child), tbody span.dtr-data', function (e) { // Ignore the Responsive control and checkbox columns if ( $(this).hasClass( 'control' ) || $(this).hasClass('select-checkbox') ) { return; } editor.inline( this ); } ); $('#example').DataTable( { responsive: true, dom: "Bfrtip", ajax: "../php/staff.php", columns: [ { // Responsive control column data: null, defaultContent: '', className: 'control', orderable: false }, { // Checkbox select column data: null, defaultContent: '', className: 'select-checkbox', orderable: false }, { data: "first_name" }, { data: "last_name", className: 'never' }, { data: "position" }, { data: "office" }, { data: "start_date" }, { data: "salary", render: $.fn.dataTable.render.number( ',', '.', 0, '$' ) } ], order: [ 2, 'asc' ], select: { style: 'os', selector: 'td.select-checkbox' }, 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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