Generator

Generator for Editor provides a quick and easy method to construct everything you need to use Editor on your own site. Generator will build a customised package for you that you can upload to your server and start using Editor almost immediately with a minimum of configuration. You can also built an editable table online to test out your configuration.

Note that Generator is not designed to present all of the options that are available in Editor - it is a quick start tool only! To get the most out of Editor working with the API and initialisation options is required.

Software and styling

DataTables
DataTables, Buttons, Editor, Select, jQuery 1, Moment

Server and database

Form / Table

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Once you have downloaded the generated package, you will need to complete the database connection parameters so it can actually communicate with your database. For details on how to use Generator, please refer to the Generator manual page.

Don't forget that Generator is just a quick start tool to get going with Editor only! Generator does not provide access to the full set of features that Editor has available. Complex forms and additional options can be set up and accessed through the API and initialisation options when you wish to customise Editor beyond options given in Generator.

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Software selector

DataTables and its extensions provide a wide range of options and features that can be used to enhance your table. Selecting the files that you want to include on your page can be a little complex, so Generator provides the ability to select the software you want using the options below. At a minimum jQuery, DataTables and Editor should be included. You will likely want to also include Select and Buttons and possibly a styling library.

Step 1. Choose a styling framework

DataTables' default styling.
v1.10.16
One of the most popular styling libraries around.
v3.3.7
The latest iteration of the ever popular Bootstrap framework.
v4.0.0-beta
A modern responsive styling framework.
v6.4.3
A collection of Javascript widgets as well as a styling framework.
v1.12.1
A styling framework that treats words and classes as exchangeable concepts.
v2.2.13

Step 2. Select packages

DataTables requires jQuery. Don't select either version if you already have it.
v3.2.1
Use for compatibility with older browsers. jQuery 3 requires IE9+.
v1.12.3
Don't select if you already have _STYLE_ on your page.
Moment is a date and time library, optionally used by Editor for the datetime field type.
v2.18.1
Enhance HTML tables with advanced interaction controls.
v1.10.16
Add full editing controls to your DataTables.
Editor is a commercial extension for DataTables, it requires a license to use it for longer than the free trial period. Please create an account or login to be able to include Editor in the package.
v1.7.0

Extensions

Excel-like click and drag copying and filling of data.
v2.2.2
A common framework for user interaction buttons.
v1.5.0
End user buttons to control column visibility.
v1.5.0
Create Excel, PDF, CSV files and copy data from the table. For legacy browsers.
v1.5.0
Copy to clipboard and create Excel, PDF and CSV files from the table's data.
v1.5.0
Required for the Excel HTML5 export button.
v2.5.0
Required for the PDF HTML5 export button.
v0.1.32
Button that will display a printable view of the table.
v1.5.0
Click-and-drag column reordering.
v1.4.1
Fix one or more columns to the left or right of a scrolling table.
v3.2.4
Sticky header and / or footer for the table.
v3.1.3
Keyboard navigation of cells in a table, just like a spreadsheet.
v2.3.2
Dynamically show and hide columns based on the browser size.
v2.2.1
Show similar data grouped together by a custom data point.
v1.0.2
Click-and-drag reordering of rows.
v1.2.3
Virtual rendering of a scrolling table for large data sets.
v1.4.3
Adds row, column and cell selection abilities to a table.
v1.2.4