Since: Editor 1.0

Enable one or more fields, allowing user input.
Please note - this property requires the Editor extension for DataTables.

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It can at times be useful to enable and disable a particular field, or set of fields, allowing and preventing the user from modifying the field's value. This method provides the ability to enable a field control for user input.

This is the inverse of the disable() method which will disable a currently enabled field.

Note that the field().enable() method introduced in Editor 1.3 provides the same functionality as this method. Both forms will continue to be supported in future versions of Editor, and they can often be used interchangeably. The key difference is in the return value - this method will return a DataTables.Editor instance, while the field().enable() method returns a DataTables.Editor.Field instance. This can effect how you chain methods if you are using the returned value for chaining.