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DataTables server-side processing example with hidden row information


This example shows how you might modify the client-side show/hide details rows example for use with DataTables server-side processing option.

Live example

Rendering engine Browser Platform(s) Engine version CSS grade
Loading data from server
Rendering engine Browser Platform(s) Engine version CSS grade

Initialisation code

var oTable;

/* Formating function for row details */
function fnFormatDetails ( nTr )
	var aData = oTable.fnGetData( nTr );
	var sOut = '<table cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" border="0" style="padding-left:50px;">';
	sOut += '<tr><td>Rendering engine:</td><td>'+aData[2]+' '+aData[5]+'</td></tr>';
	sOut += '<tr><td>Link to source:</td><td>Could provide a link here</td></tr>';
	sOut += '<tr><td>Extra info:</td><td>And any further details here (images etc)</td></tr>';
	sOut += '</table>';
	return sOut;

$(document).ready(function() {
	oTable = $('#example').dataTable( {
		"bProcessing": true,
		"bServerSide": true,
		"sAjaxSource": "scripts/details_col.php",
		"aoColumns": [
			{ "sClass": "center", "bSortable": false },
			{ "sClass": "center" },
			{ "sClass": "center" }
		"aaSorting": [[1, 'asc']]
	} );
	$('#example tbody td img').live( 'click', function () {
		var nTr = $(this).parents('tr')[0];
		if ( oTable.fnIsOpen(nTr) )
			/* This row is already open - close it */
			this.src = "../examples_support/details_open.png";
			oTable.fnClose( nTr );
			/* Open this row */
			this.src = "../examples_support/details_close.png";
			oTable.fnOpen( nTr, fnFormatDetails(nTr), 'details' );
	} );
} );

Server response

The code below shows the latest JSON data that has been returned from the server in response to the Ajax request made by DataTables. This will update as further requests are made.


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