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FixedColumns example - individual column filtering

Preamble

This example shows a fairly complex example of FixedColumns in action. Primarily it shows how multiple rows can be used in the THEAD or TFOOT element of the table such that you can provide extra information. In this case it shows how a column filter could be implemented.

Live example

Rendering engine Browser Platform(s) Engine version CSS grade
Rendering engine Browser Platform(s) Engine version CSS grade
Trident Internet Explorer 4.0 Win 95+ (Entity: &) 4 X
Trident Internet Explorer 5.0 Win 95+ 5 C
Trident Internet Explorer 5.5 Win 95+ 5.5 A
Trident Internet Explorer 6 Win 98+ 6 A
Trident Internet Explorer 7 Win XP SP2+ 7 A
Trident AOL browser (AOL desktop) Win XP 6 A
Gecko (UTF-8: $¢€) Firefox 1.0 Win 98+ / OSX.2+ 1.7 A
Gecko Firefox 1.5 Win 98+ / OSX.2+ 1.8 A
Gecko Firefox 2.0 Win 98+ / OSX.2+ 1.8 A
Gecko Firefox 3.0 Win 2k+ / OSX.3+ 1.9 A
Gecko Camino 1.0 OSX.2+ 1.8 A
Gecko Camino 1.5 OSX.3+ 1.8 A
Gecko Netscape 7.2 Win 95+ / Mac OS 8.6-9.2 1.7 A
Gecko Netscape Browser 8 Win 98SE+ 1.7 A
Gecko Netscape Navigator 9 Win 98+ / OSX.2+ 1.8 A
Gecko Mozilla 1.0 Win 95+ / OSX.1+ 1 A
Gecko Mozilla 1.1 Win 95+ / OSX.1+ 1.1 A
Gecko Mozilla 1.2 Win 95+ / OSX.1+ 1.2 A
Gecko Mozilla 1.3 Win 95+ / OSX.1+ 1.3 A
Gecko Mozilla 1.4 Win 95+ / OSX.1+ 1.4 A
Gecko Mozilla 1.5 Win 95+ / OSX.1+ 1.5 A
Gecko Mozilla 1.6 Win 95+ / OSX.1+ 1.6 A
Gecko Mozilla 1.7 Win 98+ / OSX.1+ 1.7 A
Gecko Mozilla 1.8 Win 98+ / OSX.1+ 1.8 A
Gecko Seamonkey 1.1 Win 98+ / OSX.2+ 1.8 A
Gecko Epiphany 2.20 Gnome 1.8 A
Webkit Safari 1.2 OSX.3 125.5 A
Webkit Safari 1.3 OSX.3 312.8 A
Webkit Safari 2.0 OSX.4+ 419.3 A
Webkit Safari 3.0 OSX.4+ 522.1 A
Webkit OmniWeb 5.5 OSX.4+ 420 A
Webkit iPod Touch / iPhone iPod 420.1 A
Webkit S60 S60 413 A
Presto Opera 7.0 Win 95+ / OSX.1+ - A
Presto Opera 7.5 Win 95+ / OSX.2+ - A
Presto Opera 8.0 Win 95+ / OSX.2+ - A
Presto Opera 8.5 Win 95+ / OSX.2+ - A
Presto Opera 9.0 Win 95+ / OSX.3+ - A
Presto Opera 9.2 Win 88+ / OSX.3+ - A
Presto Opera 9.5 Win 88+ / OSX.3+ - A
Presto Opera for Wii Wii - A
Presto Nokia N800 N800 - A
Presto Nintendo DS browser Nintendo DS 8.5 C/A
KHTML Konqureror 3.1 KDE 3.1 3.1 C
KHTML Konqureror 3.3 KDE 3.3 3.3 A
KHTML Konqureror 3.5 KDE 3.5 3.5 A
Tasman Internet Explorer 4.5 Mac OS 8-9 - X
Tasman Internet Explorer 5.1 Mac OS 7.6-9 1 C
Tasman Internet Explorer 5.2 Mac OS 8-X 1 C
Misc NetFront 3.1 Embedded devices - C
Misc NetFront 3.4 Embedded devices - A
Misc Dillo 0.8 Embedded devices - X
Misc Links Text only - X
Misc Lynx Text only - X
Misc IE Mobile Windows Mobile 6 - C
Misc PSP browser PSP - C
Other browsers All others - - U

Initialisation code

$(document).ready(function() {
	var oTable;
	
	/* Use the elements to store their own index */
	$("thead input").each( function (i) {
		this.visibleIndex = i;
	} );
	
	$("thead input").keyup( function () {
		/* If there is no visible index then we are in the cloned node */
		var visIndex = typeof this.visibleIndex == 'undefined' ? 0 : this.visibleIndex;
		
		/* Filter on the column (the index) of this element */
		oTable.fnFilter( this.value, visIndex );
	} );
	
	/*
	 * Support functions to provide a little bit of 'user friendlyness' to the textboxes
	 */
	$("thead input").each( function (i) {
		this.initVal = this.value;
	} );
	
	$("thead input").focus( function () {
		if ( this.className == "search_init" )
		{
			this.className = "";
			this.value = "";
		}
	} );
	
	$("thead input").blur( function (i) {
		if ( this.value == "" )
		{
			this.className = "search_init";
			this.value = this.initVal;
		}
	} );
	
	oTable = $('#example').dataTable( {
		"sScrollX": "100%",
		"sScrollXInner": "150%",
		"bScrollCollapse": true,
		"sDom": 'C<"clear">lfrtip',
		"aoColumnDefs": [
			{ "bVisible": false, "aTargets": [ 2 ] }
		],
		"oLanguage": {
			"sSearch": "Search all columns:"
		}
	} );
	new FixedColumns( oTable );
} );

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