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Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'asSorting' of undefined
  • Hi, I keep getting this error and I'm not sure how to fix it. Here is the code in my html file:
    <script type="text/javascript">
    $(document).ready( function () {
        $('#table_id').dataTable( {
        	"aaSorting"= []
        	"aLengthMenu": [[10, 25, 50, -1], [10, 25, 50, "All"]],
            iDisplayLength: 25,    
            iDisplayStart: 3,
            "oLanguage": {
                "sZeroRecords": "There are no records that match your search criterion",
                "sLengthMenu": "Display _MENU_ records per page",
                "sInfo": "Displaying _START_ to _END_ of _TOTAL_ records",
                "sInfoEmpty": "Showing 0 to 0 of 0 records",
                "sInfoFiltered": "(filtered from _MAX_ total records)"
            sPagination: "full_numbers",
            bStateSave: true,
            sScorollX: "300px", 
            sScrollY: "200px",
            oSearch: { "sSearch": "Type here...", "bRegex": false, "bSmart": false }
        	} );
  • It is saying that the error is in the jquery.dataTables.js on line: 6521

    for ( j=0, jLen=oColumn.asSorting.length ; j<jLen ; j++ )
  • In my case I was using DataTables with pivot js and the error was because I hadn't setup column headers properly. Through google I've found that it could also be if you are using <td> instead of <th> in your tbales <thead> in my case my <thead><tr> was empty.
  • @stantor195 - Can you link us to your page please?

    @larryweya - good to hear you found a solution tot he problem you had. With DataTables 1.9 you should be able to use TH and TD elements interchangeably with DataTables - either should work fine :-)

  • Cannot connect to server I'm afraid... :-). Is it only up for part of the day?

  • This error is generated when no <thead> section is provided. Make sure you have one in your table!
  • I had this problem when I incorrectly defined my aaSorting like this:
    "aaSorting": [0, 'asc']
    instead of:
    "aaSorting": [[0, 'asc']]
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