Column controlled child rows

Responsive has two built in methods for displaying the controlling element of the child rows; inline which is the default option and shows the control in the first column, and column which sets a control column as the control. The control column is shown only when there is some other column hidden, and is dedicated only to the show / hide control for the rows.

This example shows the responsive.details.type option set to column to activate the control column. Note that by default the first column is used as the control, so additionally in the initialisation the order and columns.orderable options are used to disable sorting on this column.

First name Last name Position Office Age Start date Salary Extn.
Tiger Nixon System Architect Edinburgh 61 2011/04/25 $320,800 5421
Garrett Winters Accountant Tokyo 63 2011/07/25 $170,750 8422
Ashton Cox Junior Technical Author San Francisco 66 2009/01/12 $86,000 1562
Cedric Kelly Senior Javascript Developer Edinburgh 22 2012/03/29 $433,060 6224
Airi Satou Accountant Tokyo 33 2008/11/28 $162,700 5407
Brielle Williamson Integration Specialist New York 61 2012/12/02 $372,000 4804
Herrod Chandler Sales Assistant San Francisco 59 2012/08/06 $137,500 9608
Rhona Davidson Integration Specialist Tokyo 55 2010/10/14 $327,900 6200
Colleen Hurst Javascript Developer San Francisco 39 2009/09/15 $205,500 2360
Sonya Frost Software Engineer Edinburgh 23 2008/12/13 $103,600 1667
Jena Gaines Office Manager London 30 2008/12/19 $90,560 3814
Quinn Flynn Support Lead Edinburgh 22 2013/03/03 $342,000 9497
Charde Marshall Regional Director San Francisco 36 2008/10/16 $470,600 6741
Haley Kennedy Senior Marketing Designer London 43 2012/12/18 $313,500 3597
Tatyana Fitzpatrick Regional Director London 19 2010/03/17 $385,750 1965
Michael Silva Marketing Designer London 66 2012/11/27 $198,500 1581
Paul Byrd Chief Financial Officer (CFO) New York 64 2010/06/09 $725,000 3059
Gloria Little Systems Administrator New York 59 2009/04/10 $237,500 1721
Bradley Greer Software Engineer London 41 2012/10/13 $132,000 2558
Dai Rios Personnel Lead Edinburgh 35 2012/09/26 $217,500 2290
Jenette Caldwell Development Lead New York 30 2011/09/03 $345,000 1937
Yuri Berry Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) New York 40 2009/06/25 $675,000 6154
Caesar Vance Pre-Sales Support New York 21 2011/12/12 $106,450 8330
Doris Wilder Sales Assistant Sidney 23 2010/09/20 $85,600 3023
Angelica Ramos Chief Executive Officer (CEO) London 47 2009/10/09 $1,200,000 5797
Gavin Joyce Developer Edinburgh 42 2010/12/22 $92,575 8822
Jennifer Chang Regional Director Singapore 28 2010/11/14 $357,650 9239
Brenden Wagner Software Engineer San Francisco 28 2011/06/07 $206,850 1314
Fiona Green Chief Operating Officer (COO) San Francisco 48 2010/03/11 $850,000 2947
Shou Itou Regional Marketing Tokyo 20 2011/08/14 $163,000 8899
Michelle House Integration Specialist Sidney 37 2011/06/02 $95,400 2769
Suki Burks Developer London 53 2009/10/22 $114,500 6832
Prescott Bartlett Technical Author London 27 2011/05/07 $145,000 3606
Gavin Cortez Team Leader San Francisco 22 2008/10/26 $235,500 2860
Martena Mccray Post-Sales support Edinburgh 46 2011/03/09 $324,050 8240
Unity Butler Marketing Designer San Francisco 47 2009/12/09 $85,675 5384
Howard Hatfield Office Manager San Francisco 51 2008/12/16 $164,500 7031
Hope Fuentes Secretary San Francisco 41 2010/02/12 $109,850 6318
Vivian Harrell Financial Controller San Francisco 62 2009/02/14 $452,500 9422
Timothy Mooney Office Manager London 37 2008/12/11 $136,200 7580
Jackson Bradshaw Director New York 65 2008/09/26 $645,750 1042
Olivia Liang Support Engineer Singapore 64 2011/02/03 $234,500 2120
Bruno Nash Software Engineer London 38 2011/05/03 $163,500 6222
Sakura Yamamoto Support Engineer Tokyo 37 2009/08/19 $139,575 9383
Thor Walton Developer New York 61 2013/08/11 $98,540 8327
Finn Camacho Support Engineer San Francisco 47 2009/07/07 $87,500 2927
Serge Baldwin Data Coordinator Singapore 64 2012/04/09 $138,575 8352
Zenaida Frank Software Engineer New York 63 2010/01/04 $125,250 7439
Zorita Serrano Software Engineer San Francisco 56 2012/06/01 $115,000 4389
Jennifer Acosta Junior Javascript Developer Edinburgh 43 2013/02/01 $75,650 3431
Cara Stevens Sales Assistant New York 46 2011/12/06 $145,600 3990
Hermione Butler Regional Director London 47 2011/03/21 $356,250 1016
Lael Greer Systems Administrator London 21 2009/02/27 $103,500 6733
Jonas Alexander Developer San Francisco 30 2010/07/14 $86,500 8196
Shad Decker Regional Director Edinburgh 51 2008/11/13 $183,000 6373
Michael Bruce Javascript Developer Singapore 29 2011/06/27 $183,000 5384
Donna Snider Customer Support New York 27 2011/01/25 $112,000 4226
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  • Javascript
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Ajax
  • Server-side script
  • Comments

The Javascript shown below is used to initialise the table shown in this example:

$(document).ready(function() { $('#example').DataTable( { responsive: { details: { type: 'column' } }, columnDefs: [ { className: 'control', orderable: false, targets: 0 } ], order: [ 1, 'asc' ] } ); } );

In addition to the above code, the following Javascript library files are loaded for use in this example:

The HTML shown below is the raw HTML table element, before it has been enhanced by DataTables:

This example uses a little bit of additional CSS beyond what is loaded from the library files (below), in order to correctly display the table. The additional CSS used is shown below:

The following CSS library files are loaded for use in this example to provide the styling of the table:

This table loads data by Ajax. The latest data that has been loaded is shown below. This data will update automatically as any additional data is loaded.

The script used to perform the server-side processing for this table is shown below. Please note that this is just an example script using PHP. Server-side processing scripts can be written in any language, using the protocol described in the DataTables documentation.

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