Ajax data source with objects

This example demonstrates the rowReorder.dataSrc property in use. In order to be able to perform its data swap operation for row reordering, RowReorder needs to know what data property contains the sequence number. It uses the same nested object dot notation as columns.data should you need to use nested data.

In this example, it makes use of the ID column. You generally wouldn't swap data on the ID, use a sequence number instead, but the example has an id property which is useful for this demonstration.

ID Name Position Office Extn. Start date Salary
ID Name Position Office Extn. Start date Salary
  • 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() { var table = $('#example').DataTable( { ajax: '../../../../examples/ajax/data/objects.txt', columns: [ { data: 'id' }, { data: 'name' }, { data: 'position' }, { data: 'office' }, { data: 'extn' }, { data: 'start_date' }, { data: 'salary' } ], rowReorder: { dataSrc: 'id' } } ); } );

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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