Abstract Types

This is the searchPanes extension for DataTables. It allows results to be filtered based on the values of columns.

This example demonstrates how to allow the panes to sort correctly for abstract data Types. Simply include the plugin for the column in the main DataTable and the pane will use the same type for its column.

Server Name IP Address
Zeus 90.4.3.2
Hermes 90.321.1.6
Hades 2.6.6.6
Posiedon 0.1.2.3
Athena 172.4.12.1111
Bill 172.29.0.162
Bob 172.29.0.162
Ben 172.29.0.162
Server Name IP Address
  • 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 dt = $('#example').DataTable({ dom: 'Plfrtip', columnDefs: [ {type: 'ip-address', targets: 1}, { searchPanes: { show: true }, targets: ['_all'] } ] }); });

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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