Predefined States from Ajax

This example shows how predefined states can be supplied using the stateRestore extension. The state present under the Saved States button contains a predefined state that will scroll the table and apply an order to the third column.

Renaming, updating and removing this state could all be disabled using the stateRestore.rename, and stateRestore.remove options. Because it is built into the ajax data that is sent initially, the state will always be present on a new page load, even if it has been removed previously.

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

$(document).ready(function() { $('#example').DataTable({ dom: 'Blfrtip', ajax: { url: "../data/2500States.txt", dataSrc: 'data' }, deferRender: true, scrollY: 200, scrollCollapse: true, scroller: true, buttons:['savedStates'] }); });

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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