scrollX Table Width Question

scrollX Table Width Question

atlanatlan Posts: 3Questions: 0Answers: 0
edited March 2013 in General
Hey all,

I am somehow lost on controlling the width of a table that has the scrollX option set. You can find the example here:

http://www.whatthedoof.com/datatables_example/test.html
Debug Code: eholip

When you open the page, you will probably (depending on your resolution) notice that the table spans far beyond the page.
Somehow I thought that enabling scrolling on the x-axis should exactly avoid that.
In the end I would like to have the table span 3/4 of a page.

Am I doing something wrong or did I misinterpret the function?
I tried several css things to get this under control, but did not succeed. I have to admit though that I am not exactly a css lover ;-)

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  • atlanatlan Posts: 3Questions: 0Answers: 0
    Hm, nevermind. I finally got it working.
    The scrollX parameter unfortunately does not work for me. No matter what value I put in there (100px, 50%, etc) the table always spans beyond he page.

    By removing scrollXInner and adjusting the outer div's width that is on the page, I got my desired layout.

    http://www.whatthedoof.com/datatables_example/test1.html

    I still would like to know if I am doing something fundamentally wrong or if there is a bug with the scrollX parameter.

    Thx
  • allanallan Posts: 49,060Questions: 1Answers: 7,174 Site admin
    sScrollX should never be anything other than 100%. If you want a different container size, then you should make the container size different. Also sScrollXInner should only really be used for demos - I regret putting it in actually...

    Allan
  • atlanatlan Posts: 3Questions: 0Answers: 0
    Thx Allan for the prompt response!
    That explains. I am good now.
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