server side loaded data with a column render

server side loaded data with a column render

CharleyCharley Posts: 56Questions: 14Answers: 0
edited April 22 in Free community support

I have a column defined with a render function

<th data-render="viewProject">Project #</th>

I've tried to get the function working to display make the id a link out based on the project number.

function viewProject(data, type, row, meta) {
    return data;

(I've simplified it down as much as possible to rule out any problems in the function itself)

I'm getting

DataTables warning: table id=DataTables_Table_0 - Requested unknown parameter '0' for row 0, column 0. For more information about this error, please see

I've looked here but I'm not really sure what's going on with this.

Quite a bit of that table has null values, but the first row isn't one of them. I made sure by explicitly filtering out all rows where that column is null to test.

I'm using a an ajax call that looks like

datatablesConfig.ajax = function (data, callback, settings) {
    dwrFunction(JSON.stringify(data), function (json) { 
        } catch(err){alert("ERROR MESSAGE:" + err)}

I'm wondering if that is causing me a problem because the data is changing in a way that the code isn't expecting

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  • CharleyCharley Posts: 56Questions: 14Answers: 0
    edited April 22

    looking at the "Parameter is an integer" case

    there are no row or colspans in my code; I've tried botjh




    and get the same warning in both cases

    I don't use the columns or the columndef (I have a base html table and construct everything around it)

    I'm not sure how to calculate #cells = #columns * #rows to check it

  • kthorngrenkthorngren Posts: 6,113Questions: 21Answers: 1,353
    Answer ✓

    I think this thread is discussing what you are trying to do with the data-render attribute.


  • CharleyCharley Posts: 56Questions: 14Answers: 0
    edited April 23

    These work.

    columnDefs: [{targets: [0], render:function ( data, type, row, meta ) {return  data + "test";} }],
    columnDefs: [{targets: [0], render:$.fn.dataTable.render.number( ',', '.', 2, '$' ) }],

    looking at the thread you linked, the issue is me attempting to set a renderer via data-render is the issue.

    I can't tell what it's actually expecting. It definitely shouldn't be throwing an error the way that it is.

    it seems like it would be pretty trivial to
    1. Check to get"render")
    2. check to see if typeof window["render")] == "function"
    3. if so, set column.render = window["render")]
    4. if not, check any other valid use of data-render as a string. as I mentioned, I'm not sure if there actually is any valid use of that parameter.
    5. otherwise ignore the parameter

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