When a user enters characters into the search bar (not individual column search)

When a user enters characters into the search bar (not individual column search)

rdigiorgiordigiorgio Posts: 20Questions: 9Answers: 0

To reproduce the issue, create a Datatable with a global search and use ajax to provide the search results. The defaults make a request for every character typed. This creates very large loads on servers.

We would like to require the user to push the enter key to start a search we are getting too many requests for each character. Another option would be to have some type of rate-limiting.

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  • kthorngrenkthorngren Posts: 13,631Questions: 25Answers: 3,207
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    Sounds like you have server side processing enabled. There are many threads on the forum with this question. See if this thread helps.

    Kevin

  • rdigiorgiordigiorgio Posts: 20Questions: 9Answers: 0

    I want the same behavior on Column Search. Is the identification of the DOM element input too broad?

  • kthorngrenkthorngren Posts: 13,631Questions: 25Answers: 3,207
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    Is the identification of the DOM element input too broad?

    Are you asking about this selector $(".dataTables_filter input")?

    You can make it more specific if you want.

    Kevin

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