Since: DataTables 1.10

Join the elements in the result set into a string.


This method operates in exactly the same way as the Javascript array join method, combining the contents of the array (in this case the API instance) into a single string.

This method makes use of the fact that DataTables API objects are "array like", in that they inherit a lot of the abilities and methods of the Javascript Array type.

In this case, this method is a proxy for the Javascript Array.prototype.join method and is provided as a utility method for the DataTables API. For more information about the original method, please refer to the Mozilla MDN documentation for concat.


function join( separator )


Join the elements in the API instance's result set into a string.


Contents of the instance's result set joined together as a single string.


Create a comma separated string of the data in a column:

var table = new DataTable('#myTable');

var combinedData = table
	.join(', ');