Hide child rows after creating new child rows.
row().child() method, when used to set the child row's data, will retain the state of the child row visibility. So if the parent row's children are visible, they will continue to be so after setting use
row().child() to set a new value. This method provides a chaining option to quickly and easily hide the child rows after setting the new child row data.
Please note that this method is only available when
row().child() is called with a parameter set. This is because
row().child() will return the child rows if called with no parameters, which is either a
jQuery object or
undefined. When called with a parameter
row().child() returns a
DataTables.Api instance. If you need to hide a child row without any parameters being set use
It is worth saying that this method is probably of limited use, but it is included in the API for completeness!
Unlike many of the other methods which manipulate the DataTable, this method does not require
draw() to be called for the resulting change to be displayed. The child row(s) are inserted into the table without requiring that DataTables redraw.
Hide the child row(s) of a parent row
DataTables API instance.
Hide a child row immediately after setting its value:
var table = $('#example').DataTable(); // Show an initial child row table .row( ':eq(0)' ) .child( 'Extra information...' ) .show(); // Change the information and hide - without the hide() call the changed // information would be visible due to the show() above. table .row( ':eq(0)' ) .child( 'Different information' ) .hide()