edit

Since: Editor 1.5.0

A button that will edit one or more existing rows using Editor. Please note - this property requires the Editor extension for DataTables.

Description

The edit button type is added to DataTables by Editor and provides a pre-defined button that will call the edit() method to trigger the editing of the selected rows in the DataTable.

It uses the Select extension for DataTables to determine what data is selected in the DataTable, and provide that information to the edit() method to edit that data.

All of the options available for the edit() method's form options are available through the button options (namely formButtons, formMessage and formTitle).

This button requires that the editor option must be set, which tells the button which Editor instance to operate on when activated. In this way multiple Editor instances could be attached to a single DataTable if required.

Options

This button can have the following options set in its configuration object to customise its actions and display:

Examples

A single, simple edit button for the Editor instance myEditor:

$('#myTable').DataTable( {
	buttons: [
		{
			extend: 'edit',
			editor: myEditor
		}
	]
} );

Create, edit and remove buttons, all with default options:

$('#myTable').DataTable( {
	buttons: [
		{ extend: 'create', editor: myEditor },
		{ extend: 'edit',   editor: myEditor },
		{ extend: 'remove', editor: myEditor }
	]
} );

An edit button with a cancel button:

$('#myTable').DataTable( {
	buttons: [
		{
			extend: 'edit',
			editor: myEditor,
			formButtons: [
				{
					label: 'Cancel',
					fn: function () { this.close(); }
				},
				'Save row'
			]
		}
	]
} );

A edit button with a custom title using a function:

$('#myTable').DataTable( {
	buttons: [
		{
			extend: 'edit',
			editor: myEditor,
			formTitle: function ( editor, dt ) {
				// Get the data for the row and use a property from it in the
				// form title
				var rowData = dt.row({selected:true}).data();

				return 'Editing data for '+rowData.first_name;
			}
		}
	]
} );