Since: KeyTable 2.6.0

Return key was used to submit an Editor inline edit.
Please note - this property requires the KeyTable extension for DataTables.


The key-return-submit event is triggered if KeyTable is controlling inline editing for Editor and the end user submits the form by pressing the enter key. It is not activated when the form is initially placed into edit mode if done so by using the enter key.

This can be used to perform an action on the table after the submission is complete, such as moving the KeyTable focus to act more like Excel.


function function( e, datatable, cell )



Move focus to the right after a return key submit:

var table = new DataTable('#myTable', {
	keys: true

table.on('key-return-submit', function (e, datatable, cell) {


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