Since: DataTables 2.0

Text for search control.


This option defines the string that will be used for the search input for the table. It should contain a description to let the end user know what the input is for. Please see language.search for full details of the options for this string, including the _INPUT_ replacement string.

This option will default to the value given by language.search, which should generally be preferred over this option as the language strings can be loaded by Ajax and shared for the whole table, but if needed, this option is available to override that.


This option can be given in the following type(s):


Defaults to the language.search option's value.


Provide search input string:

new DataTable('#myTable', {
	layout: {
		topEnd: {
			search: {
				text: 'Search table: _INPUT_'


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