keys.focus

Since: KeyTable KeyTable 2.0.0

Cell to receive initial focus in the table. Please note - this property requires the KeyTable extension for DataTables.

Description

This option can be used to define what cell in the table (if any) will automatically receive focus when the table is initialised with KeyTable enabled.

The value of this option will be over-ridden if state saving is enabled in DataTables (stateSave) and there is a saved focused cell - i.e. the state saved focused cell will instead receive the focus.

Type

cell-selector

Description:

The cell that will receive focus when the table is initialised. This accepts all of the options of cell-selector such as class name selector, jQuery pseudo selects and cell index selectors.

Default

  • Value: null

The table will not automatically receive focus when initialised

Example

Automatically focus on the first cell in the table:

$('#myTable').DataTable( {
	keys: {
		focus: ':eq(0)'
	}
} );

Related

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