language.searchPlaceholder

Since: DataTables 1.10.1

Search input element placeholder attribute.

Description

HTML 5 introduces a placeholder attribute for input type="text" elements to provide informational text for an input control when it has no value.

This parameter can be used to set a value for the placeholder attribute in a DataTable's search input.

Type

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

Default

  • Value:

The default value for this parameter is an empty string, meaning that it will not be visible to the end user.

Examples

Set a placeholder:

$('#example').dataTable( {
	language: {
		searchPlaceholder: "Search records"
	}
} );

Search input with no label - just the placeholder:

$('#example').dataTable( {
	language: {
		search: "_INPUT_",
		searchPlaceholder: "Search..."
	}
} );

Related

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