select.items

Since: Select 1.0.0

Set which table items to select (rows, columns or cells). Please note - this property requires the Select extension for DataTables.

Description

Select has the ability to select rows, columns or cells in a DataTable. As well as being able to select each table element type you can also combine the selection to have multiple different item types selected at the same time.

This option provides the ability to define which table item type will be selected by user interaction with a mouse. The items to be selected can also be defined at run time using the select.items() method.

Type

string

Description:

This option can take one of the following values:

  • row - select rows
  • column - select columns
  • cell - select cells

Default

  • Value: rows

Examples

Select columns on load:

$('#example').DataTable( {
	select: {
		items: 'column'
	}
} );

Select cells on load:

$('#example').DataTable( {
	select: {
		items: 'cell'
	}
} );