object

Javascript Object type.

Description

Javascript's native Object type is used to create sets of information, containing data of any Javascript data type. Objects are created using: {} or new Object().

A detailed description of the Array type is available on the Mozilla Developer Network.

Use in DataTables

Where a parameter is shown as accepting an object type, or a method returning an object type, it indicates that a native object is expected / returned.

Note that typically the objects used by DataTables will be of the plain object ({}) variety, particularly when working with data sets to display in the table, however, Javascript also treats object instances created by the new keyword as objects. DataTables will also accept object instances where object is shown as the data type.