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DataTables hidden row details example

Preamble

DataTables has most features enabled by default, so all you need to do to use it with one of your own tables is to call the construction function (as shown below).

Live example

Rendering engine Browser Platform(s) Engine version CSS grade
Trident Internet Explorer 4.0 Win 95+ 4 X
Trident Internet Explorer 5.0 Win 95+ 5 C
Trident Internet Explorer 5.5 Win 95+ 5.5 A
Trident Internet Explorer 6 Win 98+ 6 A
Trident Internet Explorer 7 Win XP SP2+ 7 A
Trident AOL browser (AOL desktop) Win XP 6 A
Gecko Firefox 1.0 Win 98+ / OSX.2+ 1.7 A
Gecko Firefox 1.5 Win 98+ / OSX.2+ 1.8 A
Gecko Firefox 2.0 Win 98+ / OSX.2+ 1.8 A
Gecko Firefox 3.0 Win 2k+ / OSX.3+ 1.9 A
Gecko Camino 1.0 OSX.2+ 1.8 A
Gecko Camino 1.5 OSX.3+ 1.8 A
Gecko Netscape 7.2 Win 95+ / Mac OS 8.6-9.2 1.7 A
Gecko Netscape Browser 8 Win 98SE+ 1.7 A
Gecko Netscape Navigator 9 Win 98+ / OSX.2+ 1.8 A
Gecko Mozilla 1.0 Win 95+ / OSX.1+ 1 A
Gecko Mozilla 1.1 Win 95+ / OSX.1+ 1.1 A
Gecko Mozilla 1.2 Win 95+ / OSX.1+ 1.2 A
Gecko Mozilla 1.3 Win 95+ / OSX.1+ 1.3 A
Gecko Mozilla 1.4 Win 95+ / OSX.1+ 1.4 A
Gecko Mozilla 1.5 Win 95+ / OSX.1+ 1.5 A
Gecko Mozilla 1.6 Win 95+ / OSX.1+ 1.6 A
Gecko Mozilla 1.7 Win 98+ / OSX.1+ 1.7 A
Gecko Mozilla 1.8 Win 98+ / OSX.1+ 1.8 A
Gecko Seamonkey 1.1 Win 98+ / OSX.2+ 1.8 A
Gecko Epiphany 2.20 Gnome 1.8 A
Webkit Safari 1.2 OSX.3 125.5 A
Webkit Safari 1.3 OSX.3 312.8 A
Webkit Safari 2.0 OSX.4+ 419.3 A
Webkit Safari 3.0 OSX.4+ 522.1 A
Webkit OmniWeb 5.5 OSX.4+ 420 A
Webkit iPod Touch / iPhone iPod 420.1 A
Webkit S60 S60 413 A
Presto Opera 7.0 Win 95+ / OSX.1+ - A
Presto Opera 7.5 Win 95+ / OSX.2+ - A
Presto Opera 8.0 Win 95+ / OSX.2+ - A
Presto Opera 8.5 Win 95+ / OSX.2+ - A
Presto Opera 9.0 Win 95+ / OSX.3+ - A
Presto Opera 9.2 Win 88+ / OSX.3+ - A
Presto Opera 9.5 Win 88+ / OSX.3+ - A
Presto Opera for Wii Wii - A
Presto Nokia N800 N800 - A
Presto Nintendo DS browser Nintendo DS 8.5 C/A1
KHTML Konqureror 3.1 KDE 3.1 3.1 C
KHTML Konqureror 3.3 KDE 3.3 3.3 A
KHTML Konqureror 3.5 KDE 3.5 3.5 A
Tasman Internet Explorer 4.5 Mac OS 8-9 - X
Tasman Internet Explorer 5.1 Mac OS 7.6-9 1 C
Tasman Internet Explorer 5.2 Mac OS 8-X 1 C
Misc NetFront 3.1 Embedded devices - C
Misc NetFront 3.4 Embedded devices - A
Misc Dillo 0.8 Embedded devices - X
Misc Links Text only - X
Misc Lynx Text only - X
Misc IE Mobile Windows Mobile 6 - C
Misc PSP browser PSP - C
Other browsers All others - - U

Initialisation code

/* Formating function for row details */
function fnFormatDetails ( oTable, nTr )
{
	var aData = oTable.fnGetData( nTr );
	var sOut = '<table cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" border="0" style="padding-left:50px;">';
	sOut += '<tr><td>Rendering engine:</td><td>'+aData[1]+' '+aData[4]+'</td></tr>';
	sOut += '<tr><td>Link to source:</td><td>Could provide a link here</td></tr>';
	sOut += '<tr><td>Extra info:</td><td>And any further details here (images etc)</td></tr>';
	sOut += '</table>';
	
	return sOut;
}

$(document).ready(function() {
	/*
	 * Insert a 'details' column to the table
	 */
	var nCloneTh = document.createElement( 'th' );
	var nCloneTd = document.createElement( 'td' );
	nCloneTd.innerHTML = '<img src="../examples_support/details_open.png">';
	nCloneTd.className = "center";
	
	$('#example thead tr').each( function () {
		this.insertBefore( nCloneTh, this.childNodes[0] );
	} );
	
	$('#example tbody tr').each( function () {
		this.insertBefore(  nCloneTd.cloneNode( true ), this.childNodes[0] );
	} );
	
	/*
	 * Initialse DataTables, with no sorting on the 'details' column
	 */
	var oTable = $('#example').dataTable( {
		"aoColumnDefs": [
			{ "bSortable": false, "aTargets": [ 0 ] }
		],
		"aaSorting": [[1, 'asc']]
	});
	
	/* Add event listener for opening and closing details
	 * Note that the indicator for showing which row is open is not controlled by DataTables,
	 * rather it is done here
	 */
	$('#example tbody td img').live('click', function () {
		var nTr = $(this).parents('tr')[0];
		if ( oTable.fnIsOpen(nTr) )
		{
			/* This row is already open - close it */
			this.src = "../examples_support/details_open.png";
			oTable.fnClose( nTr );
		}
		else
		{
			/* Open this row */
			this.src = "../examples_support/details_close.png";
			oTable.fnOpen( nTr, fnFormatDetails(oTable, nTr), 'details' );
		}
	} );
} );

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