Joined Tables demo confusion

Joined Tables demo confusion

burncharburnchar Posts: 118Questions: 12Answers: 0
edited September 2012 in Editor
I am trying to implement the joined table functionality of the Editor (commercial license) and am fairly confused over how to move forward.

Consider the following snippet (from the syntax-colored code in ):

// Use the 'name' property from the 'dept' object in the
// JSON. It might not be set, so we also provide a default.
"mData": "",
"sDefaultContent": ""


Using [code]"sAjaxSource": "php/join.php"[/code] I figured out the absolute URI to get the AJAX source data is:

(It would be nice if I didn't have to do this -- see previous post today, "Documentation hopes". Maybe I'm missing something though.)

The actual contents of the 'dept' object are as follows:

// **** trimmed for brevity... ****

I don't get it. Where is the 'name' property?
Where is the 'id' property mentioned in the following code:

"label": "Department:",
// The 'id' value from the property is used to set the value
// of the select list.
"name": "",
"type": "select"


  • allanallan Posts: 55,861Questions: 1Answers: 8,827 Site admin
    You've only picked a small amount of the JSON that is returned from the server in the demo there. The rest of it looks like this:

    "id": -1,
    "error": "",
    "fieldErrors": [],
    "data": [],
    "aaData": [{
    "DT_RowId": "row_1",
    "first_name": "Quynn",
    "last_name": "Contreras",
    "dept": {
    "id": "1",
    "name": "IT"
    "access": [{
    "id": "1",
    "name": "Printer"
    }, {
    "id": "3",
    "name": "Desktop"
    }, {
    "id": "4",
    "name": "VMs"
    "extra": {}

    Going back to edit my post in your other thread based on this... :-)

  • burncharburnchar Posts: 118Questions: 12Answers: 0
    Please move this to the editor forum. I am not sure how I ended up posting it in General.
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