DataTables 1.8 beta 4 now available

DataTables 1.8 beta 4 now available

allanallan Posts: 54,705Questions: 1Answers: 8,557 Site admin
edited May 2011 in Announcements
Hello all,

I'm very pleased to be able to tag and release DataTables 1.8 beta 4. This should be the last beta before the 1.8.0 release which I plan to do next week, baring any major mishaps! In that vain, please download and test this latest beta and ensure that it works okay on your system, reporting any issues here in the forum.

Beta 4 Package download: http://datatables.net/releases/DataTables-1.8.0.beta.4.zip

What's new in 1.8: http://datatables.net/new/1.8
Upgrade notes: http://datatables.net/upgrade/1.8
Original 1.8 announcement: http://datatables.net/forums/comments.php?DiscussionID=4852

This latest beta is a tidy up of a few issues that have been found in the new features of the 1.8 release, and rounds off one or two rough edges. Of note:

- The jQuery XHR object that is used for server-side processing and Ajax sourced data is now attached to the table's settings object as 'jqXHR' so you can access it in any of the callback functions - useful for passing extra data around in just the one XHR.

- mDataProp can now be given as a function (in addition to the integer and string types already available), which allows pre-processing of data retrieved from the data source object. For example this could be used to get the length of an array or concatenate strings.

I'm very excited about the up-coming release of DataTables 1.8 - I've been using a lot of the new features day in, day out myself and they make working with complex data and DataTables significantly easier. Lots of great plans for moving DataTables forwards after the 1.8 release :-).

Enjoy!
Allan

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  • GregPGregP Posts: 487Questions: 8Answers: 0
    Two words about the XHR object and the mDataProp: awe some.

    Just wanted to throw this out there, too: I've been using the betas exclusively since they came out (we're not in production yet; won't be for a while yet) and I haven't reported bugs simply because I haven't encountered any. The one problem that I thought was a bug turned out to be my own code, as you may recall. ;-)

    It's worth mentioning because sometimes when you don't get feedback you think, "Is nobody using this? How can I tell what needs fixing?" but in this case it's just that it's so stable, at least in my particular application.

    I'm already imagining what I might be able to do with mDataProp's ability to be given as a function....
  • allanallan Posts: 54,705Questions: 1Answers: 8,557 Site admin
    Thank you Greg! I'm loving mDataProp in my own use of DataTables - so it is great to hear that it is providing to me useful beyond just my own use.

    1.8.0 coming right up...

    Regards,
    Allan
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