Can we render a javascript or jquery html object in 'columns.render' function?

Can we render a javascript or jquery html object in 'columns.render' function?

ravikavya01ravikavya01 Posts: 2Questions: 1Answers: 0
edited June 2019 in Free community support

Hi There,

I am running into a problem. I just want to add a button on each row and I have achieved it by using below code

Codepen url: https://codepen.io/ravi-shukla/pen/GbZXzj?editors=0010

$('#example').DataTable({
data: data,
 "columns": [           
   { "data": "name" },
   { 
     "data": "name",
     "render": function ( data, type, row, meta ) {
       return '<span>'+data+'</span>';
     }
   }
 ],
});

But i just want to render a javascript object like below:

$('#example').DataTable({
   data: data,
   "columns": [           
     { "data": "name" },
     { 
       "data": "name",
       "render": function ( data, type, row, meta ) {
          return $('span');
       }
     }
   ],
});

is it possible?

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Answers

  • kthorngrenkthorngren Posts: 13,581Questions: 25Answers: 3,194

    Here are two examples of placing buttons in each row:

    Using columns.render:
    http://live.datatables.net/qemodapi/1/edit

    Using defaultContent:
    http://live.datatables.net/xijecupo/1/edit

    Kevin

  • ravikavya01ravikavya01 Posts: 2Questions: 1Answers: 0

    Hi Kevin,

    Thanks for your reply,

    Actually, I am using angular and whatever I want to achieve can possible with the appending JQuery or JavaScript object.

    Thanks

  • HassanDomeDeneaHassanDomeDenea Posts: 29Questions: 10Answers: 0

    I'm facing this problem too with vue.
    Any one found a workaround for appending object-elements in render() ?

  • allanallan Posts: 54,529Questions: 1Answers: 8,526 Site admin

    Currently no - column.render cannot return a DOM element. It but return a string or a number.

    Allan

  • DarckCrystaleDarckCrystale Posts: 6Questions: 2Answers: 0

    Hi! In case it helps someone, you can do something like that to render a DOM component in column.render:

    render: function (data, type, row) {
        let button = $('<a>')
                .attr('href', row.url_move_up)
                .attr('class', 'btn btn-info btn-sm')
                .html('<i class="fas fa-level-up-alt"></i> Move up')
                .prop('outerHTML');
        return button;
    }
    
  • I_AM_AL_XI_AM_AL_X Posts: 4Questions: 0Answers: 0

    I also need to have "column.render" accept a DOM Element, which is a JavaScript object, rather than a simple value or HTML. The "outerHTML" idea does not work for me because the system creating the element tracks and works with the element, so the original element, not a clone, is needed.

  • kthorngrenkthorngren Posts: 13,581Questions: 25Answers: 3,194

    @I_AM_AL_X Can you use createdRow or columns.createdCell for what you need? IF this doesn't help please provide more details of what you are trying to do.

    Kevin

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