key example inline editing gives error

key example inline editing gives error

ronald.woutersronald.wouters Posts: 9Questions: 4Answers: 0

Hi all
I am trying out the example in :
https://datatables.net/reference/event/key

Wheninline(cell) is called I always get the following error:
Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'contents' of undefined

Here is my code based on the example above:

        var expensesDataTable = initOtherExpensesTable(); // KeyTable enabled

        expensesDataTable.on('key', function (e, datatable, key, cell, originalEvent) {
            if (key === 13) {
                console.log('return key pressed');
                expensesEditor
                    .one( 'close', function () {
                        expensesDataTable.keys.enable();
                    } )
                    .inline( cell );

                expensesDataTable.keys.disable();            }
        });

Here is the code causing the problem (last line of snippet below) :

        this._edit(a, k, "inline", c, function() {
            var a = e._formOptions(c);
            if (!e._preopen("inline"))
                return e;
            var b = g.contents().detach();

Has anyone got this example working ?
Any ideas what might be wrong ?

Regards,
Ronald Wouters

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  • colincolin Posts: 5,590Questions: 0Answers: 976

    Hi @ronald.wouters ,

    You could do something like this instead: http://live.datatables.net/rusiviyo/1/edit .

    If that doesn't work, would you be able to modify that example to demonstrate the problem, please.

    Cheers,

    Colin

  • ronald.woutersronald.wouters Posts: 9Questions: 4Answers: 0
    edited June 18

    Hi @colin

    the code in your example was in fact very similar to my starting point. The example code hower enables triggering inline editing on all columns. My requirements force me to trigger inline editing on some columns and bubble-editing on others. That is why I started looking at the "key" example.
    Anyway, I modfied the example as you requested and it now produces the same error I get on my machine. You need to open the Chrome Dev Tools console however to fully see the error and the stacktrace.
    Here is the updated example url:
    http://live.datatables.net/rusiviyo/2/edit

    Just for future reference, I am attaching a screenshot I just made here also (below).
    Regards,
    Ronald.

  • allanallan Posts: 50,047Questions: 1Answers: 7,403 Site admin
    Answer ✓

    Hi,

    The problem is that when you press return and open inline editing, it immediately starts listening for the return key itself. Which is still being processed, so it immediately submits and closes. You need a small delay to break that thread: http://live.datatables.net/mopipume/2/edit .

    Allan

  • colincolin Posts: 5,590Questions: 0Answers: 976
    Answer ✓

    Hi @ronald.wouters ,

    Just to note, I had to use a higher timeout, 10 was too short for me but 100 works consistently. Also, note the value passed to inline(), this has changed fro your example.

    Cheers,

    Colin

  • ronald.woutersronald.wouters Posts: 9Questions: 4Answers: 0
    edited June 19

    I also used a timeout of 100 and it works. Thanks.

    This means the original example should probably be updated to show the use of the timeout and the changed value passed to inline() because "my example" was just a copy/paste of the original with some name changes.
    Who takes care of that ?

    Also, why was the line to disable keys commented out ?
    That line was also present in the official "reference" example.

    Regards,
    Ronald

  • colincolin Posts: 5,590Questions: 0Answers: 976

    Me - I've done it already :)

    C

  • ronald.woutersronald.wouters Posts: 9Questions: 4Answers: 0

    It probably takes some time to show up then because when I look at the reference page with the example it still see the original value passed to inline().
    Also the line to disable keys is still active and in the solution mentioned above it was commented out. Why was that ?

    Regards,
    Ronald

  • colincolin Posts: 5,590Questions: 0Answers: 976

    Yeah, pages only get updated when the website is rebuilt, which unfortunately doesn't happen too often. It's overdue a rebuild so will probably happen soon.

    That was just a work-in-progress on the comment - I passed it onto Allan, in that state not expecting him to publish it. But yep, just make it active as in the original example.

    C

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