Problem getting row id for remove item

Problem getting row id for remove item

KospiKospi Posts: 6Questions: 4Answers: 0
edited July 2023 in Free community support

Hi everyone,
I have some problem when remove items in a datatable, especially when remove the last item, when remove others no problem. this is part of code:

 columnDefs: [{
                "targets": -1,
                "width": "120px",
                "data": null,
                "render": function (data, type, row, meta) {
                    return '<a class="btn btn-info mr-1" href="javascript:editar_linea(' + meta.row + ')" role="button"><i class="fas fa-user-edit"></i></a>' +
                            '<a class="btn btn-danger" href="javascript:eliminar_linea(' + meta.row + ')" role="button" onclick="return confirm(\'Confirma Eliminar el Item?\')"><i class="fas fa-trash-alt"></i></a>'

I am calling function eliminar_linea(' + meta.row + ')" where I am calling a function in server...this is the code:

var eliminar_linea = function (fila) {

    var datosTabla = tablaLineas.columns([0, 2, 4]).data().toArray();

        type: "POST",
        url: "Venta?action=DeleteItem&tablaLineas="+JSON.stringify(datosTabla)+"&idsesion="+idsesion,
        dataType: 'json',
        success: function (data) {
        error: function (xhr, exception) {
            errorCallback(xhr, exception);
        complete: function (data) {

the problem that I could see is that the row number (parameter fila) not always corresponding with the row of datatable, especially when someone remove some items previously.
Some idea how could correct this?

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  • colincolin Posts: 15,142Questions: 1Answers: 2,586
    edited July 2023

    It would be worth looking at the Editor extension, this has full support for CRUD (create/read/update/delete) operations on the table's data. There, you would use remove() to delete the row.


  • kthorngrenkthorngren Posts: 20,257Questions: 26Answers: 4,761

    My suggestion is to use jQuery delegated events like this example. Use jQuery closest() to get the row of the clicked button. Use this row to remove the row.


  • kthorngrenkthorngren Posts: 20,257Questions: 26Answers: 4,761
    edited July 2023 Answer ✓

    The meta.row parameter is not an ID but a row index, see the row().index() docs for details. Another option is to pass a unique ID from the row data instead of meta.row here of editar_linea(' + meta.row + '). Use rowId to set the appropriate column as the row ID. The pass the string #ID as the row-selector.


  • KospiKospi Posts: 6Questions: 4Answers: 0

    Thank you kthorngren !

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