Fix one or more columns in place on a scrolling DataTable
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When making use of DataTables' x-axis scrolling feature (scrollX), you may wish to fix the left or right most columns in place. This extension for DataTables provides exactly this option (for non-scrolling tables, please use the FixedHeader extension, which can fix the header and footer).


To use FixedColumns the primary way to obtain the software is to use the DataTables downloader. You can also include the individual files from the DataTables CDN. See the documentation for full details.

NPM and Bower

If you prefer to use a package manager such as NPM or Bower, distribution repositories are available with software built from this repository under the name Styling packages for Bootstrap, Foundation and other styling libraries are also available by adding a suffix to the package name.

Please see the DataTables NPM and Bower installation pages for further information. The DataTables installation manual also has details on how to use package managers with DataTables.

Basic usage

FixedColumns is initialised using the fixedColumns option in the DataTables constructor - a simple boolean true will enable the feature. Further options can be specified using this option as an object - see the documentation for details. DataTables' scrolling options should also be enabled to use this feature.


$(document).ready(function() {
	var table = $('#example').DataTable( {
		scrollY:        "300px",
		scrollX:        true,
		scrollCollapse: true,
		paging:         false,
		fixedColumns:   true
	} );
} );

Documentation / support


If you fancy getting involved with the development of FixedColumns and help make it better, please refer to its GitHub repo.