Set of selection API methods and buttons for the DataTables library
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Select adds item selection capabilities to a DataTable. Items can be rows, columns or cells, which can be selected independently, or together. Item selection can be particularly useful in interactive tables where users can perform some action on the table such as editing.


To use Select 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

Select is initialised using the select 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.


$(document).ready( function () {
    $('#myTable').DataTable( {
    	select: true
    } );
} );

Documentation / support


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