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jquery-datatables-rails

Gem Version

This gem packages the jQuery DataTables plugin for easy use with the Rails 3.1+ asset pipleine. It provides all the basic DataTables files, and a few of the extras.

Important

The current gem is released without updated plugins.

jQuery DataTables renamed the parameters names, if you are updating, please take a look http://www.datatables.net/upgrade/1.10-convert

If you encounter any errors, please fork the repository, update the plugin files and send a pull-request.

Upgrade Notes

1 - For people upgrading to 3.x.x who are using the responsive extension. Due to an error displaying the plus icon in a recent version of this gem, the responsive code has now changed and uses the DataTables responsive extension instead. This requires some changes to your responsive configuration. See the Responsive Installation section below and follow the link.

General Installation

1 - Add to your Gemfile:

gem 'jquery-datatables-rails', '~> 3.2.0'

2 - Install the gem:

bundle install

3 - Run the install generator:

$ rails generate jquery:datatables:install

This will add to the corresponding asset files

# app/assets/javascripts/application.js
//= require dataTables/jquery.dataTables
# app/assets/stylesheets/application.css
*= require dataTables/jquery.dataTables

Twitter Bootstrap 2 Installation

1 - Complete steps 1-2 of the General Installation

2 - Run the install generator:

$ rails generate jquery:datatables:install bootstrap2

This will add to the corresponding asset files

# app/assets/javascripts/application.js
//= require dataTables/jquery.dataTables
//= require dataTables/bootstrap/2/jquery.dataTables.bootstrap

# app/assets/stylesheets/application.css
*= require dataTables/bootstrap/2/jquery.dataTables.bootstrap

3 - Initialize your datatables using one of these options:

// For fluid containers
$('.datatable').DataTable({
  dom: "<'row-fluid'<'span6'l><'span6'f>r>t<'row-fluid'<'span6'i><'span6'p>>",
  pagingType: "bootstrap"
});

// For fixed width containers
$('.datatable').DataTable({
  dom: "<'row'<'span6'l><'span6'f>r>t<'row'<'span6'i><'span6'p>>",
  pagingType: "bootstrap"
});

Twitter Bootstrap 3 Installation

1 - Complete steps 1-2 of the General Installation

2 - Run the install generator:

$ rails generate jquery:datatables:install bootstrap3

This will add to the corresponding asset files

# app/assets/javascripts/application.js
//= require dataTables/jquery.dataTables
//= require dataTables/bootstrap/3/jquery.dataTables.bootstrap

# app/assets/stylesheets/application.css
*= require dataTables/bootstrap/3/jquery.dataTables.bootstrap

3 - Initialize your datatables using these option:

$('.datatable').DataTable({
  // ajax: ...,
  // autoWidth: false,
  // pagingType: 'full_numbers',
  // processing: true,
  // serverSide: true,

  // Optional, if you want full pagination controls.
  // Check dataTables documentation to learn more about available options.
  // http://datatables.net/reference/option/pagingType
});

Zurb Foundation Installation

1 - Complete steps 1-2 of the General Installation

2 - Run the install generator:

$ rails generate jquery:datatables:install foundation

This will add to the corresponding asset files

# app/assets/javascripts/application.js
//= require dataTables/jquery.dataTables
//= require dataTables/jquery.dataTables.foundation

# app/assets/stylesheets/application.css
*= require dataTables/jquery.dataTables.foundation

Responsive Installation

1 - Complete steps 1-3 of the General Installation.

2 - Run the install generator:

$ rails generate jquery:datatables:install responsive

This will add to the corresponding asset files

# app/assets/javascripts/application.js
//= require dataTables/jquery.dataTables
//= require dataTables/extras/dataTables.responsive

# app/assets/stylesheets/application.css
*= require dataTables/extras/dataTables.responsive

3 - Initialize your datatables using:

$('#example').DataTable({
  responsive: true
});

5 - Add responsive no-wrap class to html table,

<table class="display responsive no-wrap">
    <thead>
        <tr></tr>
    </thead>
    ...
</table>
  1. More information at: http://www.datatables.net/extensions/responsive/init

Plugins

Only a few plugins are currently available

  • api
    • fnReloadAjax
    • fnGetColumnData
    • fnFilterOnReturn
    • fnSetFilteringDelay
  • sorting
    • numbersHtml
  • typeDetection
    • numberHtml

These files can be found in the assets directory.

Extras

# Official extras are available:
[Plugin]     : [ExtraName]
AutoFill     : dataTables.autoFill
ColReorder   : dataTables.colReorder
ColVis       : dataTables.colVis
FixedColumns : dataTables.fixedColumns
FixedHeader  : dataTables.fixedHeader
KeyTable     : dataTables.keyTable
Scroller     : dataTables.scroller
TableTools   : dataTables.tableTools
Responsive   : dataTables.responsive

How to use Extras

1 - To add an extra into your application, add its JS file to application.js using the following pattern:

//= require dataTables/extras/[ExtraName]

2 - Additionally, you may need to add any associated CSS files. For instance the TableTools extra requires you to add the following line to your application.css file:

*= require dataTables/extras/dataTables.tableTools

Make sure to also add it's initialization as described on datatables extras' site.

Articles and Extras

RailsCast #340 DataTables Apr 11, 2012.

ajax-datatables-rails a wrapper around datatable's ajax methods that allow synchronization with server-side.

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