Topic: How do I search a single column in datatables?

launchbrigade priority asked 10 months ago


I would like to search one column, ignoring the other data, but without the user having to enter this in the searchbox (like in the docs)

in:column1,column2

how do i go about hardcoding the column in the search javascript ?


Grzegorz Bujański staff answered 10 months ago


Just modify the search function:

const search = (value) => {
  const searchValue = value + ' in:your-column-name' //

  let [phrase, columns] = searchValue.split(' in:').map((str) => str.trim());
  columns = columns.split(',').map((str) => str.toLowerCase().trim());

  instance.search(phrase, columns);
};

tmdb priority commented 7 months ago

I just tried using this snippet and it didn't work. Is there something I am missing: Here's the code:

const data = { columns: [ { label: 'Name', field: 'name' }, 'Position', 'Office', 'Age', 'Start date', 'Salary', ], rows: [ ["Tiger Nixon", "System Architect", "Edinburgh", "61", "2011/04/25", "$320,800"], ["Garrett Winters", "Accountant", "Tokyo", "63", "2011/07/25", "$170,750"], ["Ashton Cox", "Junior Technical Author", "San Francisco", "66", "2009/01/12", "$86,000"], ["Cedric Kelly", "Senior Javascript Developer", "Edinburgh", "22", "2012/03/29", "$433,060"], ["Airi Satou", "Accountant", "Tokyo", "33", "2008/11/28", "$162,700"], ["Brielle Williamson", "Integration Specialist", "New York", "61", "2012/12/02", "$372,000"], ["Herrod Chandler", "Sales Assistant", "San Francisco", "59", "2012/08/06", "$137,500"], ["Rhona Davidson", "Integration Specialist", "Tokyo", "55", "2010/10/14", "$327,900"], ["Colleen Hurst", "Javascript Developer", "San Francisco", "39", "2009/09/15", "$205,500"], ["Sonya Frost", "Software Engineer", "Edinburgh", "23", "2008/12/13", "$103,600"], ["Jena Gaines", "Office Manager", "London", "30", "2008/12/19", "$90,560"], ["Quinn Flynn", "Support Lead", "Edinburgh", "22", "2013/03/03", "$342,000"], ["Charde Marshall", "Regional Director", "San Francisco", "36", "2008/10/16", "$470,600"], ["Haley Kennedy", "Senior Marketing Designer", "London", "43", "2012/12/18", "$313,500"] ], };

const instance = new mdb.Datatable(document.getElementById('datatable'), data) const advancedSearchInput = document.getElementById('advanced-search-input');

const search = (value) => { const searchValue = value + ' in:Position' //

let [phrase, columns] = searchValue.split(' in:').map((str) => str.trim()); columns = columns.split(',').map((str) => str.toLowerCase().trim());

instance.search(phrase, columns); };

document.getElementById('advanced-search-button').addEventListener('click', (e) => { search(advancedSearchInput.value) });

advancedSearchInput.addEventListener('keydown', (e) => { if (e.keyCode === 13) { search(e.target.value); } })


Grzegorz Bujański staff commented 7 months ago

Unfortunately I am not able to reproduce it. Please create a snippet and let me know what exactly does not work.



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Specification of the issue

  • User: Priority
  • Premium support: Yes
  • Technology: MDB Standard
  • MDB Version: MDB5 3.9.0
  • Device: Macbook Pro
  • Browser: Chrome
  • OS: Monterey
  • Provided sample code: No
  • Provided link: No