jQuery DataTables: Row selection using checkboxes and Select extension

We are pleased to introduce jQuery DataTables Checkboxes extension that makes it easy to add a checkbox columns to a table.


Example below shows a data table using client-side processing mode where data is received from the server using Ajax.

Name Position Office Extn. Start date Salary
Name Position Office Extn. Start date Salary

Selected rows data:

Form data as submitted to the server:

Please visit dedicated jQuery DataTables Checkboxes page for more examples and documentation.

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  1. Hi, nice plugin. I Have two questions/feature requests though.

    Is it possible to
    a) put the check-all box in the footer (as well) and
    b) use custom markup for the checkboxes? render in columnDefs does not seem to work.

    Thanks for your reply

  2. I have lots of old datatables settings that were written for version 1.9. My question is does this solution still work if I change your sample datatables init setting to legacy 1.9 settings?

    1. Not sure exactly what you mean. My extension requires jQuery DataTables 1.10 or above. However jQuery DataTables 1.10 is backward compatible with legacy settings written for jQuery DataTables 1.9. If you’re using jQuery DataTables 1.9, see if you can upgrade without breaking anything.

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