Yusril Maulidan Raji Yusril Maulidan Raji - 18 days ago 3
Javascript Question

How to use column-reorder event in DataTables?

I tried to implement column-reorder event handler by following this documentation: https://datatables.net/reference/event/column-reorder

But when I tried it, it doesn't work. Here is the demo: http://live.datatables.net/woheqasu/1/



$(document).ready( function () {
var table = $('#example').DataTable({
columnReorder: true
});

table.on( 'column-reorder', function ( e, settings, details ) {
alert("Reordered");
});

} );

body {
font: 90%/1.45em "Helvetica Neue", HelveticaNeue, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
color: #333;
background-color: #fff;
}

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<link href="https://cdn.datatables.net/colreorder/1.3.2/css/colReorder.dataTables.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

<script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.3.min.js"></script>

<link href="https://nightly.datatables.net/css/jquery.dataTables.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
<script src="https://nightly.datatables.net/js/jquery.dataTables.js"></script>
<script src="https://cdn.datatables.net/colreorder/1.3.2/js/dataTables.colReorder.js"></script>

<meta charset=utf-8 />
<title>DataTables - JS Bin</title>
</head>
<body>
<div class="container">
<table id="example" class="display nowrap" width="100%">
<thead>
<tr>
<th>Name</th>
<th>Position</th>
<th>Office</th>
<th>Age</th>
<th>Start date</th>
<th>Salary</th>
</tr>
</thead>

<tfoot>
<tr>
<th>Name</th>
<th>Position</th>
<th>Office</th>
<th>Age</th>
<th>Start date</th>
<th>Salary</th>
</tr>
</tfoot>

<tbody>
<tr>
<td>Tiger Nixon</td>
<td>System Architect</td>
<td>Edinburgh</td>
<td>61</td>
<td>2011/04/25</td>
<td>$3,120</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Garrett Winters</td>
<td>Director</td>
<td>Edinburgh</td>
<td>63</td>
<td>2011/07/25</td>
<td>$5,300</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Ashton Cox</td>
<td>Technical Author</td>
<td>San Francisco</td>
<td>66</td>
<td>2009/01/12</td>
<td>$4,800</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Cedric Kelly</td>
<td>Javascript Developer</td>
<td>Edinburgh</td>
<td>22</td>
<td>2012/03/29</td>
<td>$3,600</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Jenna Elliott</td>
<td>Financial Controller</td>
<td>Edinburgh</td>
<td>33</td>
<td>2008/11/28</td>
<td>$5,300</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Brielle Williamson</td>
<td>Integration Specialist</td>
<td>New York</td>
<td>61</td>
<td>2012/12/02</td>
<td>$4,525</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Herrod Chandler</td>
<td>Sales Assistant</td>
<td>San Francisco</td>
<td>59</td>
<td>2012/08/06</td>
<td>$4,080</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Rhona Davidson</td>
<td>Integration Specialist</td>
<td>Edinburgh</td>
<td>55</td>
<td>2010/10/14</td>
<td>$6,730</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Colleen Hurst</td>
<td>Javascript Developer</td>
<td>San Francisco</td>
<td>39</td>
<td>2009/09/15</td>
<td>$5,000</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Sonya Frost</td>
<td>Software Engineer</td>
<td>Edinburgh</td>
<td>23</td>
<td>2008/12/13</td>
<td>$3,600</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Jena Gaines</td>
<td>System Architect</td>
<td>London</td>
<td>30</td>
<td>2008/12/19</td>
<td>$5,000</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Quinn Flynn</td>
<td>Financial Controller</td>
<td>Edinburgh</td>
<td>22</td>
<td>2013/03/03</td>
<td>$4,200</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Charde Marshall</td>
<td>Regional Director</td>
<td>San Francisco</td>
<td>36</td>
<td>2008/10/16</td>
<td>$5,300</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Haley Kennedy</td>
<td>Senior Marketing Designer</td>
<td>London</td>
<td>43</td>
<td>2012/12/18</td>
<td>$4,800</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Tatyana Fitzpatrick</td>
<td>Regional Director</td>
<td>London</td>
<td>19</td>
<td>2010/03/17</td>
<td>$2,875</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Michael Silva</td>
<td>Senior Marketing Designer</td>
<td>London</td>
<td>66</td>
<td>2012/11/27</td>
<td>$3,750</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Paul Byrd</td>
<td>Javascript Developer</td>
<td>New York</td>
<td>64</td>
<td>2010/06/09</td>
<td>$5,000</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Gloria Little</td>
<td>Systems Administrator</td>
<td>New York</td>
<td>59</td>
<td>2009/04/10</td>
<td>$3,120</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Bradley Greer</td>
<td>Software Engineer</td>
<td>London</td>
<td>41</td>
<td>2012/10/13</td>
<td>$3,120</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Dai Rios</td>
<td>System Architect</td>
<td>Edinburgh</td>
<td>35</td>
<td>2012/09/26</td>
<td>$4,200</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Jenette Caldwell</td>
<td>Financial Controller</td>
<td>New York</td>
<td>30</td>
<td>2011/09/03</td>
<td>$4,965</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Yuri Berry</td>
<td>System Architect</td>
<td>New York</td>
<td>40</td>
<td>2009/06/25</td>
<td>$3,600</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Caesar Vance</td>
<td>Technical Author</td>
<td>New York</td>
<td>21</td>
<td>2011/12/12</td>
<td>$4,965</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Doris Wilder</td>
<td>Sales Assistant</td>
<td>Edinburgh</td>
<td>23</td>
<td>2010/09/20</td>
<td>$4,965</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Angelica Ramos</td>
<td>System Architect</td>
<td>London</td>
<td>36</td>
<td>2009/10/09</td>
<td>$2,875</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Gavin Joyce</td>
<td>Developer</td>
<td>Edinburgh</td>
<td>42</td>
<td>2010/12/22</td>
<td>$4,525</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Jennifer Chang</td>
<td>Regional Director</td>
<td>London</td>
<td>28</td>
<td>2010/11/14</td>
<td>$4,080</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Brenden Wagner</td>
<td>Software Engineer</td>
<td>San Francisco</td>
<td>18</td>
<td>2011/06/07</td>
<td>$3,750</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Ebony Grimes</td>
<td>Software Engineer</td>
<td>San Francisco</td>
<td>48</td>
<td>2010/03/11</td>
<td>$2,875</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Russell Chavez</td>
<td>Director</td>
<td>Edinburgh</td>
<td>20</td>
<td>2011/08/14</td>
<td>$3,600</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Michelle House</td>
<td>Integration Specialist</td>
<td>Edinburgh</td>
<td>37</td>
<td>2011/06/02</td>
<td>$3,750</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Suki Burks</td>
<td>Developer</td>
<td>London</td>
<td>53</td>
<td>2009/10/22</td>
<td>$2,875</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Prescott Bartlett</td>
<td>Technical Author</td>
<td>London</td>
<td>27</td>
<td>2011/05/07</td>
<td>$6,730</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Gavin Cortez</td>
<td>Technical Author</td>
<td>San Francisco</td>
<td>22</td>
<td>2008/10/26</td>
<td>$6,730</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Martena Mccray</td>
<td>Integration Specialist</td>
<td>Edinburgh</td>
<td>46</td>
<td>2011/03/09</td>
<td>$4,080</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Unity Butler</td>
<td>Senior Marketing Designer</td>
<td>San Francisco</td>
<td>47</td>
<td>2009/12/09</td>
<td>$3,750</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Howard Hatfield</td>
<td>Financial Controller</td>
<td>San Francisco</td>
<td>51</td>
<td>2008/12/16</td>
<td>$4,080</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Hope Fuentes</td>
<td>Financial Controller</td>
<td>San Francisco</td>
<td>41</td>
<td>2010/02/12</td>
<td>$4,200</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Vivian Harrell</td>
<td>System Architect</td>
<td>San Francisco</td>
<td>62</td>
<td>2009/02/14</td>
<td>$4,965</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Timothy Mooney</td>
<td>Financial Controller</td>
<td>London</td>
<td>37</td>
<td>2008/12/11</td>
<td>$4,200</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Jackson Bradshaw</td>
<td>Director</td>
<td>New York</td>
<td>65</td>
<td>2008/09/26</td>
<td>$5,000</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Miriam Weiss</td>
<td>Support Engineer</td>
<td>Edinburgh</td>
<td>64</td>
<td>2011/02/03</td>
<td>$4,965</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Bruno Nash</td>
<td>Software Engineer</td>
<td>London</td>
<td>38</td>
<td>2011/05/03</td>
<td>$4,200</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Odessa Jackson</td>
<td>Support Engineer</td>
<td>Edinburgh</td>
<td>37</td>
<td>2009/08/19</td>
<td>$3,600</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Thor Walton</td>
<td>Developer</td>
<td>New York</td>
<td>61</td>
<td>2013/08/11</td>
<td>$3,600</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Finn Camacho</td>
<td>Support Engineer</td>
<td>San Francisco</td>
<td>47</td>
<td>2009/07/07</td>
<td>$4,800</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Elton Baldwin</td>
<td>Data Coordinator</td>
<td>Edinburgh</td>
<td>64</td>
<td>2012/04/09</td>
<td>$6,730</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Zenaida Frank</td>
<td>Software Engineer</td>
<td>New York</td>
<td>63</td>
<td>2010/01/04</td>
<td>$4,800</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Zorita Serrano</td>
<td>Software Engineer</td>
<td>San Francisco</td>
<td>56</td>
<td>2012/06/01</td>
<td>$5,300</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Jennifer Acosta</td>
<td>Javascript Developer</td>
<td>Edinburgh</td>
<td>43</td>
<td>2013/02/01</td>
<td>$2,875</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Cara Stevens</td>
<td>Sales Assistant</td>
<td>New York</td>
<td>46</td>
<td>2011/12/06</td>
<td>$4,800</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Hermione Butler</td>
<td>Director</td>
<td>London</td>
<td>47</td>
<td>2011/03/21</td>
<td>$4,080</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Lael Greer</td>
<td>Systems Administrator</td>
<td>London</td>
<td>21</td>
<td>2009/02/27</td>
<td>$3,120</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Jonas Alexander</td>
<td>Developer</td>
<td>San Francisco</td>
<td>30</td>
<td>2010/07/14</td>
<td>$5,300</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Shad Decker</td>
<td>Regional Director</td>
<td>Edinburgh</td>
<td>51</td>
<td>2008/11/13</td>
<td>$5,300</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Michael Bruce</td>
<td>Javascript Developer</td>
<td>Edinburgh</td>
<td>29</td>
<td>2011/06/27</td>
<td>$4,080</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Donna Snider</td>
<td>System Architect</td>
<td>New York</td>
<td>27</td>
<td>2011/01/25</td>
<td>$3,120</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
</div>
</body>
</html>





For the result, it should show the "Alert" every time users reorder the columns. Is there anything that I miss?

Answer

Have a look

column-reorder is an event which fires when Columns have been reordered by the end user or API. Please note - this property requires the ColReorder extension for DataTables.

I change your code like this:

$(document).ready( function () {
 $('#example').DataTable({
    colReorder: true
  });
} );

And it starts re-ordering.

Also your event handler is perfect but Live Datatables JS bin may not support alert, better do something like this (Alert is past, use console.log*):

table.on( 'column-reorder', function ( e, settings, details ) {
    console.log('Hey!! You are fired, column-reorder');
  });

For better debugging always track your console.

Here's my code snippet.