Studento919 Studento919 - 2 years ago 519
HTML Question

JQuery Datatables set checkbox to checked

I am currently using JQuery datatables to store information into and am populating it using a MD array.

But I want to by default set the check box property to

if conditions were met. I have tried various ways such as
to find any workarounds but I have not been able to get it working how I need it.

E.G So if value is disable do nothing, else if enable set the checkbox value to

I have attached a JSfiddle to replicate the issue I am having.

The code for that is then:


<table id="userTable" class="display" width="100%">


jQuery(function($) {
data = [
['User_488', 'User 1', 'disable'],
['User_487', 'User 2', 'disable'],
['User_477', 'User 3', 'disable'],
['User_490', 'User 4', 'disable'],
['1000', 'User 5', 'enable'],
['1001', 'User 6', 'enable'],
['1002', 'User 7', 'enable'],
['1004', 'User 8', 'enable']

var t = $('#userTable').DataTable({
'columnDefs': [{
'targets': 0,
'searchable': false,
'orderable': false,
'className': 'dt-body-center',
'render': function(data, type, full, meta) {
return '<input type="checkbox" class="checkbox_check">';
order: []

function checkbox() {
if (data) {
for (var i = 0; i < data.length; i++) {
var number = data[i][0];
var name = data[i][1];
var statustemp = "";
var resarr = new Array(statustemp, number, name);
if (status === "disable" || status == null) {
} else {

Anyone had this issue before?

Answer Source

Look at the attr:

'columns': [
        "title": "Enable/Disable",
        "render": function(data, type, row, meta){
            var checkbox = $("<input/>",{
                "type": "checkbox"
            if(row[2] === "enable"){
                checkbox.attr("checked", "checked");
            return checkbox.prop("outerHTML")
        "title": "Number",
        "render": function(data, type, row, meta){
            return row[0];
        "title": "Name",
        "render": function(data, type, row, meta){
            return row[1];

Working JSFiddle

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