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I need to bind to a rows click event on a table, but not dynamically as I want to hide to columns data, but completely stuck :-S

What I have is a simple table:-
<table id="example">
	<tr>
		<th>ID</th>
		<th>First</th>
		<th>Surname</th>
		<th>Number</th>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td>1</td>
		<td>Nettie</td>
		<td>Saltsman</td>
		<td>32452345</td>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td>2</td>
		<td>Wilson</td>
		<td>Paredes</td>
		<td>23452</td>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td>3</td>
		<td>Twyla</td>
		<td>Merryman</td>
		<td>1435345</td>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td>4</td>
		<td>Eustolia</td>
		<td>Fleischmann</td>
		<td>4567854678</td>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td>5</td>
		<td>Dustin</td>
		<td>Craig</td>
		<td>42564256</td>
	</tr>
</table>

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Which I can easily add a bind on to get the first column data:-
    $("#example tr").click( function( e ) {
        var a = $(this).closest('tr').find('td:first').text();
        alert($(this).closest('tr').find('td:first').text());
    });

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Now my problem come in, I want to hide the first column of data, but if I run my code now I get the first column of data, not was the first column of data. Looking at using dataTables jQuery plugin the html doesnt exitst for the first column anymore, so I need to bind the data instead of dynamically getting the data when the row is clicked.

Any ideas??????? Please
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Question by:tonelm54
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Scott Fell,  EE MVE earned 2000 total points
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This seems to work http://jsbin.com/UwuMocU/1/edit?html,css,js,output
$("#example tr").click( function() {
      var $td= $(this).closest('tr').children('td'); 
    
      alert($td.eq(0).text());
    });

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css
   
tr>th:first-child {display:none;}
tr>td:first-child {display:none;}

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