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Posted on 2016-10-05
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Hi All,

I implemented a datatable on my sharepoint 2013 site and I have an issue and a question.

Issue:
The first column does not sort like it should. Any ideas?  Here's an example of how it should work.

Here's my site

Question:
What would you suggest on how to update the 'Priority Number' column if the values were changed?
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by:Walter Curtis
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Have you considered using a calculated column to do what you want to do?
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by:Isaac
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No, I need to use the datatable b/c of the other features it has (fast and responsive search, item shown selection, etc.)
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by:Karen
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Cannot go to your site, it gives a "permission denied" error
"The method "GetItems" of the type "List" ... is blocked by the administrator ...."
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by:lenamtl
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I don't think it is possible to filter on column that have input field,
even on their site it is not possible
https://datatables.net/examples/api/form.html
The filter is only on the first column because it's not using the input field
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You can add a data-order attribute to the CELL of the column you wish to sort on, containing the value you wish it to sort by.
The datatables documentation about using "data-order" to sort columns can be found here
https://datatables.net/examples/advanced_init/html5-data-attributes.html
I have altered your js fiddle here
https://jsfiddle.net/sb4ohdkj/11/
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by:Isaac
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Awesome!  Thanks!
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