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  • Plugin Author TobiasBg

    (@tobiasbg)

    Hi,

    thanks for the question.

    Unfortunately, it is not possible to use these two Extension together, and there’s also no real point in doing so. They are just too similar and basically influence the same elements of the table, which is why they can’t be used together.

    You’ll just have to decide whether you want the first column fixed on the left (then use the FixedColumns Extension), or whether you want the table head row flipped (then use the Responsive Tables Extension).

    Regards,
    Tobias

    Thanks Tobias,
    I would just ask you to consider a case (if its possible to have both function together.)

    We have large files. 1500 rows by many columns depending on area eg:
    Base information is in column 1 (so the 1500 rows are relevant to each area.
    The following data belonging to different areas is in the rest of the columns – in some cases 40 or so columns.
    Ie area 10 matches row 100 – 600 etc.

    The Responsive extension works however for us the issue is the required data to match the area to (ie column 1) moves off the page as they scroll through making the column data in say column 10 and further have nothing to match to..

    If we only have fixed column, the grid larger than the site page etc..

    Hope that makes sense..

    Plugin Author TobiasBg

    (@tobiasbg)

    Hi,

    I see what you want to do, but unfortunately, there’s just no way to technically achieve this (or at least I don’t know one).
    The FixedColumns Extension uses an external JavaScript for the DataTables JS library, that I didn’t develop, but only added to that Extension. Now, the Responsive Tables Extension uses a CSS-only solution, which is a different technical concept.
    So, these two Extensions just don’t work together technically, and unfortunately both are not extendable 🙁

    Regards,
    Tobias

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