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[Resolved] Search A Column Not The Whole Table

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  • Hi Neil,

    Please read this post to see if that is you wanted:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/search-a-single-column

    Regards,
    Haoxian

    Hi Haoxian

    Thank you for your response.

    It looks like my best option would be to download and install the TablePress Column Filter Extension. I will try this out when I get home this evening.

    Regards
    Neil

    Hi Neil,

    No problem. Please let us know whether it works like you expecting.

    P.S.: In case you haven’t, please rate TablePress here in the plugin directory. Thanks!

    Best wishes,
    Haoxian

    Plugin Author TobiasBg

    @tobiasbg

    Hi,

    yes, you could either use the Column Filter Extension from http://tablepress.org/extensions/datatables-column-filter/ or – if you only want the one Search field that is shown to be restricted to one column – add that “Custom Command” that is mentioned in the link that Haoxian posted.

    Regards,
    Tobias

    Hi Tobias

    I have installed and activated the Column Filter Extension and also changed two pages with [table id=xx datatables_columnfilter=”true” /] where xx = the table number but when I view the webpage nothing has changed!

    Do you have any ideas why this is not working?

    Regards
    Neil

    Plugin Author TobiasBg

    @tobiasbg

    Hi Neil,

    could you please post the link to the page with the table where this is not working? Thanks!

    Regards,
    Tobias

    Plugin Author TobiasBg

    @tobiasbg

    Hi Neil,

    thanks for the links.
    From what I can see, your table’s do not have a Table Footer row. However, the Column Filter JS code requires that, as that’s where it will put the search fields. So, please add a new and empty last row to those tables and activate the “Table Footer” checkbox.

    Regards,
    Tobias

    Hi Tobias

    Sorry … just one last point. Is it possible to have the column search boxes at the top of the table? The reason for asking is because when you enter data into the search box and if the results are few the screen remains where it is in the page and then the results are hidden from view further up the screen. I hope I have explained that well enough for you.

    Regards
    Neil

    Plugin Author TobiasBg

    @tobiasbg

    Hi Neil,

    unfortunately, I’m not aware of a direct possibility for that 🙁 Sorry. I guess, having them in the header row interferes with the sorting, which could be why this is not implemented in the JS code.
    You’ll therefore most likely need to develop a custom solution with custom search fields, using the DataTables API 🙁

    Regards,
    Tobias

    Hi Tobias

    Just to add that I have updated the table with the custom search fields using the DataTables API and all is working well.

    Thank you

    Regards
    Neil

    Plugin Author TobiasBg

    @tobiasbg

    Hi Neil,

    very nice! Good to hear that this helped!

    Best wishes,
    Tobias

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