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jQWidgets jqxDataTable getSelection() Method

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jQWidgets is a JavaScript framework for making web-based applications for PC and mobile devices. It is a very powerful, optimized, platform-independent, and widely supported framework. The jqxDataTable is used for reading and displaying the data from the HTML Table. This is also used to display data from various data sources like XML, JSON, Array, CSV, or TSV.

The getSelection() method is used to return a list of the selected row.

Syntax:

$("#dataTable").jqxDataTable('getSelection');

Linked Files: Download jQWidgets from the given link. In the HTML file, locate the script files in the downloaded folder.

<link rel=”stylesheet” href=”jqwidgets/styles/jqx.base.css” type=”text/css” />
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”scripts/jquery.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”jqwidgets/jqxcore.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”jqwidgets/jqxdata.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”jqwidgets/jqxbuttons.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”jqwidgets/jqxscrollbar.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”jqwidgets/jqxlistbox.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”jqwidgets/jqxdropdownlist.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”jqwidgets/jqxdatatable.js”></script>

The below example illustrates the jQWidgets getSelection() method.

Example: 

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  
<head>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href=
    "jqwidgets/styles/jqx.base.css" type="text/css" />
    <script type="text/javascript" 
            src="scripts/jquery.js">
    </script>
    <script type="text/javascript" 
            src="jqwidgets/jqxcore.js">
    </script>
    <script type="text/javascript" 
            src="jqwidgets/jqxdata.js">
    </script>
    <script type="text/javascript" 
            src="jqwidgets/jqxbuttons.js">
    </script>
    <script type="text/javascript" 
            src="jqwidgets/jqxscrollbar.js">
    </script>
    <script type="text/javascript" 
            src="jqwidgets/jqxlistbox.js">
    </script>
    <script type="text/javascript" 
            src="jqwidgets/jqxdropdownlist.js">
    </script>
    <script type="text/javascript" 
            src="jqwidgets/jqxdatatable.js">
    </script>
</head>
  
<body>
    <center>
        <h1 style="color:green;"
          GeeksforGeeks 
        </h1>
        <h3
          jQWidgets jqxDataTable getSelection() Method 
        </h3>
        <div id="Data_Table"></div>
        <input type="button" style="margin: 31px;" 
               id="jqxbutton" 
               value="Invoke the getSelection() Method" />
        <div id="log"></div>
    </center>
    <script>
        $(document).ready(function () {
            var Data = new Array();
            var Employee_Name = [
                "Ravi", "Sumit", "Amit", 
                "Aakash", "Vivek"];
            var Company = [
                "GeeksforGeeks", "Amazon", 
                "Google", "Facebook",
                "GeeksforGeeks"];
            var Designation = [
                "Content Writer", "Software Engineer", 
                "Data Analyst",
                "Data Scientist", "HR"];
  
            a = 0;
            while (a < 5) {
                var row = {};
                row["Employee_Name"] = Employee_Name[a];
                row["Company"] = Company[a];
                row["Designation"] = Designation[a]
                Data[a] = row;
                a++;
            }
  
            var Data_Source = {
                localData: Data,
                dataType: "array",
                dataFields: [{
                    name: 'Employee_Name',
                    type: 'string'
                }, {
                    name: 'Company',
                    type: 'string'
                }, {
                    name: 'Designation',
                    type: 'string'
                }]
            };
            var data_Adapter
                new $.jqx.dataAdapter(Data_Source);
            $("#Data_Table").jqxDataTable({
                width: 560,
                editable: true,
                theme: 'energyblue',
                source: data_Adapter,
                ready: function () {
                    $("#Data_Table").jqxDataTable(
                                    'selectRow', 2);
                },
                columns: [{
                    text: 'Employee_Name',
                    dataField: 'Employee_Name',
                    width: 210
                }, {
                    text: 'Company',
                    dataField: 'Company',
                    width: 150
                }, {
                    text: 'Designation',
                    dataField: 'Designation',
                    width: 200
                }]
            });
            $("#jqxbutton").jqxButton({
                theme: 'energyblue',
                width: 250
            });
            $('#jqxbutton').click(function () {
                var selected_row = $("#Data_Table").
                          jqxDataTable('getSelection');
                b = 0;
                while (b < selected_row.length) {
                    var data = selected_row[b];
                    b++;
                }
                $("#log").html(JSON.stringify(data))
            });
        });
    </script>
</body>
</html>


Output:

Reference: https://www.jqwidgets.com/jquery-widgets-documentation/documentation/jqxdatatable/jquery-datatable-api.htm?search=



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