[Solved] Datatables Select All Checkbox

The demo on the select all doesn’t really work.
https://datatables.net/extensions/select/examples/initialisation/checkbox.html

What’s the best way to implement the select all checkbox after they are created via the columnDef attributes?

Solution #1:

This should work for you:

let example = $('#example').DataTable({
    columnDefs: [{
        orderable: false,
        className: 'select-checkbox',
        targets: 0
    }],
    select: {
        style: 'os',
        selector: 'td:first-child'
    },
    order: [
        [1, 'asc']
    ]
});
example.on("click", "th.select-checkbox", function() {
    if ($("th.select-checkbox").hasClass("selected")) {
        example.rows().deselect();
        $("th.select-checkbox").removeClass("selected");
    } else {
        example.rows().select();
        $("th.select-checkbox").addClass("selected");
    }
}).on("select deselect", function() {
    ("Some selection or deselection going on")
    if (example.rows({
            selected: true
        }).count() !== example.rows().count()) {
        $("th.select-checkbox").removeClass("selected");
    } else {
        $("th.select-checkbox").addClass("selected");
    }
});

I’ve added to the CSS though:

table.dataTable tr th.select-checkbox.selected::after {
    content: "✔";
    margin-top: -11px;
    margin-left: -4px;
    text-align: center;
    text-shadow: rgb(176, 190, 217) 1px 1px, rgb(176, 190, 217) -1px -1px, rgb(176, 190, 217) 1px -1px, rgb(176, 190, 217) -1px 1px;
}

Working JSFiddle, hope that helps.

Respondent: annoyingmouse

Solution #2:

You can use Checkboxes extension for jQuery Datatables.

var table = $('#example').DataTable({
   'ajax': 'https://api.myjson.com/bins/1us28',
   'columnDefs': [
      {
         'targets': 0,
         'checkboxes': {
            'selectRow': true
         }
      }
   ],
   'select': {
      'style': 'multi'
   },
   'order': [[1, 'asc']]
});

See this example for code and demonstration.

See Checkboxes project page for more examples and documentation.

Respondent: Gyrocode.com

Solution #3:

You can use this option provided by dataTable itself using buttons.

dom: 'Bfrtip',
 buttons: [
      'selectAll',
      'selectNone'
 ]'

Here is a sample code

var tableFaculty = $('#tableFaculty').DataTable({
    "columns": [
        {
            data: function (row, type, set) {
                return '';
            }
        },
        {data: "NAME"}
    ],
    "columnDefs": [
        {
            orderable: false,
            className: 'select-checkbox',
            targets: 0
        }
    ],
    select: {
        style: 'multi',
        selector: 'td:first-child'
    },
    dom: 'Bfrtip',
    buttons: [
        'selectAll',
        'selectNone'
    ],
    "order": [[0, 'desc']]
});
Respondent: Sanal S

Solution #4:

I made a simple implementation of this functionality using fontawesome, also taking advantage of the Select Extension, this covers select all, deselect some items, deselect all. https://codepen.io/pakogn/pen/jJryLo

HTML:

<table id="example" class="display" style="width:100%">
    <thead>
        <tr>
            <th>
                <button style="border: none; background: transparent; font-size: 14px;" id="MyTableCheckAllButton">
                <i class="far fa-square"></i>  
                </button>
            </th>
            <th>Name</th>
            <th>Position</th>
            <th>Office</th>
            <th>Age</th>
            <th>Salary</th>
        </tr>
    </thead>
    <tbody>
        <tr>
            <td></td>
            <td>Tiger Nixon</td>
            <td>System Architect</td>
            <td>Edinburgh</td>
            <td>61</td>
            <td>$320,800</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td></td>
            <td>Garrett Winters</td>
            <td>Accountant</td>
            <td>Tokyo</td>
            <td>63</td>
            <td>$170,750</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td></td>
            <td>Ashton Cox</td>
            <td>Junior Technical Author</td>
            <td>San Francisco</td>
            <td>66</td>
            <td>$86,000</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td></td>
            <td>Cedric Kelly</td>
            <td>Senior Javascript Developer</td>
            <td>Edinburgh</td>
            <td>22</td>
            <td>$433,060</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td></td>
            <td>Airi Satou</td>
            <td>Accountant</td>
            <td>Tokyo</td>
            <td>33</td>
            <td>$162,700</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td></td>
            <td>Brielle Williamson</td>
            <td>Integration Specialist</td>
            <td>New York</td>
            <td>61</td>
            <td>$372,000</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td></td>
            <td>Herrod Chandler</td>
            <td>Sales Assistant</td>
            <td>San Francisco</td>
            <td>59</td>
            <td>$137,500</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td></td>
            <td>Rhona Davidson</td>
            <td>Integration Specialist</td>
            <td>Tokyo</td>
            <td>55</td>
            <td>$327,900</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td></td>
            <td>Colleen Hurst</td>
            <td>Javascript Developer</td>
            <td>San Francisco</td>
            <td>39</td>
            <td>$205,500</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td></td>
            <td>Sonya Frost</td>
            <td>Software Engineer</td>
            <td>Edinburgh</td>
            <td>23</td>
            <td>$103,600</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td></td>
            <td>Jena Gaines</td>
            <td>Office Manager</td>
            <td>London</td>
            <td>30</td>
            <td>$90,560</td>
        </tr>
    </tbody>
    <tfoot>
        <tr>
            <th></th>
            <th>Name</th>
            <th>Position</th>
            <th>Office</th>
            <th>Age</th>
            <th>Salary</th>
        </tr>
    </tfoot>
</table>

Javascript:

$(document).ready(function() {
    let myTable = $('#example').DataTable({
        columnDefs: [{
            orderable: false,
            className: 'select-checkbox',
            targets: 0,
        }],
        select: {
            style: 'os', // 'single', 'multi', 'os', 'multi+shift'
            selector: 'td:first-child',
        },
        order: [
            [1, 'asc'],
        ],
    });

    $('#MyTableCheckAllButton').click(function() {
        if (myTable.rows({
                selected: true
            }).count() > 0) {
            myTable.rows().deselect();
            return;
        }

        myTable.rows().select();
    });

    myTable.on('select deselect', function(e, dt, type, indexes) {
        if (type === 'row') {
            // We may use dt instead of myTable to have the freshest data.
            if (dt.rows().count() === dt.rows({
                    selected: true
                }).count()) {
                // Deselect all items button.
                $('#MyTableCheckAllButton i').attr('class', 'far fa-check-square');
                return;
            }

            if (dt.rows({
                    selected: true
                }).count() === 0) {
                // Select all items button.
                $('#MyTableCheckAllButton i').attr('class', 'far fa-square');
                return;
            }

            // Deselect some items button.
            $('#MyTableCheckAllButton i').attr('class', 'far fa-minus-square');
        }
    });
});
Respondent: Francisco Daniel

Solution #5:

Base on Francisco Daniel‘s answer I modified some of the Jquery code here’s My version. I removed some excess code and use “fa” instead of “far” for the icon. I also remove the “far fa-minus-square” since I can’t understand its purpose.

— Edited —

I added the “draw” event for the button icon to update whenever the table is redrawn or reloaded. Because I noticed when I tried to reload the table using “myTable.ajax.reload()” the button icon is not changing.

https://codepen.io/john-kenneth-larbo/pen/zXeYpz

$(document).ready(function() {
    let myTable = $('#example').DataTable({
        columnDefs: [{
            orderable: false,
            className: 'select-checkbox',
            targets: 0,
        }],
        select: {
            style: 'os', // 'single', 'multi', 'os', 'multi+shift'
            selector: 'td:first-child',
        },
        order: [
            [1, 'asc'],
        ],
    });

       myTable.on('select deselect draw', function () {
        var all = myTable.rows({ search: 'applied' }).count(); // get total count of rows
        var selectedRows = myTable.rows({ selected: true, search: 'applied' }).count(); // get total count of selected rows

        if (selectedRows < all) {
            $('#MyTableCheckAllButton i').attr('class', 'fa fa-square-o');
        } else {
            $('#MyTableCheckAllButton i').attr('class', 'fa fa-check-square-o');
        }

    });

    $('#MyTableCheckAllButton').click(function () {
        var all = myTable.rows({ search: 'applied' }).count(); // get total count of rows
        var selectedRows = myTable.rows({ selected: true, search: 'applied' }).count(); // get total count of selected rows


        if (selectedRows < all) {
            //Added search applied in case user wants the search items will be selected
            myTable.rows({ search: 'applied' }).deselect();
            myTable.rows({ search: 'applied' }).select();
        } else {
            myTable.rows({ search: 'applied' }).deselect();
        }
    });
});
<table id="example" class="display" style="width:100%">
    <thead>
        <tr>
            <th>
                <button style="border: none; background: transparent; font-size: 14px;" id="MyTableCheckAllButton">
                <i class="far fa-square"></i>  
                </button>
            </th>
            <th>Name</th>
            <th>Position</th>
            <th>Office</th>
            <th>Age</th>
            <th>Salary</th>
        </tr>
    </thead>
    <tbody>
        <tr>
            <td></td>
            <td>Tiger Nixon</td>
            <td>System Architect</td>
            <td>Edinburgh</td>
            <td>61</td>
            <td>$320,800</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td></td>
            <td>Garrett Winters</td>
            <td>Accountant</td>
            <td>Tokyo</td>
            <td>63</td>
            <td>$170,750</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td></td>
            <td>Ashton Cox</td>
            <td>Junior Technical Author</td>
            <td>San Francisco</td>
            <td>66</td>
            <td>$86,000</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td></td>
            <td>Cedric Kelly</td>
            <td>Senior Javascript Developer</td>
            <td>Edinburgh</td>
            <td>22</td>
            <td>$433,060</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td></td>
            <td>Airi Satou</td>
            <td>Accountant</td>
            <td>Tokyo</td>
            <td>33</td>
            <td>$162,700</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td></td>
            <td>Brielle Williamson</td>
            <td>Integration Specialist</td>
            <td>New York</td>
            <td>61</td>
            <td>$372,000</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td></td>
            <td>Herrod Chandler</td>
            <td>Sales Assistant</td>
            <td>San Francisco</td>
            <td>59</td>
            <td>$137,500</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td></td>
            <td>Rhona Davidson</td>
            <td>Integration Specialist</td>
            <td>Tokyo</td>
            <td>55</td>
            <td>$327,900</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td></td>
            <td>Colleen Hurst</td>
            <td>Javascript Developer</td>
            <td>San Francisco</td>
            <td>39</td>
            <td>$205,500</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td></td>
            <td>Sonya Frost</td>
            <td>Software Engineer</td>
            <td>Edinburgh</td>
            <td>23</td>
            <td>$103,600</td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td></td>
            <td>Jena Gaines</td>
            <td>Office Manager</td>
            <td>London</td>
            <td>30</td>
            <td>$90,560</td>
        </tr>
    </tbody>
    <tfoot>
        <tr>
            <th></th>
            <th>Name</th>
            <th>Position</th>
            <th>Office</th>
            <th>Age</th>
            <th>Salary</th>
        </tr>
    </tfoot>
</table>

Solution #6:

The solution given by @annoyingmouse works for me.

But to use the checkbox in the header cell, I also had to fix select.dataTables.css.
It seems that they used :

table.dataTable tbody th.select-checkbox

instead of :

table.dataTable thead th.select-checkbox

So I had to add this to my css :

table.dataTable thead th.select-checkbox {
  position: relative;
}
table.dataTable thead th.select-checkbox:before,
table.dataTable thead th.select-checkbox:after {
  display: block;
  position: absolute;
  top: 1.2em;
  left: 50%;
  width: 12px;
  height: 12px;
  box-sizing: border-box;
}
table.dataTable tbody td.select-checkbox:before,
table.dataTable thead th.select-checkbox:before {
  content: ' ';
  margin-top: -6px;
  margin-left: -6px;
  border: 1px solid black;
  border-radius: 3px;
}
Respondent: coredump

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