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Datatable Header Menu

Datatable built-in header menu is used to control column visibility. The header menu is a popup list with column names that is opened when you right-click a header.

Simple Configuration

To add a simple header menu, set headermenu:true in the DataTable config. A simple header menu has the following features:

  • the menu is opened by a right click on the header of any column;
  • the menu lists the names of all columns;
  • there are icons ("eye") next to the names of visible columns;
  • the height of the menu is adjusted to the number of menu items;
  • the width of the menu is 150px.
{
    view:"datatable",
    columns:[/* columns configuration */],
    headermenu:true
}

Related sample:  Header Menu in the DataTable

Extended Configuration

HeaderMenu can be defined as an object with configuration options for the menu list and may include:

  • width (number) - the width of the popup in pixels;
  • height (number) - the height of the popup in pixels;
  • autoheight (boolean) - if true, adjusts the popup height to the number of menu items. true by default;
  • autowidth (boolean) - if true, adjusts the popup width to the width of column names. false by default;
  • yCount (number) - the height of the menu measured in items;
  • scroll (boolean) - if true, enables a scrollbar. false by default;
  • spans (boolean) - to hide (false) / show (true) columns with related spans;
  • data (object) - the columns that must be shown in the menu (if not set, all columns are displayed in the menu). Each item contains:
    • id - a column ID (the same one as in the columns configuration);
    • value - the title of a datatable column (its header, as a rule).
  • template (string) - the template of menu items (if you need to show a property other than value in the list).

Use Cases

Scrollable header menu with extra width

{
    view:"datatable",
    columns:[/* columns configuration */],
    headermenu:{
        width:250,
        autoheight:false,
        scroll:true
    }
}

Related sample:  Datatable: Extended Header Menu

Header menu with some specific columns

{
    view:"datatable",
    columns:[/* columns configuration */],
    headermenu:{
        data:[
            { id:"year", value:"Released"},
            { id:"rating", value:"Rating"}
        ]
    }
}

Related sample:  Datatable: Extended Header Menu

Excluding a column from the menu

To exclude any column from the header menu, add headermenu:false to its config:

{
    view:"datatable",
    headermenu:true, // enables the header menu
    columns:[
        // excluding "id" column from the menu
        {id:"id", header:"#", headermenu:false},
        {id:"title", header:"Title"}
    ]
}

Attaching HeaderMenu to Other Elements

Extra "headermenu" column

Header menu can also be shown by a left mouse click over a specific datatable column. Add content:"headerMenu" to the config:

{
    view:"datatable",
    columns:[
        {
            header:{ content:"headerMenu" },
            headermenu:false,
            width:35
        }
    ]
}

Related sample:  Header Menu Icon in the DataTable

If there is such a column in the datatable configuration, the headermenu property for it can be omitted.

The content property of a header line is also used to set built-in filters and define column groups.

Showing header menu on demand

The headermenu unique ID can be accessed through the datatable config object. If you know this ID, you can work with the headermenu like with any other popup window, e.g. show it when needed.

webix.ui({
    rows:[
        {
            view:"button",
            width:170,
            value:"Open header menu",
            click:function(){
                showMenu(this.$view);
            }
        },
        {
            view:"datatable",
            id:"dt2",
            columns:[/* columns configuration */],
            headermenu:true
        }
});
 
//show the headermenu by API
function showMenu(node){
    var menu = $$("dt2").config.headermenu;
    $$(menu).show(node);
}

Related sample:  Header Menu Icon in the DataTable

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