Select 1.0.0

DataTables CDN files for Select 1.0.0. This software was originally released on 12th August, 2015.

Release notes

Select provides user interaction and API controls to be able to select items (row, columns and cells) in a DataTable. Importantly, it also makes it super easy to retrieve those selected items using the DataTables API - for example:

table.rows( { selected: true } ).data()

will get the data for the selected rows in the table table.

This function used to be served by the TableTools extension - Select (along with the Buttons extension) replaces TableTools which has now been retired. Select makes full use of the new DataTables API to present a much more friendly and accessible set of options.


  • New: New extension to select items from a DataTable
  • New: Rows, columns and cells can be selected
  • New: Tight integration with the DataTables API for retrieving selected items
  • New: Initialisation is performed with the select initialisation option
  • New: DataTables, Bootstrap, Foundation and jQuery UI styling options
  • New: Reference documentation matches the DataTables common documentation styling