SearchPanes: stateSaveCallback with incomplete data

SearchPanes: stateSaveCallback with incomplete data

pgerundtpgerundt Posts: 28Questions: 5Answers: 0

Here is my test case, a simple table with 4 searchPanes:
http://live.datatables.net/fopuyupo/9/edit?js,console,output

If you click on "run",
- stateSaveCallback is called without the searchPanes property by DataTables
- stateSaveCallback is called with data.searchPanes.panes.length 4 by SearchPanes
=> fine!

If you click on the "searchPanes" button, stateSaveCallback is called with data.searchPanes.panes.length 1 - only the last searchPane is contained.

Same goes for selecting or deselecting an item of any of the search panes.

So when saving the state to session or database, only the state of the last search pane is stored...

I'm now going to look into the code for the cause...

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  • pgerundtpgerundt Posts: 28Questions: 5Answers: 0

    Ok, I'm getting closer to the bug. Hopefully my explanation is understandable:

    On init _buildPane() is called for each search pane calling _setListeners() for each search pane.
    Inside _setListeners() the event stateSaveParams.dtsp is registered for each search pane.
    For the first search pane, data.searchPanes and data.searchPanes.panes is undefined and gets initialized, the search pane is added to the data.searchPanes.panes array.
    ...
    After the last search pane, the stateSaveParams.dtsp event is registered with this as the last search pane and the data array contains all search panes.

    Now DataTables triggers the stateSave event and all search panes are contained in the data array.

    After that, something strange happens. I guess stateSave is triggered again by DataTables. So the stateSaveParams.dtsp event is triggered again, but this time, data.searchPanes and data.searchPanes.panes is undefined, this still points to the last search pane, so the only search pane added to the array is the last one.

  • pgerundtpgerundt Posts: 28Questions: 5Answers: 0

    The error occurs since the line 279 of the nightly build was changed from
    $(this.s.dt).off('.dtsp');
    to
    this.s.dt.off('.dtsp');

    The first one contains the desired data whereas the second one is an empty array.

    Hope that helps...

  • sandysandy Posts: 708Questions: 0Answers: 194

    Hi @pgerundt ,

    Thanks for pointing this out and doing all of the debugging to work out what is going wrong. I'm going to take a look too locally, make the change you've suggested and see if there is anything else in there causing issues. I've raised an issue internally (DD-2063 for my reference) and will report back here when there is an update.

    Thanks,
    Sandy

  • sandysandy Posts: 708Questions: 0Answers: 194
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    Hi @pgerundt ,

    Thanks again for pointing this out. You were close, but the actual fix was a bit different to what you described above.

    Each searchpane is destroyed and then rebuilt when the buttons popover is displayed. They all have listeners on the main table. When an earlier pane was destroyed it removes the listeners for that event on the main table, then sets it again for that pane specifically. The next pane was then being destroyed and would remove that listener - hence why only the last one was being saved. The fix I have made provides a solution to this.

    This will be available in the next SearchPanes release which we hope will be in the next few weeks. Until then you can access the fix from the nightly builds.

    Thanks,
    Sandy

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