There is no built-in functionality to do what you want. What some people
have tried (or at least commented on this list that would try, I don't know
if they succeeded) was to let the DataTable draw all the regular columns and
ignore the big one. Then, in a custom formatter for any of the columns that
do get drawn, you add code to add a <tr> below the current with a single
<td> spanning the whole width and place the data inside. Thus, you have all
the features of the DataTable for four of the columns and you handle the
Otherwise, does that big chunk need to be visible at all times? Can it be
shown as a tooltip on hovering over the record? Could you add a button or
icon for the user to click and pop a small panel with it?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andy Kington" <akington@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2007 5:57 AM
> I'm constructing a datable with fields like: [name, date, phone, email,
> notes] I'd like to be able
> to put the notes field (colspan=4) in the row in the datable after the row
> containing all the
> other info.
> I can see it being possible by jamming a bunch of HTML via a custom
> formatter into a 1 TD
> per row datatable but I'd lose most of the functionality of having a
> datable in the first place.
> So is it possible to nest the schema somehow, silimar to how the column
> headers are nested
> in the nested headers example... well that wouldn't work :\
> But anyway is something like this possible?
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