# ManualColumnMove

# Description

This plugin allows to change columns order. To make columns order persistent the Options#persistentState plugin should be enabled.

API:

  • moveColumn - move single column to the new position.
  • moveColumns - move many columns (as an array of indexes) to the new position.
  • dragColumn - drag single column to the new position.
  • dragColumns - drag many columns (as an array of indexes) to the new position.

Documentation explain differences between drag and move actions. Please keep in mind that if you want apply visual changes, you have to call manually the render method on the instance of Handsontable.

The plugin creates additional components to make moving possibly using user interface:

  • backlight - highlight of selected columns.
  • guideline - line which shows where columns has been moved.

# Options

# manualColumnMove

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manualColumnMove.manualColumnMove : boolean | Array<number>

Turns on Manual column move, if set to a boolean or define initial column order (as an array of column indexes).

Default: undefined
Example

// as a boolean to enable column move
manualColumnMove: true,

// as a array with initial order
// (move column index at 0 to 1 and move column index at 1 to 4)
manualColumnMove: [1, 4],

# Methods

# destroy

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manualColumnMove.destroy()

Destroys the plugin instance.

# disablePlugin

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manualColumnMove.disablePlugin()

Disables the plugin functionality for this Handsontable instance.

# dragColumn

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manualColumnMove.dragColumn(column, dropIndex) ⇒ boolean

Drag a single column to drop index position.

Emits: Hooks#event:beforeColumnMove, Hooks#event:afterColumnMove

Param Type Description
column number Visual column index to be dragged.
dropIndex number Visual column index, being a drop index for the moved columns. Points to where we are going to drop the moved elements. To check visualization of drop index please take a look at documentation.

# dragColumns

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manualColumnMove.dragColumns(columns, dropIndex) ⇒ boolean

Drag multiple columns to drop index position.

Emits: Hooks#event:beforeColumnMove, Hooks#event:afterColumnMove

Param Type Description
columns Array Array of visual column indexes to be dragged.
dropIndex number Visual column index, being a drop index for the moved columns. Points to where we are going to drop the moved elements. To check visualization of drop index please take a look at documentation.

# enablePlugin

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manualColumnMove.enablePlugin()

Enables the plugin functionality for this Handsontable instance.

# isEnabled

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manualColumnMove.isEnabled() ⇒ boolean

Checks if the plugin is enabled in the handsontable settings. This method is executed in Hooks#beforeInit hook and if it returns true than the ManualColumnMove#enablePlugin method is called.

# isMovePossible

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manualColumnMove.isMovePossible(movedColumns, finalIndex) ⇒ boolean

Indicates if it's possible to move columns to the desired position. Some of the actions aren't possible, i.e. You can’t move more than one element to the last position.

Param Type Description
movedColumns Array Array of visual column indexes to be moved.
finalIndex number Visual column index, being a start index for the moved columns. Points to where the elements will be placed after the moving action. To check the visualization of the final index, please take a look at documentation.

# moveColumn

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manualColumnMove.moveColumn(column, finalIndex) ⇒ boolean

Moves a single column.

Emits: Hooks#event:beforeColumnMove, Hooks#event:afterColumnMove

Param Type Description
column number Visual column index to be moved.
finalIndex number Visual column index, being a start index for the moved columns. Points to where the elements will be placed after the moving action. To check the visualization of the final index, please take a look at documentation.

# moveColumns

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manualColumnMove.moveColumns(columns, finalIndex) ⇒ boolean

Moves a multiple columns.

Emits: Hooks#event:beforeColumnMove, Hooks#event:afterColumnMove

Param Type Description
columns Array Array of visual column indexes to be moved.
finalIndex number Visual column index, being a start index for the moved columns. Points to where the elements will be placed after the moving action. To check the visualization of the final index, please take a look at documentation.

# updatePlugin

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manualColumnMove.updatePlugin()

Updates the plugin state. This method is executed when Core#updateSettings is invoked.

Last Updated: Oct 14, 2021