# Column moving
This page shows you how to move columns in Handsontable.
# Enabling plugin
To enable column moving, set the
manualColumnMove configuration option to
A draggable move handle appears above the selected column header. You can click and drag it to any location in the grid.
# Drag and move actions of the
There are significant differences between the plugin's dragColumns and moveColumns API functions. Both of them change the order of columns, but they rely on different kinds of indexes. The differences between them are shown in the diagrams below.
The moveColumns method has a
finalIndex parameter, which points to where the elements will be placed after the moving action -
finalIndex being the index of the first moved element.
moveColumns function cannot perform some actions, e.g., more than one element can't be moved to the last position. In this scenario, the move will be cancelled. The Plugin's isMovePossible API method and the
afterColumnMove hooks help in determine such situations.