A jQuery UI Widget To Clone Your Tables Easily

Dolly.js is a simple and generic jQuery and  jQuery UI widget that adds excel-like cloning functionality to your tables. It works with any tabular structure (not only semantic html tables) and does not make any assumptions about the underlying data structure. It handles the UI part of cloning only – the implementation of business cloning logic is left to the widget’s users.

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A jQuery UI Widget To Clone Your Tables Easily

Basic Usage:

Include jQuery library and jQuery UI in your web page.

<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.min.js"></script>
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.10.3/jquery-ui.min.js"></script>

The javascript to create a 5×5 data table.

var tableController = {
    onClone: function (el, cloneX, cloneY, indexX, indexY) {
        var row = $(el).closest('tr'),
            dirX = cloneX > 0 ? 1 : -1,
            dirY = cloneY > 0 ? 1 : -1,
            amountX = Math.abs(cloneX),
            amountY = Math.abs(cloneY);
        for (var i = indexY; amountY >= 0; i += dirY, amountY--) {
            var amX = amountX;
            for (var j = indexX; amX >= 0; j += dirX, amX--) {
                this.data[i][j] = this.data[indexY][indexX];
            }
        }
        this.render();
    },

    render: function () {
        var self = this;
        this.element.html("");
        for (var i = 0, len = this.data.length; i < len; i++) {
            var row = $("<tr></tr>");
            for (var j = 0, lenj = this.data[i].length; j < lenj; j++) {
                var cell = $("<td></td");
                cell.html(this.data[i][j]);
                row.append(cell);
            }
            this.element.append(row);
        }
        $("td").dolly({
            cloned: function (event, ui) {
                self.onClone(this, ui.cloneX, ui.cloneY, ui.originX, ui.originY);
            },
            boxStyle: {
                "background-color": "rgba(255, 0, 0, 0.2)",
                border: "3px red dotted"
            },
            handleStyle: {
                width: "0",
                height: "0",
                "background-color": "transparent",
                "border-top": "7px solid transparent",
                "border-bottom": "7px solid black",
                "border-right": "7px solid black",
                "border-left": "7px solid transparent"
            }
        });
    }
};

tableController.element = $("<table></table>").appendTo("body");
tableController.data = [];
for (var i = 0; i < 5; i++) {
    tableController.data.push([]);
    for (var j = 0; j < 5; j++) {
        tableController.data[i].push(Math.floor(Math.random() * 100));
    }
}
tableController.render();

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