Html Builder Index Column

You can use addIndex api for a quick adding of column with a pre-defined sets attibutes. Add index column is mostly used for creating a column that contains a the internal index of the current record being displayed.

The default attributes of index column are:

    'defaultContent' => '',
    'data'           => 'DT_RowIndex',
    'name'           => 'DT_RowIndex',
    'title'          => '',
    'render'         => null,
    'orderable'      => false,
    'searchable'     => false,
    'exportable'     => false,
    'printable'      => true,
    'footer'         => '',

The addIndex api should be used along with addIndexColumn of DataTables.