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Order Columns

In some cases, you may want to use a custom order sql for a set of columns. To achieve this, you can use orderColumns api.

Special Variable & Placeholder

  • orderColumns has a special variable $1 which will be replaced with the order direction of the column.
  • orderColumns has a special placecholder :column which will be replaced with the column name set in the first parameter.


In this example, we will order the column name with nulls as last result.

use DataTables;
Route::get('user-data', function() {
$model = App\User::query();
return DataTables::eloquent($model)
->orderColumns(['name', 'email'], '-:column $1')