DataTable - Selection

There are various ways to select rows from the datatable.

Documentation
Basic
IdYearBrandColor
567e3e8a1994MercedesYellow
1b239a402004JaguarOrange
1f395bfd1998FordWhite
04151a421992VolvoBlue
31679e9b2009MercedesOrange
e7d0d99a1992RenaultBrown
7e87a0781966VolkswagenWhite
22364acd2005VolkswagenGreen
85a392602003VolkswagenBlue
d65c27301979HondaSilver
Single with Row Click
IdYearBrandColor
2f79e4921968MercedesGreen
9d4efb732009HondaBlack
096e92b21998FordWhite
00e440a71994FordSilver
e24c02281977BMWRed
ba76b8951997JaguarWhite
8aa896541992HondaYellow
d04377a31990VolvoBlack
7773738e1990VolkswagenOrange
c6837cf41998AudiBlack
Select Events
IdYearBrandColor
b2f1fd5d1967MercedesWhite
7e19e3ce1967BMWGreen
2fcb13872005FiatBlue
c94da60d1965JaguarWhite
7227eca62004BMWRed
f415aaed2008RenaultBlack
6db1ff082006JaguarBrown
925ed3292005JaguarOrange
fce84aec1986FordGreen
32dfcf8e2004RenaultYellow
Multiple with Meta and Shift keys
IdYearBrandColor
eed621341999MercedesWhite
8f9fee921989BMWOrange
911720e61980HondaYellow
72d3db482000VolvoBlack
a4b0e2cb2001MercedesGreen
36bca2d51994HondaBrown
ab83dfe01960MercedesRed
934ca6281994HondaMaroon
d8bfae911966BMWRed
559e71d81995FiatBrown
RadioButton
IdYearBrandColor
206b36011965FiatWhite
0e093f532003FiatOrange
3f8395421989MercedesBlue
396fef252004HondaGreen
ab67ad931960BMWBlue
af6773b32007FiatOrange
ab70784b1985VolkswagenBrown
dd35b4d21998VolkswagenBlue
a170eb6d1983VolkswagenWhite
7b2b0cee1971RenaultSilver
Checkbox
IdYearBrandColor
372c00c31969AudiBlue
d9da5aa91983MercedesGreen
aeaa4de51966JaguarWhite
e3a2c5511978JaguarSilver
88c2f6451990AudiMaroon
9f65a5fa1996RenaultGreen
fe974ec91968MercedesWhite
a92295591981JaguarBrown
8d6618cf1968AudiGreen
b20af19b1970HondaBlue
Car Info
Selected Cars
<style type="text/css">
    .value {
        font-weight: bold;
    }
    
    .ui-datatable {
        margin-bottom: 25px
    }
    
    .ui-datatable .ui-datatable-footer {
        text-align:left;
    }
    
    .ui-datalist ul {
        padding: 0 0 0 10px;
        margin: 5px 0;
    }
    
    .ui-datatable .ui-button-icon-only .ui-button-text {
        padding: 0;
        line-height: 1.2;
    }
</style>


<h:form id="form">
    <p:growl id="msgs" showDetail="true" skipDetailIfEqualsSummary="true" />

    <p:dataTable id="basicDT" var="car" value="#{dtSelectionView.cars1}">
        <f:facet name="header">
            Basic
        </f:facet>
        <p:column headerText="Id">
            <h:outputText value="#{car.id}" />
        </p:column>
        <p:column headerText="Year">
            <h:outputText value="#{car.year}" />
        </p:column>
        <p:column headerText="Brand">
            <h:outputText value="#{car.brand}" />
        </p:column>
        <p:column headerText="Color">
            <h:outputText value="#{car.color}" />
        </p:column>
        <p:column style="width:32px;text-align: center">
             <p:commandButton update=":form:carDetail" oncomplete="PF('carDialog').show()" icon="pi pi-search" title="View">
                <f:setPropertyActionListener value="#{car}" target="#{dtSelectionView.selectedCar}" />
            </p:commandButton>
        </p:column>
    </p:dataTable>
    
    <p:dataTable id="singleDT" var="car" value="#{dtSelectionView.cars2}" selectionMode="single" selection="#{dtSelectionView.selectedCar}" rowKey="#{car.id}">
        <f:facet name="header">
            Single with Row Click
        </f:facet>
        <p:column headerText="Id">
            <h:outputText value="#{car.id}" />
        </p:column>
        <p:column headerText="Year">
            <h:outputText value="#{car.year}" />
        </p:column>
        <p:column headerText="Brand">
            <h:outputText value="#{car.brand}" />
        </p:column>
        <p:column headerText="Color">
            <h:outputText value="#{car.color}" />
        </p:column>
        <f:facet name="footer">
            <p:commandButton process="singleDT" update=":form:carDetail" icon="pi pi-search" value="View" oncomplete="PF('carDialog').show()" />
        </f:facet>
    </p:dataTable>
    
    <p:dataTable id="eventsDT" var="car" value="#{dtSelectionView.cars3}" selectionMode="single" selection="#{dtSelectionView.selectedCar}" rowKey="#{car.id}">
        <f:facet name="header">
            Select Events
        </f:facet>
        <p:ajax event="rowSelect" listener="#{dtSelectionView.onRowSelect}" update=":form:msgs" />
        <p:ajax event="rowUnselect" listener="#{dtSelectionView.onRowUnselect}" update=":form:msgs" />
        <p:column headerText="Id">
            <h:outputText value="#{car.id}" />
        </p:column>
        <p:column headerText="Year">
            <h:outputText value="#{car.year}" />
        </p:column>
        <p:column headerText="Brand">
            <h:outputText value="#{car.brand}" />
        </p:column>
        <p:column headerText="Color">
            <h:outputText value="#{car.color}" />
        </p:column>
    </p:dataTable>
    
    <p:dataTable id="multipleDT" var="car" value="#{dtSelectionView.cars4}" selectionMode="multiple" selection="#{dtSelectionView.selectedCars}" rowKey="#{car.id}">
        <f:facet name="header">
            Multiple with Meta and Shift keys
        </f:facet>
        <p:column headerText="Id">
            <h:outputText value="#{car.id}" />
        </p:column>
        <p:column headerText="Year">
            <h:outputText value="#{car.year}" />
        </p:column>
        <p:column headerText="Brand">
            <h:outputText value="#{car.brand}" />
        </p:column>
        <p:column headerText="Color">
            <h:outputText value="#{car.color}" />
        </p:column>
        <f:facet name="footer">
            <p:commandButton process="multipleDT" update=":form:multiCarDetail" icon="pi pi-search" value="View" oncomplete="PF('multiCarDialog').show()" />
        </f:facet>
    </p:dataTable>
    
    <p:dataTable id="radioDT" var="car" value="#{dtSelectionView.cars5}" selection="#{dtSelectionView.selectedCar}" rowKey="#{car.id}">
        <f:facet name="header">
            RadioButton
        </f:facet>
        <p:column selectionMode="single" style="width:16px;text-align:center"/>
        <p:column headerText="Id">
            <h:outputText value="#{car.id}" />
        </p:column>
        <p:column headerText="Year">
            <h:outputText value="#{car.year}" />
        </p:column>
        <p:column headerText="Brand">
            <h:outputText value="#{car.brand}" />
        </p:column>
        <p:column headerText="Color">
            <h:outputText value="#{car.color}" />
        </p:column>
        <f:facet name="footer">
            <p:commandButton process="radioDT" update=":form:carDetail" icon="pi pi-search" value="View" oncomplete="PF('carDialog').show()" />
        </f:facet>
    </p:dataTable>
    
    <p:dataTable id="checkboxDT" var="car" value="#{dtSelectionView.cars6}" selection="#{dtSelectionView.selectedCars}" rowKey="#{car.id}" style="margin-bottom:0">
        <f:facet name="header">
            Checkbox
        </f:facet>
        <p:column selectionMode="multiple" style="width:16px;text-align:center"/>
        <p:column headerText="Id">
            <h:outputText value="#{car.id}" />
        </p:column>
        <p:column headerText="Year">
            <h:outputText value="#{car.year}" />
        </p:column>
        <p:column headerText="Brand">
            <h:outputText value="#{car.brand}" />
        </p:column>
        <p:column headerText="Color">
            <h:outputText value="#{car.color}" />
        </p:column>
        <f:facet name="footer">
            <p:commandButton process="checkboxDT" update=":form:multiCarDetail" icon="pi pi-search" value="View" oncomplete="PF('multiCarDialog').show()" />
        </f:facet>
    </p:dataTable>
    
    <p:dialog header="Car Info" widgetVar="carDialog" modal="true" showEffect="fade" hideEffect="fade" resizable="false">
        <p:outputPanel id="carDetail" style="text-align:center;">
            <p:panelGrid  columns="2" rendered="#{not empty dtSelectionView.selectedCar}" columnClasses="label,value">
                <f:facet name="header">
                    <p:graphicImage name="demo/images/car/#{dtSelectionView.selectedCar.brand}-big.gif"/> 
                </f:facet>
                
                <h:outputText value="Id:" />
                <h:outputText value="#{dtSelectionView.selectedCar.id}" />

                <h:outputText value="Year" />
                <h:outputText value="#{dtSelectionView.selectedCar.year}" />

                <h:outputText value="Color:" />
                <h:outputText value="#{dtSelectionView.selectedCar.color}" style="color:#{dtSelectionView.selectedCar.color}"/>
            
                <h:outputText value="Price" />
                <h:outputText value="$#{dtSelectionView.selectedCar.price}" />
            </p:panelGrid>
        </p:outputPanel>
    </p:dialog>
    
    <p:dialog header="Selected Cars" widgetVar="multiCarDialog" modal="true" showEffect="fade" hideEffect="fade" resizable="false" width="220">
        <p:outputPanel id="multiCarDetail" style="text-align:center;">
            <ui:repeat value="#{dtSelectionView.selectedCars}" var="car">
                <h:outputText value="#{car.id} - #{car.brand}" style="display:block"/>
            </ui:repeat>
        </p:outputPanel>
    </p:dialog>
</h:form>

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