I am using Drupal 8.6.1 with the 8.x-1.0-alpha2 Footable module and the core dialog.

What I did so far:

  • Install the Footable module.

  • Download the most recent 3.x.x version of the FooTable jQuery plugin from https://github.com/fooplugins/FooTable/tags and move the contents of the compiled directory into the libraries/footable directory.

  • I have created a simple "footable" views showing all articles with below fields:

    • Title (Title)
    • Body (Body)
    • Image (Image)
    • Tags (Tags)
  • Configured the footable settings to hide the below element on any device:

    • Body (Body)
    • Image (Image)
    • Tags (Tags)
  • So far, the footable view is working just as expected without no error at all.

Here is an image:

Footable view page

Now, I want when I click on the title field, a dialog popup will open displaying me the contents of the /node/{{ node:nid }} in that popup so:

  • Under the advanced Section, Set the Use Ajax to: Yes

  • Add the Content: ID to the footable view but excluded form the display.

  • Edit the title field:

    • Uncheck the "Link to the Content" box.

    • Check the "Override the output of this field with custom text" box.

    • Add this line of code: <a class="use-ajax" data-dialog-type="modal" href="/node/{{ nid }}">{{ title }}</a>

Now, If I visit the Footbale view page, the footable is working prefectly but when I click on any title, the entire page will refresh and redirect me to /node/{{ nid }} path with no any dialog poping up.

Am I missing something here in my configuration ?!


If I change the view display from Footable to any other display like for example the built-in Table, the dialog will popup without any issues at all.

Thank you,

1 Answer 1


After further Google search I found this Webform issue.


You have to use the Footable dev version and not the alpha2 version.

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