As per the above document, lightning:datatable does support boolean type.

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But, it didn't say anything whether boolean type supports inline editing. I did one POC but it seems it is not supporting inline editing. enter image description here

Is there any workaround to show the checkbox while doing inline editing for a boolean field?

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    It does support inline editing for boolean fields. You need to set editable attribute of boolean column to true. Refer Working with Inline Editing section developer.salesforce.com/docs/component-library/bundle/… on this link. It clearly says that inline editing is not supported for Date and Location fields. So It will support editing for boolean fields. Jan 8, 2019 at 8:44
  • @AshishSharma : Thanks for the reply. I am aware of the boolean column supports inline editing, but what surprised me when I double clicked any checkbox you will see a long open text and there is no way you can check/uncheck. (Please see the image I posted). My question is if I am missing something to see the checkbox to set the value? Jan 8, 2019 at 17:09

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I figured out the issue. It was coming due to the CSS. I have modified the existing CSS to hide some other checkbox and that was affecting this boolean column checkbox.

Thanks, guys for your help.

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