Add rows

New rows can be added to a DataTable using the row.add() API method. Simply call the API function with the data for the new row (be it an array or object). Multiple rows can be added using the rows.add() method (note the plural). Data can likewise be updated with the row().data() and row().remove() methods.

Note that in order to see the new row in the table you must call the draw() method, which is easily done through the chaining that the DataTables API employs.

This example shows a single row being added each time the button below is clicked upon.

The Editor extension adds full table editing controls to a DataTable, including creating, editing and deleting rows.

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  • Javascript
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Ajax
  • Server-side script
  • Comments

The Javascript shown below is used to initialise the table shown in this example:

$(document).ready(function () { var t = $('#example').DataTable(); var counter = 1; $('#addRow').on('click', function () { t.row.add([counter + '.1', counter + '.2', counter + '.3', counter + '.4', counter + '.5']).draw(false); counter++; }); // Automatically add a first row of data $('#addRow').click(); });

In addition to the above code, the following Javascript library files are loaded for use in this example:

The HTML shown below is the raw HTML table element, before it has been enhanced by DataTables:

This example uses a little bit of additional CSS beyond what is loaded from the library files (below), in order to correctly display the table. The additional CSS used is shown below:

The following CSS library files are loaded for use in this example to provide the styling of the table:

This table loads data by Ajax. The latest data that has been loaded is shown below. This data will update automatically as any additional data is loaded.

The script used to perform the server-side processing for this table is shown below. Please note that this is just an example script using PHP. Server-side processing scripts can be written in any language, using the protocol described in the DataTables documentation.

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