Reload table with new search data via ajax

Reload table with new search data via ajax

jigar311982jigar311982 Posts: 67Questions: 28Answers: 0


I am using DataTable with Laravel, and the default load of all available data is working fine.
Now I have added a custom date picker, and filtering data with date range.

Now my problem is I could not reinit data table with same URL but filter input,
.draw() will not work, I know because it simple reinit table.

Is there any other way to resolve this?

Below is first default init when page load,

        var table = $('#expensesTable').DataTable({
            responsive: true,
            searchDelay: 500,
            processing: true,
            serverSide: true,
            dom: `<'row'<'col-sm-6 text-left'f><'col-sm-6 text-right'B>>
            <'row'<'col-sm-12 col-md-5'i><'col-sm-12 col-md-7 dataTables_pager'lp>>`,
            lengthMenu: [[25, 50, 100, -1], [25, 50, 100, "All"]],
            buttons: [
            ajax: {
                                //This is first URL where i fatch all data without any inputs
                url: '/books/daybooks/datatable',
                type: 'POST',

Below is the code for the date picker trigger to AJAX for data table draw.

        $('#datepicker').on('apply.daterangepicker', function(ev, picker) {

            var start = picker.startDate.format('YYYY-MM-DD');
            var end = picker.endDate.format('YYYY-MM-DD');

                type: "POST",
                url: '/books/daybooks/datatable',
                data: {start : start, end : end},
                success: function(data)
                    //Below is basic code for table redraw, i know it will not work as it will look for no search query

                    //Then i tried below as per Ajax.url option, but i am not sure how it will work?
                    var table = $('#expensesTable').DataTable( {
                        ajax: "data.json"
                    } );
                    table.ajax.url( 'newData.json' ).load();
                } // Success End
            }); //AJAX End

Here is server-side...

       //If there is a click from date picker, then the request will filter data, else it will take data of the current date.
        if ($request->has('start'))
            $start = $request->start;
            $end = $request->end;
            $start = date("Y-m-d");
            $end = date("Y-m-d");


  • colincolin Posts: 11,280Questions: 0Answers: 1,927

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  • jigar311982jigar311982 Posts: 67Questions: 28Answers: 0
    edited April 8

    @Colin, I am getting data as a response, I just need to redraw the table with new data,
    If I am using $('#expensesTable').DataTable().draw();, this just reload original data, because in original load there was no search,

    Attached reponse in dev tools of chrome.

  • kthorngrenkthorngren Posts: 12,250Questions: 25Answers: 2,867

    In your success function use clear() to clear the table data. Then use rows.add() followed by draw() to add the new data. Remove the other lines (12-20) in your second code snippet.


  • jigar311982jigar311982 Posts: 67Questions: 28Answers: 0

    @Kevin, it inits table 3 times with this code,
    First datatable, shows 0 data ,
    Second datatable, shows 3 data as expected in search,
    Third datatable, shows 0 data.

                        success: function(data)
                            var table = $('#expensesTable').DataTable();

    ( "")

  • kthorngrenkthorngren Posts: 12,250Questions: 25Answers: 2,867
    edited April 8

    Since you are using server side processing I suggest you use as a function to send the start and end parameters. Then just use ajax.reload() in your event handler.

    If no data is returned from the server then you will need to debug the server script to find out why. Sounds like this part might not be setting the dates as expected. I would start there with debugging:

         $start = date("Y-m-d");
         $end = date("Y-m-d");

    Just wanted to add that clear() and rows.add() don't work with server side processing. They are client side processing APIs. I didn't notice you were using SSP with my first response.


  • jigar311982jigar311982 Posts: 67Questions: 28Answers: 0

    Hello Kevin, I could get answer at this stackoverflow, FYI.

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