Change the table's paging display start.

  • Author: Allan Jardine
  • Deprecated: This plug-in has been deprecated and replaced with other functionality. Please see the detailed description below for more information.

Set the point at which DataTables will start it's display of data in the table.

Plug-in code

jQuery.fn.dataTableExt.oApi.fnDisplayStart = function ( oSettings, iStart, bRedraw )
    if ( typeof bRedraw == 'undefined' ) {
        bRedraw = true;

    oSettings._iDisplayStart = iStart;
    if ( oSettings.oApi._fnCalculateEnd ) {
        oSettings.oApi._fnCalculateEnd( oSettings );

    if ( bRedraw ) {
        oSettings.oApi._fnDraw( oSettings );


This plug-in is available on the DataTables CDN:


Note that if you are using multiple plug-ins, it is beneficial in terms of performance to combine the plug-ins into a single file and host it on your own server, rather than making multiple requests to the DataTables CDN.

Version control

If you have any ideas for how this plug-in can be improved, or spot anything that is in error, it is available on GitHub and pull requests are very welcome!


var table = $('#example').dataTable();
  table.fnDisplayStart( 21 );