Get information about the paging state of the table

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

Get information about the paging settings that DataTables is currently using to display each page, including the number of records shown, start and end points in the data set etc.

DataTables 1.10+ provides the page.info() method, built-in, provide the same information as this method. As such this method is marked deprecated, but is available for use with legacy version of DataTables. Please use the new API if you are used DataTables 1.10 or newer.

Plug-in code

jQuery.fn.dataTableExt.oApi.fnPagingInfo = function ( oSettings )
    return {
        "iStart":         oSettings._iDisplayStart,
        "iEnd":           oSettings.fnDisplayEnd(),
        "iLength":        oSettings._iDisplayLength,
        "iTotal":         oSettings.fnRecordsTotal(),
        "iFilteredTotal": oSettings.fnRecordsDisplay(),
        "iPage":          oSettings._iDisplayLength === -1 ?
            0 : Math.ceil( oSettings._iDisplayStart / oSettings._iDisplayLength ),
        "iTotalPages":    oSettings._iDisplayLength === -1 ?
            0 : Math.ceil( oSettings.fnRecordsDisplay() / oSettings._iDisplayLength )


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!


$(document).ready(function() {
      $('#example').dataTable( {
          "fnDrawCallback": function () {
          alert( 'Now on page'+ this.fnPagingInfo().iPage );
      } );
  } );