Redraw the table without altering the paging

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

Redraw the table (i.e. fnDraw) to take account of sorting and filtering, but retain the current pagination settings.

DataTables 1.10+ provide the draw() method which has this ability built-in (pass the first parameter to the function as false). 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.fnStandingRedraw = function(oSettings) {
    if(oSettings.oFeatures.bServerSide === false){
        var before = oSettings._iDisplayStart;


        // iDisplayStart has been reset to zero - so lets change it back
        oSettings._iDisplayStart = before;

    // draw the 'current' page


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() {
      var table = $('.dataTable').dataTable()
  } );