Since: DataTables 1.10

Search event - fired when the table is filtered.


The search event is fired whenever the table's searching is triggered by the global search or columns search options, including calls from the API (search() for example). Additionally, a full redraw (by calling the draw()) method will cause the table to be re-searched.

Note that the search will be fired before the table has been redrawn with the updated filtered data, although the data will internally have been filtered.

Please note that, as with all DataTables emitted events, the event object has a DataTables API instance available on it (the first parameter). Additionally, the events are triggered with the dt namespace. As such, to listen for this event, you must also use the dt namespace by simply appending .dt to your event name, as shown in the example below.


function function( e, settings )



Update an external input with filtering information using the API:

var table = new DataTable('#myTable');

table.on('search.dt', function () {
	$('#filterInfo').html('Currently applied global search: ' + table.search());


The following options are directly related and may also be useful in your application development.