csv upload issue

csv upload issue

danielviannadanielvianna Posts: 15Questions: 7Answers: 0
edited August 2019 in Free community support

Hi Alan,

I tried to upload the file for you to check using debugger but it kept showing me uploading so I will just paste my code here.
when I tried to upload csv like this:


datatable editors can show me how many rows in the csv file correctly(in the several pop-up windows), however, after I finally confirm to upload, each existing record in datatables will be doubled. nothing in the csv has been uploaded to datatable editor.

Please take a look and let me know how to fix the problem.(how to upload what's in the csv instead of doubling the current data) and which part I can put code to submit the csv data to backend via ajax.

Thank you in advance for your help.

html code:

_<table id="example" class="table bg-white table-hover dt-responsive display" style="width:100%">
                        <th>SERIAL NUMBER</th>
                        <th>SERIAL CODE</th>
                        <th>DATE PURCHASED</th>

js part code:

 _<script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/PapaParse/4.6.3/papaparse.min.js"></script>
  <script type="text/javascript" src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.3.1.js"></script>
  <script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdn.datatables.net/1.10.19/js/jquery.dataTables.min.js"></script>
  <script type="text/javascript" src="./js/dataTables.editor.min.js"></script>
  <script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdn.datatables.net/select/1.3.0/js/dataTables.select.min.js"></script>
  <script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdn.datatables.net/buttons/1.5.6/js/dataTables.buttons.min.js"></script>
  <script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jszip/3.1.3/jszip.min.js"></script>
  <script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/pdfmake/0.1.53/pdfmake.min.js"></script>
  <script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/pdfmake/0.1.53/vfs_fonts.js"></script>
  <script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdn.datatables.net/buttons/1.5.6/js/buttons.html5.min.js"></script>
  <script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdn.datatables.net/buttons/1.5.6/js/buttons.print.min.js"></script>
  <script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/moment.js/2.8.4/moment.min.js"></script>
  <script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdn.datatables.net/plug-ins/1.10.19/sorting/datetime-moment.js"></script>
  <script src="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.0.0/js/bootstrap.min.js" integrity="sha384-JZR6Spejh4U02d8jOt6vLEHfe/JQGiRRSQQxSfFWpi1MquVdAyjUar5+76PVCmYl" crossorigin="anonymous"></script>
    // Use a global for the submit and return data rendering in the examples.
// Don't do this outside of the Editor examples!
var editor;
// Display an Editor form that allows the user to pick the CSV data to apply to each column
function selectColumns ( editor, csv, header ) {

    var selectEditor = new $.fn.dataTable.Editor();
    var fields = editor.order();
    for ( var i=0 ; i<fields.length ; i++ ) {
        var field = editor.field( fields[i] );
        selectEditor.add( {
            label: field.label(),
            name: field.name(),
            type: 'select',
            options: header,
            def: header[i]
        } );
        title: 'Map CSV fields',
        buttons: 'Import '+csv.length+' records',
        message: 'Select the CSV column you want to use the data from for each field.'
    selectEditor.on('submitComplete', function (e, json, data, action) {
        // Use the host Editor instance to show a multi-row create form allowing the user to submit the data.
        editor.create( csv.length, {
            title: 'Confirm import',
            buttons: 'Submit',
            message: 'Click the <i>Submit</i> button to confirm the import of '+csv.length+' rows of data. Optionally, override the value for a field to set a common value by clicking on the field below.'
        } );
        for ( var i=0 ; i<fields.length ; i++ ) {
            var field = editor.field( fields[i] );
            var mapped = data[ field.name() ];
            for ( var j=0 ; j<csv.length ; j++ ) {
                field.multiSet( j, csv[j][mapped] );
    } );
$(document).ready(function() {
    // Regular editor for the table
    editor = new $.fn.dataTable.Editor( {
        ajax: "url",
        table: "#example",
        fields: [ {
                label: "Serial Code:",
                name: "serial_number"
            }, {
                label: "Purchase Date:",
                name: "date_purchased"
    } );

     // Upload Editor - triggered from the import button. Used only for uploading a file to the browser
    var uploadEditor = new $.fn.dataTable.Editor( {
        fields: [ {
            label: 'Drag and Drop',
            name: 'csv',
            type: 'upload',
            ajax: function ( files ) {
                // Ajax override of the upload so we can handle the file locally. Here we use Papa
                // to parse the CSV.
                Papa.parse(files[0], {
                    header: true,
                    skipEmptyLines: true,
                    complete: function (results) {
                        if ( results.errors.length ) {
                            console.log( results );
                            uploadEditor.field('csv').error( 'CSV parsing error: '+ results.errors[0].message );
                        else {
                            selectColumns( editor, results.data, results.meta.fields );
        } ]
    } );
    var table =$('#example').DataTable( {
        dom: 'Bfrtip',
        ajax: "url",
        columns: [
            { data: 'serial_number' },
            { data: 'serial_code' },
            { data: "status" },
            // { data: "office" },
            { data: "date_purchased" }
            // { data: "salary", render: $.fn.dataTable.render.number( ',', '.', 0, '$' ) }
        select: true,
        buttons: [
            // { extend: 'create', editor: editor },
            // { extend: 'edit',   editor: editor },
            { extend: 'remove', editor: editor },
            // {
            //     extend: 'csv',
            //     text: 'Export CSV',
            //     className: 'btn-space',
            //     exportOptions: {
            //         orthogonal: null
            //     }
            // },
                text: 'Import CSV',
                action: function () {
                    uploadEditor.create( {
                        title: 'CSV Import New Inventory Items'
                    } );
            // {
            //     extend: 'selectAll',
            //     className: 'btn-space'
            // },
            // 'selectNone',
    } );
} );


Edited by Colin - Syntax highlighting. Details on how to highlight code using markdown can be found in this guide.


  • allanallan Posts: 51,440Questions: 1Answers: 7,758 Site admin

    I don't see anything immediately wrong. Could you link to a page showing the issue so we can attempt to debug it please.


  • danielviannadanielvianna Posts: 15Questions: 7Answers: 0

    Hello Allan:

    you can use this link to debug.
    there are 32 records in the datatable and when I upload a csv with 200 records, it shows 64 records in total after I upload.
    Also please let me know which part I should write ajax to sync data with backend.

    Thank you,

  • allanallan Posts: 51,440Questions: 1Answers: 7,758 Site admin

    Thanks for the link! I've just tried it and get to the Submit form - It makes an Ajax request to the server (/moa/api/jsonExample) with the data that I would expect it to submit.

    However, the server is returning nothing at that point (not even a status code as far as I can see - the connection just terminates) and Editor shows its A system error has occurred message.

    Reloading the table shows the table still has 32 entries.

    Have I done something wrong, or is the server in a "funny" state at the moment? Perhaps something is shown in its error logs?


  • danielviannadanielvianna Posts: 15Questions: 7Answers: 0

    Hi Allan,

    Thank you for your help.
    I think I have figured it out. the problem happens when I try to merge the php code with the framework I am using currently.
    but it works now. Thank you again

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