How to reload table with new data?

How to reload table with new data?

dee201dee201 Posts: 4Questions: 1Answers: 0

Debugger code (debug.datatables.net):

<script src="//cdn.datatables.net/1.10.16/js/jquery.dataTables.min.js"></script>
<script src="//cdn.datatables.net/1.10.16/js/dataTables.bootstrap4.min.js"></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="//cdn.datatables.net/1.10.16/css/dataTables.bootstrap4.min.css">

        <input type="text" id="textinput" name="textinput"><br><br>

        <div class="container">
        <div class="row">
          <div class="col-sm-12">
            <table id="example" class="display" width="100%"></table>
          </div>
        </div>
      </div>


        <script>

        var textInput = document.getElementById('textinput')

        var dataSet = [
        [ "Tiger Nixon", "System Architect", "Edinburgh", ],
        [ "hello Nixon", "System Architect", "Edinburgh", ],
        [ "Tiger Nixon", "System Architect", "Edinburgh", ],
        ];
        var table
        $(document).ready(function() {
            table = $('#example').DataTable( {
                data: dataSet,
                columns: [
                    { title: "Name" },
                    { title: "Position" },
                    { title: "Office" },
                ],
                searching: false,
                paging: false,
                info: false
            } );
        } );

        dataSet.push(['1','2','3']) //add new row to data
        //problem occurs here!
        setTimeout(() => {  table.ajax.reload(); }, 2000); //wait some time and reload table

      </script>

Error messages shown:
jquery.dataTables.min.js:36 Uncaught TypeError: Cannot set property 'data' of null

Description of problem: Im trying to create a table with some predefined data in it. Afterwards I want to reload the table with some new data. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong here?

I should point out that I am using this as test code before I try to implement a table reload function with user entered data and an event listener.

Many thanks in advance!

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  • colincolin Posts: 12,874Questions: 0Answers: 2,198

    The data isn't being loaded by ajax, there isn't an ajax property, which means you then can't reload it with ajax.reload(),

    You can just add that new row to the table with row.add():

    table.row.add((['1','2','3']).draw();
    

    Colin

  • dee201dee201 Posts: 4Questions: 1Answers: 0

    That makes sense, thanks for your help Colin!

    Is it possible to reload the entire table once original dataset has been modified, e.g.

    var dataSet = [
        [ "Tiger Nixon", "System Architect", "Edinburgh", ],
        [ "hello Nixon", "System Architect", "Edinburgh", ],
    ];
    var table
         $(document).ready(function() {
             table = $('#example').DataTable( {
                 data: dataSet,
                 columns: [
                     { title: "Name" },
                     { title: "Position" },
                     { title: "Office" },
                  ],
                  searching: false,
                  paging: false,
                  info: false
              } );
          } );
        
    // Update dataset 
    dataset = [ "new", "data", "test", ],
        [ "Nixon", "System", "Edinburgh", ],
    ]; 
        
    //Reload/redraw the table with new data
    table.reload() // Something like this?
    
  • kthorngrenkthorngren Posts: 14,084Questions: 25Answers: 3,322

    Use rows.add() to add multiple rows from an array, like this:

    // Update dataset
    dataset = [
        [ "new", "data", "test", ],
        [ "Nixon", "System", "Edinburgh", ],
    ];
         
    //Reload/redraw the table with new data
    table.rows.add( dataset ).draw().
    

    Note you are missing the leading g[ for the array.

    Kevin

  • dee201dee201 Posts: 4Questions: 1Answers: 0

    Hi Kevin,

    Thanks for your reply.

    I am actually trying redraw the entire table rather than add new rows to the existing table. So the new table should ideally contain only the new data (2 rows) if that makes sense. Do you know if this is possible?

    Cheers,
    Dee

  • kthorngrenkthorngren Posts: 14,084Questions: 25Answers: 3,322
    Answer ✓

    If you are using the data option to initially load the table then use clear() to remove all the rows followed by the rows.add().

    Kevin

  • glimpsed_chaosglimpsed_chaos Posts: 32Questions: 7Answers: 2
    Answer ✓

    It's also worth noting you may want/need to redraw the table after loading and that you can chain the clear, add and draw together.

    var data = JSON.parse(myData);
    var myTable = $('#my_table').DataTable().clear().rows.add(data).draw();
    
  • dee201dee201 Posts: 4Questions: 1Answers: 0

    Thanks for your help, the last two suggestions worked for me!

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