Datatable is having excessive top padding

Datatable is having excessive top padding

UnfreeHexUnfreeHex Posts: 2Questions: 1Answers: 0

I made a web application, with a database linked in it. I used the database to display the users that have registered in the webpage (not published, thus its all made up data). I used datatables.net for the design of my table, following this videos:

https://youtu.be/s3o8iuoDMyI?list=LL
https://youtu.be/U0zYxZ6OzDM?list=LL

But I am not exactly getting the desired result in my display of my table.

Datatable now:

I am not sure why it has too much padding both in the header part and the body part's top. I did exactly what the videos did but i am unsure why its not resulting in the perfect table.

my code:

@{
    ViewData["Title"] = "Admin Page";
    string[] TableHeaders = new string[]
    {
      "First name"
      ,"Last name"
      ,"Email"
      ,"Phone Number"
    };
    Layout = "/Views/Shared/_Layout.cshtml";
}

<style>
    body {
        display: flex;
        background: #222831;
        align-items: center;
        justify-content: center;
        height: 100vh;
        color: snow;
        margin-bottom: 60px;
        font-family: Kalam, cursive;
    }
    .table{
        background:#fff;
        overflow-y:auto;
        box-shadow:0px 10px 50px 0px rgba(0,0,0,0.5);
        border-radius:10px;
        padding: 5rem;
    }
    table{
        width:100%;
        text-align:center;
        border-collapse:collapse;
    }
    table thead th,
    table tbody td{
        padding:15px;
        border:none;
        font-weight:600;
        font-size:14px;
    }
    table thead th{
        background: #1861ac;
        color:snow;
        font-size:16px;
        position:sticky;
        top:-1%;
    }
    table tbody td {
        border-bottom: 1px solid rgba(0,0,0,0.1);
    }
    nav{
        display:none !important;
    }
</style>

<div class="table">
    <table id="Users" class="table table-bordered table-hover table-sm">
        <thead>
            <tr>
                @{
                    foreach (var head in TableHeaders)
                    {
                        <th>
                            @head
                        </th>
                    }
                }
            </tr>
        </thead>
        <tbody>
            @{
                if (Model != null)
                {
                    foreach (var Acc in Model)
                    {
                        <tr>
                            <td>@Acc.Fname</td>
                            <td>@Acc.Lname</td>
                            <td>@Acc.Email</td>
                            <td>@Acc.PhoneNO</td>
                        </tr>
                    }

                }
            }

        </tbody>
    </table>
</div>

Answers

  • allanallan Posts: 54,579Questions: 1Answers: 8,533 Site admin

    I am not sure why it has too much padding both in the header part and the body part's top

    Me neither :). Can you link o a test page showing the issue so I can help to debug it please.

    Allan

  • UnfreeHexUnfreeHex Posts: 2Questions: 1Answers: 0

    Oh not to worry sir, I might have found an alternative. I added:

            table.dataTable {
                clear: both;
                margin-top: 6px !important;
                margin-bottom: 6px !important;
                max-width: none !important;
                border-collapse: collapse !important;
                border-spacing: 0;
            }
    

    and also replacing the border-collapse: seperate !important; to border-collapse: collapse !important;. I am not like exactly sure why that made the changes, instead of other attributes such as Paddings, as I thought initially. You may explain that ye :)

  • allanallan Posts: 54,579Questions: 1Answers: 8,533 Site admin

    It is required for when the table has scrolling enabled. Without it, it is impossible to keep the columns in the header and the body in alignment. If you aren't using scrolling though, then yes you can do that.

    Allan

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