Refresh jQuery datatable table

By | December 18, 2017
Questions:

Been plenty of questions about this but I never found one that worked for me. I have a plain and simple HTML table whos body is being filled with rows from an AJAX call.
Then I want to update the table with DataTable plugin but it does not work.
I have a HTML table that looks like this:

<table id="myTable">
  <thead>
     <tr>
          <th>1</th>
          <th>2</th>
          <th>3</th>
          <th>4</th>
          <th>5</th>
     </tr>
  </thead>
  <tbody>
  </tbody>
</table>

In my jQuery pageload

$(document).ready(function(){
        var oTable = $('#myTable').dataTable({
            "aoColumns": [
              { "bSortable": false },
              null, null, null, null
            ]
        });
});

And finally my on dropdownlist change function

$("#dropdownlist").on("change", function () {
        $("tbody").empty();
            $.ajax({
                type: "POST",
                url: "@Url.Action("ActionHere", "Controller")",
                dataType: "json",
                success: function (data) {
                    $.each(data, function (key, item) {
                        $("tbody").append("<tr><td>1</td><td>2</td><td>3</td><td>4</td><td>5</td></tr>");
                    });
                }
            })
        var oTable = $('#myTable').dataTable(); // Nothing happens
        var oTable = $('#myTable').dataTable({ // Cannot initialize it again error
                "aoColumns": [
                  { "bSortable": false },
                  null, null, null, null
                ]
            });
        });

The append and so on has been modified to shorten it down, etc so do not focus too much on it.

Basically the question is how to update the table, I can do my AJAX and add new data to the table fine, but the datatable plugin does not update with it.
I’ve tried other things like

.fnDraw(false);

But it does nothing
While I get an JSON error from

fnReloadAjax()

Any clues on just how to refresh the table?

Answers:

Try this

Initially you initialized the table so first clear that table

$('#myTable').dataTable().fnDestroy();

Then initialize again after ajax success

$('#myTable').dataTable();

Like this

$("#dropdownlist").on("change", function () {
        $("tbody").empty();
            $.ajax({
                type: "POST",
                url: "@Url.Action("ActionHere", "Controller")",
                dataType: "json",
                success: function (data) {
                    $.each(data, function (key, item) {
                        $("tbody").append("<tr><td>1</td><td>2</td><td>3</td><td>4</td><td>5</td></tr>");
                    });
                }
            })
       $('#myTable').dataTable().fnDestroy();
       $('#myTable').dataTable({ // Cannot initialize it again error
                "aoColumns": [
                  { "bSortable": false },
                  null, null, null, null
                ]
            });
        });

DEMO

Questions:
Answers:

I Know this is an old post, but I’ve just investigated about the problem and I find the easiest way to solve it in DataTable man pages: https://datatables.net/reference/api/ajax.reload%28%29
All you need to call table.ajax.reload();

Questions:
Answers:

From version 1.10.0 onwards you can use ajax.reload() api.

var table = $('#myTable').DataTable();
table.ajax.reload();

Keep in mind to use $('#myTable').DataTable() and not
$('#myTable').dataTable()

Questions:
Answers:
var table =  $('#product_table').DataTable({
    "bProcessing": true,
    "serverSide": true,
    responsive: true,
    "ajax": {
        url: get_base_url + "product_table", // json datasource
        type: "post", // type of method  ,GET/POST/DELETE
        error: function () {
            $("#employee_grid_processing").css("display", "none");
        }
    }
});

//call this funtion 
$(document).on('click', '#view_product', function () {
  table.ajax.reload();
});

Questions:
Answers:

I had done something that relates to this… Below is a sample javascript with what you need. There is a demo on this here: http://codersfolder.com/2016/07/crud-with-php-mysqli-bootstrap-datatables-jquery-plugin/

//global the manage member table 
var manageMemberTable;

function updateMember(id = null) {
    if(id) {
        // click on update button
        $("#updatebutton").unbind('click').bind('click', function() {
            $.ajax({
                url: 'webdesign_action/update.php',
                type: 'post',
                data: {member_id : id},
                dataType: 'json',
                success:function(response) {
                    if(response.success == true) {                      
                        $(".removeMessages").html('<div class="alert alert-success alert-dismissible" role="alert">'+
                              '<button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="alert" aria-label="Close"><span aria-hidden="true">&times;</span></button>'+
                              '<strong> <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-ok-sign"></span> </strong>'+response.messages+
                            '</div>');

                        // refresh the table

                        manageMemberTable.ajax.reload();

                        // close the modal
                        $("#updateModal").modal('hide');

                    } else {
                        $(".removeMessages").html('<div class="alert alert-warning alert-dismissible" role="alert">'+
                              '<button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="alert" aria-label="Close"><span aria-hidden="true">&times;</span></button>'+
                              '<strong> <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-exclamation-sign"></span> </strong>'+response.messages+
                            '</div>');

                        // refresh the table                        
                        manageMemberTable.ajax.reload();

                        // close the modal
                        $("#updateModal").modal('hide');
                    }
                }
            });
        }); // click remove btn
    } else {
        alert('Error: Refresh the page again');
    }
}

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