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Dynamically Generate Table Using jQuery

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In this code we will tackle about Dynamically Generate Table using jQuery. The program will let you create your own table dynamically. The code use a jQuery plugin that shorten your native scriptin by allowing you to call a single line of code. To learn more about this, just follow the steps below.

Getting started:

First you have to download bootstrap framework, this is the link for the bootstrap that I used for the layout design https://getbootstrap.com/. And this is the link for the jquery that i used in this tutorial https://jquery.com/.

The Main Interface

This code contains the interface of the application. To create this just write these block of code inside the text editor and save this as index.html.
  1. <!DOCTYPE html>
  2. <html lang = "en">
  3. <head>
  4. <link rel = "stylesheet" type = "text/css" href = "css/bootstrap.css"/>
  5. <meta charset = "UTF-8" name = "viewport" content = "width=device-width"/>
  6. </head>
  7. <nav class="navbar navbar-default">
  8. <div class="container-fluid">
  9. <div class="navbar-header">
  10. <a class="navbar-brand" href="http://sourcecodester.com">Sourcecodester</a>
  11. </div>
  12. </div>
  13. </nav>
  14. <div class="row">
  15. <div class="col-md-3"></div>
  16. <div class="col-md-6 well">
  17. <h3 class="text-primary">Dynamically Generate Table Using jQuery</h3>
  18. <hr style="border-top:1px dotted #ccc;"/>
  19. <div id="tbl_data">
  20. <div class="form-inline">
  21. <label style = "font-size:18px;" class = "text-info">Table header column(max = 5)</label>
  22. <input type = "number" min ="0" max = "5" id = "h_cols" class = "form-control"/>
  23. <button type = "button" id = "btn_tblhead" class = "btn btn-success form-control" ><span class = "glyphicon glyphicon-plus"></span></button>
  24. </div>
  25. </div>
  26. <br />
  27. <div id ="table table-responsive">
  28.  
  29. </div>
  30. </div>
  31. </div>
  32. </body>
  33. <script src = "js/jquery-3.1.1.js"></script>
  34. <script src = "js/script.js"></script>
  35. </html>

Creating the Script

This code contains the script of the application. The code can generate a HTML table by submitting a form. To do this just copy and write these block of codes inside the text editor, then save it as script.js inside the js folder.
  1. $(document).ready(function(){
  2. $(document).on('click', '#btn_tblhead', function(){
  3. if( $('#h_cols').val() == ""){
  4. alert("Please enter something!");
  5. }else{
  6. if($('#h_cols').val() > 5){
  7. alert("Must not exceed 5");
  8. }else{
  9. if($('#h_cols').val() == 0){
  10. alert("Please enter a valid number");
  11. }else{
  12. $h_cols = $('#h_cols').val();
  13. $('#tbl_data').empty();
  14. $loader = $('<center>Generating <img src = "images/default.gif" height = "50"></center>');
  15. $loader.appendTo('#tbl_data');
  16. setTimeout(function(){
  17. $loader.remove();
  18. $('#tbl_data').attr('class', 'form-inline');
  19. $('<h4 class = "text-primary">Header Title</h4><br />').appendTo('#tbl_data');
  20. $col = [];
  21. for($a = 1; $a <= $h_cols; $a++){
  22. $col.push($a);
  23. }
  24. $.each($col, function(idx, va){
  25. $('<input type = "text" class = "form-control th_data" name = "th_data[]" placeholder = "Column' + va + '" size = "5" style = "margin:0px 10px 0px 10px;"/>').appendTo('#tbl_data');
  26. });
  27. $('<button id = "btn_hdata" class = "btn btn-success form-control"><span class = "glyphicon glyphicon-plus"></span></button>').appendTo('#tbl_data');
  28. }, 3000);
  29. }
  30. }
  31. }
  32. });
  33.  
  34. $(document).on('click', '#btn_hdata', function(){
  35. if($('.th_data').val() == ""){
  36. alert("Please enter something");
  37. }else{
  38. $th_data = [];
  39. $('.th_data').each(function(){
  40. $th_data.push($(this).val());
  41. });
  42. $('#tbl_data').empty();
  43. $loader = $('<center>Creating table <img src = "images/default.gif" height = "50"></center>');
  44. $loader.appendTo('#tbl_data');
  45. setTimeout(function(){
  46. $loader.remove();
  47. $newTable = $('<table></table>').attr('class', 'table table-bordered');
  48. $thead = $('<thead></thead>').appendTo($newTable);
  49. $h_rows = $('<tr></tr>').appendTo($thead);
  50. $.each($th_data, function(index, value){
  51. $('<th style = "width:25%;">' + value + '</th>').appendTo($h_rows);
  52. });
  53. $tbody = $('<tbody id = "t_body"></tbody>').appendTo($newTable);
  54. $newTable.appendTo('#tbl_data');
  55. $.each($th_data, function(i, val){
  56. $('<input type = "text" class = "form-control tb_data" placeholder = "' + val + '" name = "tb_data[]" size = "5" style = "margin:0px 10px 0px 10px;"/>').appendTo('#tbl_data');
  57. });
  58. $('<button id = "btn_bdata" class = "btn btn-success form-control">Insert</button>').appendTo('#tbl_data');
  59. }, 3000);
  60. }
  61. });
  62.  
  63. $(document).on('click', '#btn_bdata', function(){
  64. $tb_tr = $('<tr></tr>');
  65. $('.tb_data').each(function(){
  66. $('<td>' + $(this).val() + '</td>').appendTo($tb_tr);
  67. });
  68. $tb_tr.appendTo('#t_body');
  69. $('.tb_data').val('');
  70. })
  71.  
  72. });
There you have it we successfully created a Dynamically Generate Table using jQuery. I hope that this simple tutorial help you to what you are looking for. For more updates and tutorials just kindly visit this site. Enjoy Coding!

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