Laravel 8 YajraBox Server Side Datatable Tutorial

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Inside this article we will see the concept of Laravel 8 yajrabox server side datatable tutorial. Yajrabox is nothing, it’s package by the help of which we will integrate server side datatable.

We will implement Ajax DataTable in Laravel i.e Yajrabox DataTable. Datatables provides searching, pagination, ordering, sorting and etc. You need to follow the given steps to implement server side datatable Yajrabox in Laravel.

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Let’s get started.


Laravel Installation

We will create laravel project using composer. So, please make sure your system should have composer installed. If not, may be this article will help you to Install composer in system.

Here is the command to create a laravel project-

$ composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel blog

To start the development server of Laravel –

$ php artisan serve

URL: http://127.0.0.1:8000

Assuming laravel already installed inside your system.

Database also configured with application.


Install Yajra Datatable

To install yajrabox, we need to run a composer command. Open up the terminal and type this command and execute.

$ composer require yajra/laravel-datatables-oracle

While installation of this package, you will get such type of screen over terminal.


Update Application Provider List

After installation yajra package via composer.

We need to go into laravel application and open /config/app.php.

Add this code to providers & aliases array.

…..
 'providers' => [
     ….
     ….
     Yajra\DataTables\DataTablesServiceProvider::class,
 ],
 'aliases' => [
     ….
     ….
     'DataTables' => Yajra\DataTables\Facades\DataTables::class,
 ]
 …..

Migration & Dump Test Data

To migrate default migrations of application to database, we need to run this command.

$ php artisan migrate

It will run all pending migrations.

Next, we need test data. We have two options to add fake data to users table.

  • By using Tinker Shell to Run
  • By using DatabaseSeeder.php file

Artisan Tinker Shell

Using DatabaseSeeder.php

<?php

namespace Database\Seeders;

use Illuminate\Database\Seeder;

class DatabaseSeeder extends Seeder
{
    /**
     * Seed the application's database.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function run()
    {
         \App\Models\User::factory(100)->create();
    }
}

To run this seeder, back to terminal and type the command as –

$ php artisan db:seed

Create Route

Open web.php from /routes folder. Open up the file web.php and add this route code.

//...

Route::get('users', [UserController::class, 'index'])->name('users.index');

//...

Create Controller

Next, we need UserController. To create this controller, we have to run artisan command. Controllers will be stored inside /app/Http/Controllers folder.

$ php artisan make:controller UserController

Open up the file UserController.php and write this complete code into it.

<?php
  
namespace App\Http\Controllers;
  
use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use App\Models\User;
use DataTables;
  
class UserController extends Controller
{
    /**
     * Display a listing of the resource.
     *
     * @return \Illuminate\Http\Response
     */
    public function index(Request $request)
    {
        if ($request->ajax()) {
            $data = User::select('*');
            return Datatables::of($data)
                    ->addIndexColumn()
                    ->addColumn('action', function($row){
     
                           $btn = '<a href="javascript:void(0)" class="edit btn btn-primary btn-sm">View</a>';
    
                            return $btn;
                    })
                    ->rawColumns(['action'])
                    ->make(true);
        }
        
        return view('users');
    }
}

Create Blade Layout File

To create blade layout file, go to /resources/views folder. Create a file users.blade.php. Open up the file and write this complete code into it.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>

<head>
    <title>Laravel 8 YajraBox Datatable Tutorial - Online Web Tutor</title>
    <meta name="csrf-token" content="{{ csrf_token() }}">
    <link rel="stylesheet"
        href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/twitter-bootstrap/4.1.3/css/bootstrap.min.css" />
    <link href="https://cdn.datatables.net/1.10.16/css/jquery.dataTables.min.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.datatables.net/1.10.19/css/dataTables.bootstrap4.min.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.1/jquery.js"></script>
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery-validate/1.19.0/jquery.validate.js"></script>
    <script src="https://cdn.datatables.net/1.10.16/js/jquery.dataTables.min.js"></script>
    <script src="https://stackpath.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.1.3/js/bootstrap.min.js"></script>
    <script src="https://cdn.datatables.net/1.10.19/js/dataTables.bootstrap4.min.js"></script>
</head>

<body>

    <div class="container" style="margin-top: 50px;">
        <h4 style="text-align: center;">Laravel 8 YajraBox Datatable Tutorial - Online Web Tutor</h4>
        <table class="table table-bordered" id="data-table">
            <thead>
                <tr>
                    <th>No</th>
                    <th>Name</th>
                    <th>Email</th>
                    <th width="100px">Action</th>
                </tr>
            </thead>
            <tbody>
            </tbody>
        </table>
    </div>

</body>

<script type="text/javascript">
$(function() {

    var table = $('#data-table').DataTable({
        processing: true,
        serverSide: true,
        ajax: "{{ route('users.index') }}",
        columns: [{
                data: 'id',
                name: 'id'
            },
            {
                data: 'name',
                name: 'name'
            },
            {
                data: 'email',
                name: 'email'
            },
            {
                data: 'action',
                name: 'action',
                orderable: false,
                searchable: false
            },
        ]
    });

});
</script>

</html>

Application Testing

Open project to terminal and type the command to start development server

$ php artisan serve

URL – http://127.0.0.1:8000/users

We hope this article helped you to learn about Laravel 8 YajraBox Server Side Datatable Tutorial in a very detailed way.

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