Table (DataTables) Component

Splade has an advanced Table component that supports auto-fill, searching, filtering, sorting, toggling columns, and pagination. You may also perform bulk actions and exports. Though optional, it integrates beautifully with Spatie's Laravel Query Builder.

This video is from a previous Splade version that did not have the built-in Query Builder yet. An updated instruction video will soon replace it!

Basic example

You may use the SpladeTable class to configure the table in your controller.

return view('users.index', [
'users' => SpladeTable::for(User::class)
->column('name')
->column('email')
->paginate(15),
]);

In your Blade template, use the x-splade-table component to render the table.

<x-splade-table :for="$users" />

That's all! It will automatically render the head, body, and pagination.

Table Class

Instead of using an inline SpladeTable in the controller, you may create a dedicated Table class. A Table class lets you keep the configuration out of the controller and reuse the Table class. If you want to use Bulk Actions and Exports, a Table class is required.

There's an Artisan command to create a Table class:

php artisan make:table Users

You'll find the new Table class in the app/Tables folder. You may use this class in the controller instead of the inline instance:

use App\Tables\Users;
 
return view('users.index', [
'users' => SpladeTable::for(User::class)
->column('name')
->column('email')
->paginate(15),
 
'users' => Users::class,
]);

The class consists of three methods you'll need to implement: authorize, for, and configure.

Implementing the for method

If you create a new Table class, the for method has a default implementation. It returns a new query builder of the corresponding Eloquent Model:

public function for()
{
return User::query();
}

You may add additional constraints and apply scopes to query:

public function for()
{
return User::query()->where('is_admin', 0);
}

Note that this will apply to all results. So, for example, if you want to choose in the frontend between admins and non-admins, this is not the right place to use the constraint.

Implementing the configure method

The configure method gives you an instance of SpladeTable. Just like the inline example, here you may configure the columns, filters, pagination, search inputs, and more:

public function configure(SpladeTable $table)
{
$table
->column('name')
->column('email')
->paginate(15);
}

Implementing the authorize method

The authorize method is only used for Bulk Actions and Exports. Just like Form Requests, you may determine if the user has the authority to perform such actions:

public function authorize(Request $request)
{
return $request->user()->is_admin;
}

Instead of always returning true, you may also remove the method if you don't want to use authorization.

Pagination

When the dataset is paginated, it will, by default, show a select dropdown to customize the number of rows per page. In addition, you may define a custom set of options using the perPageOptions method on the SpladeTable:

SpladeTable::for(User::class)
->perPageOptions([50, 100, 200])
->...

You may also set this globally using the static defaultPerPageOptions method, for example, in the AppServiceProvider class. If you want to disable the select dropdown, you may pass an empty array.

SpladeTable::defaultPerPageOptions([250, 500]);

You may want the hide the pagination when the resource contains only one page, resulting in a somewhat cleaner UI. You may use the static hidePaginationWhenResourceContainsOnePage() method:

SpladeTable::hidePaginationWhenResourceContainsOnePage();

Custom head and body

You may use slots to write the head or body yourself. Then, passing the instance to the for attribute will automatically render the pagination, but you must manually loop over the items in the head and body sections.

You may use the columns() method and resource property of the table instance:

<x-splade-table :for="$users">
<x-slot name="head">
<thead>
<tr>
@foreach($users->columns() as $column)
<th>{{ $column->label }}</th>
@endforeach
</tr>
</thead>
</x-slot>
 
<x-slot name="body">
<tbody>
@foreach($users->resource as $user)
<tr>
...
</tr>
@endforeach
</tbody>
</x-slot>
</x-splade-table>

Also, check out the default Blade templates for other related features.