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How to reload/refresh jQuery dataTable?

I am trying to implement functionality whereby clicking a button on the screen will cause my jQuery dataTable to refresh (as the server-side data source may have changed since the dataTable was created).

Here's what I have:

$(document).ready(function() {
    $("#my-button").click(function() {
        $("#my-datatable").dataTable().fnReloadAjax();
    });
});

But when I run this, it does nothing. What's the proper way to refresh the dataTable when the button is clicked? Thanks in advance!

Answer

You can try the following:

function InitOverviewDataTable()
{
  oOverviewTable =$('#HelpdeskOverview').dataTable(
  {
    "bPaginate": true,
    "bJQueryUI": true,  // ThemeRoller-stöd
    "bLengthChange": false,
    "bFilter": false,
    "bSort": false,
    "bInfo": true,
    "bAutoWidth": true,
    "bProcessing": true,
    "iDisplayLength": 10,
    "sAjaxSource": '/Helpdesk/ActiveCases/noacceptancetest'
  });
}

function RefreshTable(tableId, urlData)
{
  $.getJSON(urlData, null, function( json )
  {
    table = $(tableId).dataTable();
    oSettings = table.fnSettings();

    table.fnClearTable(this);

    for (var i=0; i<json.aaData.length; i++)
    {
      table.oApi._fnAddData(oSettings, json.aaData[i]);
    }

    oSettings.aiDisplay = oSettings.aiDisplayMaster.slice();
    table.fnDraw();
  });
}

function AutoReload()
{
  RefreshTable('#HelpdeskOverview', '/Helpdesk/ActiveCases/noacceptancetest');

  setTimeout(function(){AutoReload();}, 30000);
}

$(document).ready(function () {
  InitOverviewDataTable();
  setTimeout(function(){AutoReload();}, 30000);
});

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