Enterprise Java

JQuery DataTables And Java Integration

  • Jquery DataTables is a open source plugin for creating tables in browser.
  • It has many features like sorting,server side processing, JQUERY UI theme rolling.
  • The download link for this plugin:
  • http://www.datatables.net/download/

  • In this demo we have shown integration of data table with java.The Data table will load the data by making an Ajax call to load all the data.
  • The response data must contain ‘aaData’ properties.
  • The main components in this demo are :

    Project Structure:

    Integration With Java :

  • The Static data StudentDataService.java ,
  • package com.sandeep.data.service;
    import java.util.ArrayList;
    import java.util.List;
    import com.sandeep.data.object.Student;
    public class StudentDataService {
     public static List<student> getStudentList() {
      List<student> listOfStudent = new ArrayList<student>();
      Student aStudent = new Student();
      for (int i = 1; i <= 200; i++) {
       aStudent = new Student();
       aStudent.setName('Sandeep' + i);
       aStudent.setMark('20' + i);
      return listOfStudent;
  • Data table object which will go as response in Servlet DataTableObject.java,
  • package com.sandeep.data.object;
    import java.util.List;
    public class DataTableObject {
     int  iTotalRecords;
     int  iTotalDisplayRecords;
     String  sEcho;
     String sColumns;
     List<student> aaData;
     public int getiTotalRecords() {
      return iTotalRecords;
     public void setiTotalRecords(int iTotalRecords) {
      this.iTotalRecords = iTotalRecords;
     public int getiTotalDisplayRecords() {
      return iTotalDisplayRecords;
     public void setiTotalDisplayRecords(int iTotalDisplayRecords) {
      this.iTotalDisplayRecords = iTotalDisplayRecords;
     public String getsEcho() {
      return sEcho;
     public void setsEcho(String sEcho) {
      this.sEcho = sEcho;
     public String getsColumns() {
      return sColumns;
     public void setsColumns(String sColumns) {
      this.sColumns = sColumns;
     public List<student> getAaData() {
      return aaData;
     public void setAaData(List<student> aaData) {
      this.aaData = aaData;
  • The Servlet which return JSON as String StudentDataServlet.java,
  • package com.sandeep.json.data.servlet;
    import java.io.IOException;
    import java.io.PrintWriter;
    import java.util.List;
    import javax.servlet.ServletException;
    import javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet;
    import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest;
    import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse;
    import com.google.gson.Gson;
    import com.google.gson.GsonBuilder;
    import com.sandeep.data.object.DataTableObject;
    import com.sandeep.data.object.Student;
    import com.sandeep.data.service.StudentDataService;
    public class StudentDataServlet extends HttpServlet {
     private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;
     public StudentDataServlet() {
     protected void doGet(HttpServletRequest request,
       HttpServletResponse response) throws ServletException, IOException {
      PrintWriter out = response.getWriter();
      List<Student> lisOfStudent = StudentDataService.getStudentList();
      DataTableObject dataTableObject = new DataTableObject();
      Gson gson = new GsonBuilder().setPrettyPrinting().create();
      String json = gson.toJson(dataTableObject);
     protected void doPost(HttpServletRequest request,
       HttpServletResponse response) throws ServletException, IOException {
      doGet(request, response);
  • The html file with table element file ajaxDataTable.jsp,
  • <%@ page language='java' contentType='text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1'
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC '-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN' 'http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd'>
    <meta http-equiv='Content-Type' content='text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1'>
    <title>Ajax Data Response And JQuery data table</title>
    <style type='text/css' title='currentStyle'>
       @import './resource/css/demo_table_jui.css';
       @import './resource/css/jquery-ui-1.9.2.custom.min.css';
    background: #EDE4D4 !important;
    tr.odd td.sorting_1{
    background: #EDE4D4 !important;
    tr.even td.sorting_1{
    background: #fff !important;
     <div class='table-container'>
        <table  cellpadding='0' cellspacing='0' border='0'  class='display jqueryDataTable'>
       <script src='./resource/js/jquery-1.8.3.min.js'></script>
       <script src='./resource/js/jquery.dataTables.min.js'></script>
       <script src='http://code.jquery.com/ui/1.9.2/jquery-ui.js'></script>
       <script src='./resource/js/my-demo-table-script.js'></script>
  • Java Script code for initializing the data table my-demo-table-script.js,
  • $(document).ready(function() {
        $('.jqueryDataTable').dataTable( {
            'bProcessing': false,
            'bServerSide': false,
            'sAjaxSource': './StudentDataServlet',
            'bJQueryUI': true,
            'aoColumns': [
                { 'mData': 'name' },
                { 'mData': 'mark' }
        } ); 
    } );


    The output of integrated table will be:


    Download Demo Code:
    demo code download link

    Reference: JQuery DataTables And Java Integration from our JCG partner Sandeep Kumar Patel at the My Small Tutorials blog.

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10 years ago

Holy Crap!!! This actually works!! Thanks!

9 years ago

if the web page loads data from different tables of a database as rows. how could i drag and drop rows from one table to another in web page so that it updates in database also.How i could i do this

6 years ago
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non ho capito il problema

6 years ago

What is the need of DataTableObject.java here?

Mark Ainsworth
Mark Ainsworth
6 years ago

nice concise article. Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks.

5 years ago

Nice article, it is work, and easy understand.

May I know how to enhanced this datatable to have button edit, create & delete for the rows ?

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