stefun stefun - 2 months ago 30
jQuery Question

Show button if data table rows are empty

We want to show

ADD User
button or link in place of "No matching records found" message if we get 0 records. Also we need pass searched id with the link

How we can implement this.


ADD User link

I was trying with :

"fnDrawCallback": function(retObj) {



var userTable=$('#allUsers').DataTable({
"processing": true,
"serverSide": true,
'responsive': true,"stripeClasses": [ 'odd-row', 'even-row' ],
"aoColumnDefs": [
{ 'bSortable': false, 'aTargets': [1,2,3,4,5] }
"ajax": {
url: "users_list.php",
type: 'GET',
data: userData
"fnDrawCallback": function(retObj) {
console.log("0 records");
"language": {
"infoFiltered": "",
search: "_INPUT_",
searchPlaceholder: "Search...",
"emptyTable": '<a href="/path/' + 1 + '">BOOK THIS COURSE</a>'
"pageLength": 10

still getting "No matching records found" message.


Use language.emptyTable option to define a message when there are no records in the table.

For example:

var table = $('#example').DataTable({
   'language': {
      'emptyTable': '<a href="/path/' + 1 + '">Add new user</a>'

See this example for code and demonstration.

Use can also use language.zeroRecords option to define a message when the table is empty due to filtering.