GregH GregH - 7 months ago 141
Javascript Question

How do I iterate through table rows and cells in javascript?

If I have an HTML table...say

<div id="myTabDiv">
<table name="mytab" id="mytab1">
<tr>
<td>col1 Val1</td>
<td>col2 Val2</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>col1 Val3</td>
<td>col2 Val4</td>
</tr>
</table>
</div>


How would I iterate through all table rows (assuming the number of rows could change each time I check) and retrieve values from each cell in each row from within Javascript?

Answer

If you want to go through each row(<tr>), knowing/identifying the row(<tr>), and iterate through each column(<td>) of each row(<tr>), then this is the way to go.

var table = document.getElementById("mytab1");
for (var i = 0, row; row = table.rows[i]; i++) {
   //iterate through rows
   //rows would be accessed using the "row" variable assigned in the for loop
   for (var j = 0, col; col = row.cells[j]; j++) {
     //iterate through columns
     //columns would be accessed using the "col" variable assigned in the for loop
   }  
}

If you just want to go through the cells(<td>), ignoring which row you're on, then this is the way to go.

var table = document.getElementById("mytab1");
for (var i = 0, cell; cell = table.cells[i]; i++) {
     //iterate through cells
     //cells would be accessed using the "cell" variable assigned in the for loop
}