ObsessiO ObsessiO - 2 months ago 18
jQuery Question

JSON response to Datatables?

I have the following example to get XML response from Ajax call and appending to table.

$("#ajaxform5").submit(function(e) {
var formURL = $(this).attr("action");
var request = $.ajax({
url : formURL,
type: "GET",
contentType : "application/xml",
headers: {
"Type" : "events"
},
success: function(xml){
$(xml).find('event').each(function(){
var $event = $(this);
var id = $event.find("id").text();
var level = $event.find("level").text();
var name = $event.find("name").text();
var attributes01 = $event.find("attributes").children("entry").eq(0).children("string").eq(0).text();
var attributes02 = $event.find("attributes").children("entry").eq(0).children("string").eq(1).text();
var attributes11 = $event.find("attributes").children("entry").eq(1).children("string").eq(0).text();
var attributes12 = $event.find("attributes").children("entry").eq(1).children("string").eq(1).text();
var attributes21 = $event.find("attributes").children("entry").eq(2).children("string").eq(0).text();
var attributes22 = $event.find("attributes").children("entry").eq(2).children("string").eq(1).text();
var attributes31 = $event.find("attributes").children("entry").eq(3).children("string").eq(0).text();
var attributes32 = $event.find("attributes").children("entry").eq(3).children("string").eq(1).text();
var attributes41 = $event.find("attributes").children("entry").eq(4).children("string").eq(0).text();
var attributes42 = $event.find("attributes").children("entry").eq(4).children("string").eq(1).text();
var userId = $event.find("userId").text();
var ipaddress = $event.find("ipaddress").text();
var outcome = $event.find("outcome").text();
var html = '<tr><td>' + id + '</td><td>' + level + '</td><td>' + name + '</td><td>' +
'<div><span class="title">' + attributes01 + '</span> <span>' + attributes02 + '</span></div>' +
'<div><span class="title">' + attributes11 + '</span> <span>' + attributes12 + '</span></div>' +
'<div><span class="title">' + attributes21 + '</span> <span>' + attributes22 + '</span></div>' +
'<div><span class="title">' + attributes31 + '</span> <span>' + attributes32 + '</span></div>' +
'<div><span class="title">' + attributes41 + '</span> <span>' + attributes42 + '</span></div>' +
'</td><td>' + userId + '</td><td>' + ipaddress + '</td><td>' + outcome + '</td></tr>';
$('#eventTable').append(html);
});
},
error: function(jqXHR, textStatus, errorThrown) {
alert(textStatus);
}
});
});


Now I want to use Datatables. So I convert response XML to JSON with xml2json(abdmob/x2js) and I got the JSON response below.

JSON response;

{
"list" : {
"event" : [{
"dateTime" : "1473858435162",
"nanoTime" : "438326047248251",
"id" : "15680",
"eventTime" : {
"time" : "1473851193487",
"timezone" : "Asia/Istanbul"
},
"level" : "INFORMATION",
"name" : "Get message content",
"attributes" : {
"entry" : [{
"string" : ["metaDataIds", "6"]
}, {
"string" : ["messageId", "2765"]
}, {
"string" : ["channel", "Channel[id=44ab0667-d42c-496c-bca2-2bd7eecd6dc9,name=API jQuery Direct]"]
}
],
"_class" : "linked-hash-map"
},
"outcome" : "SUCCESS",
"userId" : "1",
"ipAddress" : "127.0.0.1",
"serverId" : "f85e48e2-32b3-429f-bee5-31630d8143a2"
}, {
"dateTime" : "1473858435167",
"nanoTime" : "438326052034149",
"id" : "15679",
"eventTime" : {
"time" : "1473851191973",
"timezone" : "Asia/Istanbul"
},
"level" : "INFORMATION",
"name" : "Get messages by page limit",
"attributes" : {
"entry" : [{
"string" : ["filter", "MessageFilter[maxMessageId=2765,minMessageId=<null>,originalIdUpper=<null>,originalIdLower=<null>,importIdUpper=<null>,importIdLower=<null>,startDate=<null>,endDate=<null>,textSearch=<null>,textSearchRegex=<null>,statuses=<null>,includedMetaDataIds=[6],excludedMetaDataIds=<null>,serverId=<null>,contentSearch=[],metaDataSearch=<null>,textSearchMetaDataColumns=<null>,sendAttemptsLower=<null>,sendAttemptsUpper=<null>,attachment=false,error=false]"]
}, {
"string" : ["includeContent", "false"]
}, {
"string" : ["offset", "0"]
}, {
"string" : ["limit", "21"]
}, {
"string" : ["channel", "Channel[id=44ab0667-d42c-496c-bca2-2bd7eecd6dc9,name=API jQuery Direct]"]
}
],
"_class" : "linked-hash-map"
},
"outcome" : "SUCCESS",
"userId" : "1",
"ipAddress" : "127.0.0.1",
"serverId" : "f85e48e2-32b3-429f-bee5-31630d8143a2"
}
]
}
}




So my first question, is this JSON response valid for DataTables?

If it is valid, how can I address objects and arrays to row / columns like in my first example?

I tried to insert JSON response to Datatables but I couldn't. You can see the result in the picture.
response added to rows char by char



I gave the code below for illustration only, you do not want to know how much I drooled to insert data.
I also tried columns.data option to read arrays but failed again.

$("#ajaxform6").submit(function(e) {
var formURL = $(this).attr("action");
var request = $.ajax({
url : formURL,
type: "GET",
contentType : "application/xml",
headers: {
"Type" : "events"
},
success: function(data, textStatus, jqXHR) {
var x2js = new X2JS();
var bXML = jqXHR.responseText;
var jsonObj = x2js.xml_str2json(bXML);
var json = JSON.stringify(jsonObj);
console.log(json);
$('#table_id').DataTable( {
data: json,
bSort: false,
} );
},
error: function(jqXHR, textStatus, errorThrown) {
alert(textStatus);
}
});
});

Answer

Your json data is received as response is valid and can be parsed to datatable.

You can refer following DataTable code which I have created using your json data :

var jsdata = {
		"list" : {
			"event" : [
					{
						"dateTime" : "1473858435162",
						"nanoTime" : "438326047248251",
						"id" : "15680",
						"eventTime" : {
							"time" : "1473851193487",
							"timezone" : "Asia/Istanbul"
						},
						"level" : "INFORMATION",
						"name" : "Get message content",
						"attributes" : {
							"entry" : [
									{
										"string" : [ "metaDataIds", "6" ]
									},
									{
										"string" : [ "messageId", "2765" ]
									},
									{
										"string" : [ "channel",
												"Channel[id=44ab0667-d42c-496c-bca2-2bd7eecd6dc9,name=API jQuery Direct]" ]
									} ],
							"_class" : "linked-hash-map"
						},
						"outcome" : "SUCCESS",
						"userId" : "1",
						"ipAddress" : "127.0.0.1",
						"serverId" : "f85e48e2-32b3-429f-bee5-31630d8143a2"
					},
					{
						"dateTime" : "1473858435167",
						"nanoTime" : "438326052034149",
						"id" : "15679",
						"eventTime" : {
							"time" : "1473851191973",
							"timezone" : "Asia/Istanbul"
						},
						"level" : "INFORMATION",
						"name" : "Get messages by page limit",
						"attributes" : {
							"entry" : [
									{
										"string" : [
												"filter",
												"MessageFilter[maxMessageId=2765,minMessageId=<null>,originalIdUpper=<null>,originalIdLower=<null>,importIdUpper=<null>,importIdLower=<null>,startDate=<null>,endDate=<null>,textSearch=<null>,textSearchRegex=<null>,statuses=<null>,includedMetaDataIds=[6],excludedMetaDataIds=<null>,serverId=<null>,contentSearch=[],metaDataSearch=<null>,textSearchMetaDataColumns=<null>,sendAttemptsLower=<null>,sendAttemptsUpper=<null>,attachment=false,error=false]" ]
									},
									{
										"string" : [ "includeContent", "false" ]
									},
									{
										"string" : [ "offset", "0" ]
									},
									{
										"string" : [ "limit", "21" ]
									},
									{
										"string" : [ "channel",
												"Channel[id=44ab0667-d42c-496c-bca2-2bd7eecd6dc9,name=API jQuery Direct]" ]
									} ],
							"_class" : "linked-hash-map"
						},
						"outcome" : "SUCCESS",
						"userId" : "1",
						"ipAddress" : "127.0.0.1",
						"serverId" : "f85e48e2-32b3-429f-bee5-31630d8143a2"
					} ]
		}
	};

	$(document).ready(function() {
		$('#table_id').DataTable({
			data : jsdata.list.event,
			columns : [ {
				title : "Id",
				data : 'id'
			}, {
				title : "Level",
				data : 'level'
			}, {
				title : "Name",
				data : 'name'
			}, {
				title : "UserId",
				data : 'userId'
			}, {
				title : "Ip Address",
				data : 'ipAddress'
			}

			]
		});
	});
<link href="https://cdn.datatables.net/1.10.12/css/jquery.dataTables.min.css" rel="stylesheet"/>

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.0/jquery.min.js"></script>

<script src="https://cdn.datatables.net/1.10.12/js/jquery.dataTables.min.js"></script>


<table id="table_id" class="display" width="100%"></table>

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