How to use jQuery datatable with Web API in MVC? want to implement CRUD, searching and sorting

I want to implement jquery datatable(With Displaying data, edit, delete, search, sort and paging should be there) with Web API and MVC

I had previously implemented jquery data table with MVC and it was working, but when I was started using jQuery Datatable with web API, I wasn't able to implement CRUD with searching and pagination in it.

If there are any links or sample code, please provide me for reference.

thanks and regards

G.Ram Mohan

Asked by:- Ram MohanG
: 6018 At:- 9/12/2017 4:57:12 AM jQuery-datatable Web-api

2 Answers
profileImage Answered by:- vikas_jk

Take a look at these articles which will give you details and step by step procedure for it

1. jQuery datatable server-side processing with Api

2.Create, Edit & delete using Web api & jQuery datatable server side processing

At:- 11/10/2017 10:20:00 AM Updated at:- 12/9/2017 2:12:39 PM
Looks a better answer 0
By : jaya - at :- 11/14/2017 1:35:56 PM
the above article (2-parts) has great and complete step by step CRUD details with web api and jquery Datatable, great work @vikas_jk 0
By : pika - at :- 12/4/2017 10:38:08 AM
Above articles are well explained and helpful, thanks 0
By : manish - at :- 2/22/2018 3:50:16 PM

profileImage Answered by:- jaya

Updated: Take a Look at the article on this jQuery datatable server-side processing with Api


You can use these steps to create server side processing with web api and jQuery datatable

Step 1: Create Model for the example,let's say MstArticleCustomer (customer records)

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
namespace wfmis.Models
    public class MstArticleCustomer
        public Int64 Id { get; set; }
        public Int64 ArticleId { get; set; }
        public string CustomerCode { get; set; }
        public string Customer { get; set; }
        public string Address { get; set; }
        public string ContactNumbers { get; set; }
        public string ContactPerson { get; set; }
        public string EmailAddress { get; set; }

Step 2: Create model for handling paging/data of jQuery datatable, this model will accpet JSON data of jQuery datatables

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
namespace wfmis.Models
    public class SysDataTablePager
        public string sEcho { get; set; }
        public int iTotalRecords { get; set; }
        public int iTotalDisplayRecords { get; set; }
        public List aaData { get; set; }

Step 3 : create javascript for jQuery datatable to  initialize and accept data from server side  , so the javascript code for it will be

$(function () {
    $ArticleCustomerDataTable = $("#TableArticleCustomerList").dataTable({
        "bServerSide": true, //make server side processing to true
        "sAjaxSource": '/api/MstArticleCustomer', //url of the Ajax source,i.e. web api method
        "sAjaxDataProp": "aaData", // data property of the returned ajax which contains table data
        "bProcessing": true,
        "bLengthChange": false,
        "sPaginationType": "full_numbers",//pagination type
        "aoColumns": [
                    "mData": "Id", "bSearchable": false, "bSortable": false, "sWidth": "40px",
                    "mRender": function (data) {
                        return '<button class="btn btn-primary" type="button">Edit</button>'
                    "mData": "Id", "bSearchable": false, "bSortable": false, "sWidth": "40px",
                    "mRender": function (data) {
                        return '<button class="btn btn-danger" type="button">Delete</button>'
                { "mData": "CustomerCode", "sWidth": "150px" },
                { "mData": "Customer" },
                { "mData": "ContactNumbers", "sWidth": "300px" }

I have explained above javascript code line meaning using comment

Step 4: Create web api controller to get data from back end, it is just GET method with Rest architecture

using Newtonsoft.Json;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Collections.Specialized;
using System.Data.SqlTypes;
using System.Linq;
using System.Net;
using System.Net.Http;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Http;
using System.Web.Mvc;
using wfmis.Models;
namespace wfmis.Controllers
    public class MstArticleCustomerController : ApiController
        private Data.wfmisDataContext data = new Data.wfmisDataContext();
        private SysSecurity secure = new SysSecurity();
        // GET api/MstArticleCustomer
        public Models.SysDataTablePager Get()
            NameValueCollection nvc = HttpUtility.ParseQueryString(Request.RequestUri.Query);
           //sEcho gives the number of time method was called
            string sEcho = nvc["sEcho"].ToString();
           //starting index number
            int iDisplayStart = Convert.ToInt32(nvc["iDisplayStart"]);
//get total value count
            var Count = data.MstArticles.Where(d => d.MstUser.Id == secure.GetCurrentUser() &&
                                                    d.MstArticleType.ArticleType == "Customer" &&
                                                    d.MstArticleCustomers.Count() > 0).Count();

 //get data from database
            var Customers = (from d in data.MstArticles
                             where d.MstUser.Id == secure.GetCurrentUser() &&
                                  d.MstArticleType.ArticleType == "Customer" &&
                                  d.MstArticleCustomers.Count() > 0
                            select new Models.MstArticleCustomer
                                Id = d.MstArticleCustomers.First().Id,
                                ArticleId = d.Id,
                                CustomerCode = d.MstArticleCustomers.First().CustomerCode,
                                Customer = d.MstArticleCustomers.First().Customer,
                                Address = d.MstArticleCustomers.First().Address,
                                ContactNumbers = d.MstArticleCustomers.First().ContactNumbers,
                                ContactPerson = d.MstArticleCustomers.First().ContactPerson,
                                EmailAddress = d.MstArticleCustomers.First().EmailAddress
            //Create a model for datatable paging and sending data
            var CustomerPaged = new Models.SysDataTablePager();
           //enter all the required values
            CustomerPaged.sEcho = sEcho;
            CustomerPaged.iTotalRecords = Count;
            CustomerPaged.iTotalDisplayRecords = Count;
            CustomerPaged.aaData = Customers.ToList();
            return CustomerPaged;

In the above code, first we are fetching jQuery datatable details, and then using the database context we are getting data from database, for entering it into model, then passing it to front end using JSON format.

That's it, you should get JSON data in front end like below

 "aaData":[{"Id":1,"ArticleId":1,"CustomerCode":"0000000001","Customer":"888 BAKER'S CHOICE DIST. CORP.","Address":"DAVAO CITY ","ContactNumbers":"NA","ContactPerson":"NA","EmailAddress":"NA@NA"},
           {"Id":2,"ArticleId":2,"CustomerCode":"0000000002","Customer":"ABAD, ANA","Address":"MINGLANILLA, CEBU ","ContactNumbers":"NA","ContactPerson":"NA","EmailAddress":"NA@NA"}]}

Here is the source link

You can refer other links also like

The above links also give example with code for using jQuery datatable with Web-api

At:- 9/12/2017 7:04:21 AM Updated at:- 11/14/2017 1:37:06 PM

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