Add/delete row from a table

I have this table with some dependents information and there is a add and delete button for each row to add/delete additional dependents. When I click "add" button, a new row gets added to the table, but when I click the "delete" button, it deletes the header row first and then on subsequent clicking, it deletes the corresponding row.

Here is what I have:

Javascript code

   function deleteRow(row){
      var d = row.parentNode.parentNode.rowIndex;
      document.getElementById('dsTable').deleteRow(d);
   }

HTML code

<table id = 'dsTable' >
      <tr>
         <td> Relationship Type </td>
         <td> Date of Birth </td>
         <td> Gender </td>
      </tr>
      <tr>
         <td> Spouse </td>
         <td> 1980-22-03 </td>
         <td> female </td>
         <td> <input type="button" id ="addDep" value="Add" onclick = "add()" </td>
         <td> <input type="button" id ="deleteDep" value="Delete" onclick = "deleteRow(this)"  </td>
      </tr>
       <tr>
         <td> Child </td>
         <td> 2008-23-06 </td>
         <td> female </td>
         <td> <input type="button" id ="addDep" value="Add" onclick = "add()"</td>
         <td>  <input type="button" id ="deleteDep" value="Delete" onclick = "deleteRow(this)" </td>
      </tr>
   </table>

Answers:

Answer

JavaScript with a few modifications:

function deleteRow(btn) {
  var row = btn.parentNode.parentNode;
  row.parentNode.removeChild(row);
}

And the HTML with a little difference:

<table id="dsTable">
  <tbody>
    <tr>
      <td>Relationship Type</td>
      <td>Date of Birth</td>
      <td>Gender</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>Spouse</td>
      <td>1980-22-03</td>
      <td>female</td>
      <td><input type="button" value="Add" onclick="add()"/></td>
      <td><input type="button" value="Delete" onclick="deleteRow(this)"/></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>Child</td>
      <td>2008-23-06</td>
      <td>female</td>
      <td><input type="button" value="Add" onclick="add()"/></td>
      <td><input type="button" value="Delete" onclick="deleteRow(this)"/></td>
    </tr>
  </tbody>
</table>???????????????????????????????????
Answer

jQuery has a nice function for removing elements from the DOM.

The closest() function is cool because it will "get the first element that matches the selector by testing the element itself and traversing up through its ancestors."

$(this).closest("tr").remove();

Each delete button could run that very succinct code with a function call.

Answer

Here's the code JS Bin using jQuery. Tested on all the browsers. Here, we have to click the rows in order to delete it with beautiful effect. Hope it helps.

Answer

I suggest using jQuery. What you are doing right now is easy to achieve without jQuery, but as you will want new features and more functionality, jQuery will save you a lot of time. I would also like to mention that you shouldn't have multiple DOM elements with the same ID in one document. In such case use class attribute.

html:

<table id="dsTable">
  <tr>
     <td> Relationship Type </td>
     <td> Date of Birth </td>
     <td> Gender </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
     <td> Spouse </td>
     <td> 1980-22-03 </td>
     <td> female </td>
     <td> <input type="button" class="addDep" value="Add"/></td>
     <td> <input type="button" class="deleteDep" value="Delete"/></td>
  </tr>
   <tr>
     <td> Child </td>
     <td> 2008-23-06 </td>
     <td> female </td>
     <td> <input type="button" class="addDep" value="Add"/></td>
     <td> <input type="button" class="deleteDep" value="Delete"/></td>
  </tr>
</table>

javascript:

$('body').on('click', 'input.deleteDep', function() {
   $(this).parents('tr').remove();  
});

Remember that you need to reference jQuery:

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.8.3.min.js"></script>

Here a working jsfiddle example: http://jsfiddle.net/p9dey/1/

Answer

I would try formatting your table correctly first off like so:

I cannot help but thinking that formatting the table could at the very least not do any harm.

<table>
   <thead>
      <th>Header1</th>
      ......
   </thead>
   <tbody>
       <tr><td>Content1</td>....</tr>
       ......
   </tbody>
</table>
Answer

Hi I would do something like this:

var id = 4; // inital number of rows plus one
function addRow(){
   // add a new tr with id 
   // increment id;
}

function deleteRow(id){
   $("#" + id).remove();
}

and i would have a table like this:

<table id = 'dsTable' >
      <tr id=1>
         <td> Relationship Type </td>
         <td> Date of Birth </td>
         <td> Gender </td>
      </tr>
      <tr id=2>
         <td> Spouse </td>
         <td> 1980-22-03 </td>
         <td> female </td>
         <td> <input type="button" id ="addDep" value="Add" onclick = "add()" </td>
         <td> <input type="button" id ="deleteDep" value="Delete" onclick = "deleteRow(2)"  </td>
      </tr>
       <tr id=3>
         <td> Child </td>
         <td> 2008-23-06 </td>
         <td> female </td>
         <td> <input type="button" id ="addDep" value="Add" onclick = "add()"</td>
         <td>  <input type="button" id ="deleteDep" value="Delete" onclick = "deleteRow(3)" </td>
      </tr>
   </table>

Also if you want you can make a loop to build up the table. So it will be easy to build the table. The same you can do with edit:)

Answer

Lots of good answers, but here is one more ;)

You can add handler for the click to the table

<table id = 'dsTable' onclick="tableclick(event)">

And then just find out what the target of the event was

function tableclick(e) {
    if(!e)
     e = window.event;

    if(e.target.value == "Delete")
       deleteRow( e.target.parentNode.parentNode.rowIndex );
}

Then you don't have to add event handlers for each row and your html looks neater. If you don't want any javascript in your html you can even add the handler when page loads:

document.getElementById('dsTable').addEventListener('click',tableclick,false);

??

Here is working code: http://jsfiddle.net/hX4f4/2/

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