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Extended DataTable

We can now extend and reuse our DataTable class inside our controller by using before and response callback.

IMPORTANT: Extended DataTable is only applicable on ^1.1 and above.

Upgrading from v1.0 to v1.1

  • Upgrade to laravel-datatables-buttons:^1.1
  • Rename ajax() method to dataTable()
  • Remove ->toJson() from the method chain.
public function ajax()
return $this->datatables
->addColumn('action', '')


public function dataTable()
return $this->datatables
->addColumn('action', '');

Quick Example:

Route::get('datatable', function(RolesDataTable $dataTable){
return $dataTable->before(function (\Yajra\DataTables\DataTableAbstract $dataTable) {
return $dataTable->addColumn('test', 'added inside controller');
->response(function (\Illuminate\Support\Collection $response) {
$response['test'] = 'Append Data';
return $response;
->withHtml(function(\Yajra\DataTables\Html\Builder $builder) {
$builder->columns(['id', 'name', 'etc...']);
->with('key', 'value')
'key2' => 'value2',
'key3' => 'value3',