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Collection Data Source

You may use Laravel's Collection as data source for your dataTables. You can look at Yajra\DataTables\CollectionDataTable class which handles the conversion of your Collection into a readbale DataTable API response.

Collection via Factory

use DataTables;
 
Route::get('user-data', function() {
$collection = collect([
['id' => 1, 'name' => 'John'],
['id' => 2, 'name' => 'Jane'],
['id' => 3, 'name' => 'James'],
]);
 
return DataTables::of($collection)->toJson();
});

Collection via Facade

use DataTables;
 
Route::get('user-data', function() {
$collection = collect([
['id' => 1, 'name' => 'John'],
['id' => 2, 'name' => 'Jane'],
['id' => 3, 'name' => 'James'],
]);
 
return DataTables::collection($collection)->toJson();
});

Collection via Dependency Injection

use Yajra\DataTables\DataTables;
 
Route::get('user-data', function(DataTables $dataTables) {
$collection = collect([
['id' => 1, 'name' => 'John'],
['id' => 2, 'name' => 'Jane'],
['id' => 3, 'name' => 'James'],
]);
 
return $dataTables->collection($collection)->toJson();
});

Collection via IoC

 
Route::get('user-data', function() {
$collection = collect([
['id' => 1, 'name' => 'John'],
['id' => 2, 'name' => 'Jane'],
['id' => 3, 'name' => 'James'],
]);
 
return app('datatables')->collection($collection)->toJson();
});

CollectionDataTable new Instance

use Yajra\DataTables\CollectionDataTable;
 
Route::get('user-data', function() {
$collection = App\User::all();
 
return (new CollectionDataTable($collection))->toJson();
});