Object Response

To convert the response of DataTables to an object, just pass true on make api.

use DataTables;

Route::get('user-data', function() {
    $model = App\User::query();

    return DataTables::eloquent($model)
                ->addColumn('intro', 'Hi {{$name}}!')
                ->toJson();
});

Example Response

{
    "draw": 2,
    "recordsTotal": 10,
    "recordsFiltered": 3,
    "data": [{
        "id": 476,
        "name": "Esmeralda Kulas",
        "email": "abbott.cali@heaney.info",
        "created_at": "2016-07-31 23:26:14",
        "updated_at": "2016-07-31 23:26:14",
        "deleted_at": null,
        "superior_id": 0
    }, {
        "id": 6,
        "name": "Zachery Muller",
        "email": "abdullah.koelpin@yahoo.com",
        "created_at": "2016-07-31 23:25:43",
        "updated_at": "2016-07-31 23:25:43",
        "deleted_at": null,
        "superior_id": 1
    }]
}