Solved

How to copy a table using Javascript

Posted on 2012-04-03
2
289 Views
Last Modified: 2012-04-03
Hello,

I need your help.

I was curious to know, how I would go about copying only a specified table (all rows and all columns) using Javascript:

Below is an example of my table:

<html>

<head>

</head>

<body>

<table border="1" cellspacing="1" width="200">
	<tr>
		<td>Fruits</td>
		<td>Vegetables</td>
		<td>Colors</td>
		<td>Numbers</td>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td>Apple</td>
		<td>Carrot</td>
		<td>Red</td>
		<td>10</td>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td>Orange</td>
		<td>Broccoli</td>
		<td>Blue</td>
		<td>20</td>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td>Pear</td>
		<td>Onions</td>
		<td>Green</td>
		<td>30</td>
	</tr>
</table>

</body>

</html>

Open in new window


Any help with this is greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Cheers,

J
0
Comment
Question by:Buggs2012
2 Comments
 
LVL 53

Accepted Solution

by:
COBOLdinosaur earned 500 total points
ID: 37802181
Give the table an id : <table id="mytable" border="1" cellspacing="1" width="200">

If you want to copy both data and code then you grab it with

somevar=document.GetElementById('mytable').innerHTML;

if you just want the data:
rows=document.getElementById('mytable').rows;
for (1=0;i<rows.length;i++)
{
   cells=rows[1].cells;
   for (j=0;j<cells.length;j++)
   {
      // do something with the data
   }
}



Cd&
0
 
LVL 75

Expert Comment

by:Michel Plungjan
ID: 37802677
Or document.getElementById('mytable').textContent

In any case getElement and not GetElement
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Postgres Monitoring System

A PHP and Perl based system to collect and display usage statistics from PostgreSQL databases.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Styling your websites can become very complex. Here I'll show how SASS can help you better organize, maintain and reuse your CSS code.
The Windows functions GetTickCount and timeGetTime retrieve the number of milliseconds since the system was started. However, the value is stored in a DWORD, which means that it wraps around to zero every 49.7 days. This article shows how to solve t…
HTML5 has deprecated a few of the older ways of showing media as well as offering up a new way to create games and animations. Audio, video, and canvas are just a few of the adjustments made between XHTML and HTML5. As we learned in our last micr…
The viewer will learn how to create a basic form using some HTML5 and PHP for later processing. Set up your basic HTML file. Open your form tag and set the method and action attributes.: (CODE) Set up your first few inputs one for the name and …

713 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question