jQuery show/hide table rows

Posted on 2013-11-06
Last Modified: 2013-11-06
Hello Experts,

I am using jQuery.....

I have a long table such as in the example below. What i am trying to do is hiding all the "tr" in the table but the ones i would like to keep such as in the array.

 0.1.5           Blue          86,70
 1.5.3           Red         113,60
 2.2.1           Yello          21,45
 1.5.7           Green      120,63

so for example i want to show only the rows ("tr") that its first td contains

0.1.5 and 2.2.1 and .......

Of course the first row (titles) should stay on.

Since this is a long list table its better to have the model numbers in an array.

Thank you for the help!
Question by:Refael
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Expert Comment

by:Alexandre Simões
ID: 39628804
something like:

var hideThese = ['0.1.5', '2.2.1'];

$.each('#tableId tr', function(idx, item){
     var $row = $(item);
     var $cell = $($row.find('td')[0]);

     if(!$.inArray($cell.html(), hideThese))

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Sorry I couldn't test it...
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Accepted Solution

Rainer Jeschor earned 500 total points
ID: 39628848
or something like this:

function HideTableRows() {
    var rowsToKeep = ["0.1.5","1.5.3","2.2.1","1.5.7"];

    $("#mytable > tbody > tr").each(function(){
        if ($.inArray($(this).find('td:first').text(), rowsToKeep) == -1) {

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Author Comment

ID: 39628873
Hi RainerJ

Works perfect! I just amended it a bit.

AlexCode, not only that it did not work but also it prompt for few errors in the code :-(
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Author Closing Comment

ID: 39628874
Works,  Perfect! Thank you!
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Expert Comment

by:Alexandre Simões
ID: 39629441
@Refael: sorry mate, I wrote it on the phone. It's proven not to be a good practice :)
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Expert Comment

by:Alexandre Simões
ID: 39629451
Heck... I can^t leave a crappy answer like this :)
You can see it in action here:
Here's my code anyway:
var hideThese = ['0.1.5', '2.2.1'];

function hideRows(values) {
    var searchColumnIndex = 0;
    $('#myTable tr').each(function (idx, item) {
        var $row = $(item);
        var $cell = $($row.find('td')[searchColumnIndex]);

        if (!$.inArray($cell.html(), values)) $row.hide();
        else $;


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Cheers mate!

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