Table createTHead() Method - Javascript DOM HTML Element

Javascript examples for DOM HTML Element:Table


The createTHead() method creates an empty <thead> element and adds it to the table.

If a <thead> element already exists on the table, the createTHead() method returns the existing one.



Return Value:

The newly created or an existing <thead> element

The following code shows how to Create a <thead> element with <tr> and <td> element

Demo Code

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<!DOCTYPE html>
table, td {
    border: 1px solid black;
</style>//from  w w w .ja v  a 2  s . c  o m

<table id="myTable">
    <td>cell 1</td>
    <td>cell 2</td>
    <td>cell 3</td>
    <td>cell 4</td>

<button onclick="myFunction()">Test</button>

function myFunction() {
    var table = document.getElementById("myTable");
    var header = table.createTHead();
    var row = header.insertRow(0);
    var cell = row.insertCell(0);
    cell.innerHTML = "<b>This is a table header</b>";


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