Table insertRow() Method - Javascript DOM HTML Element

Javascript examples for DOM HTML Element:Table


The insertRow() method creates an empty <tr> element and adds it to a table at the specified index in the table.

Parameter Values

Value Description
index Required in Firefox and Opera, optional in IE, Chrome and Safari.

index of -1 adds row at the last position.

Return Value:

The inserted <tr> element

The following code shows how to Insert new row(s) at the first position of a table (and insert a <td> element with some content to it):

Demo Code

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

<table id="myTable">
    <td>Row1 cell1</td>
    <td>Row1 cell2</td>
    <td>Row2 cell1</td>
    <td>Row2 cell2</td>
    <td>Row3 cell1</td>
    <td>Row3 cell2</td>

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

function myFunction() {
    var table = document.getElementById("myTable");
    var row = table.insertRow(0);
    var cell1 = row.insertCell(0);
    var cell2 = row.insertCell(1);
    cell1.innerHTML = "NEW CELL1";
    cell2.innerHTML = "NEW CELL2";


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