TableRow insertCell() Method - Javascript DOM HTML Element

Javascript examples for DOM HTML Element:TableRow


The insertCell() method inserts a cell into the current row.

Parameter Values

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

index of value -1 can add new cell at the last position.

Return Value:

The inserted cell element

The following code shows how to Insert new cell(s) with content at the beginning of first row

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  .co m

<table id="myTable">
    <td>First cell</td>
    <td>Second cell</td>
    <td>Third cell</td>
    <td>First cell</td>
    <td>Second cell</td>
    <td>Third cell</td>

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

function myFunction() {
    var firstRow = document.getElementById("myTable").rows[0];
    var x = firstRow.insertCell(0);
    x.innerHTML = "New cell";


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