How to reload/refresh jQuery dataTable?

I am trying to implement functionality whereby clicking a button on the screen will cause my jQuery dataTable to refresh (as the server-side data source may have changed since the dataTable was created).

Here’s what I have:

$(document).ready(function() {
    $("#my-button").click(function() {
        $("#my-datatable").dataTable().fnReloadAjax();
    });
});

But when I run this, it does nothing. What’s the proper way to refresh the dataTable when the button is clicked? Thanks in advance!

Answer

You can try the following:

function InitOverviewDataTable() {
    oOverviewTable = $('#HelpdeskOverview').dataTable({
        "bPaginate": true,
        "bJQueryUI": true, // ThemeRoller-stöd
        "bLengthChange": false,
        "bFilter": false,
        "bSort": false,
        "bInfo": true,
        "bAutoWidth": true,
        "bProcessing": true,
        "iDisplayLength": 10,
        "sAjaxSource": '/Helpdesk/ActiveCases/noacceptancetest'
    });
}

function RefreshTable(tableId, urlData) {
    $.getJSON(urlData, null, function(json) {
        table = $(tableId).dataTable();
        oSettings = table.fnSettings();

        table.fnClearTable(this);

        for (var i = 0; i < json.aaData.length; i++) {
            table.oApi._fnAddData(oSettings, json.aaData[i]);
        }

        oSettings.aiDisplay = oSettings.aiDisplayMaster.slice();
        table.fnDraw();
    });
}
// Edited by Prasad
function AutoReload() {
    RefreshTable('#HelpdeskOverview', '/Helpdesk/ActiveCases/noacceptancetest');

    setTimeout(function() {
        AutoReload();
    }, 30000);
}

$(document).ready(function() {
    InitOverviewDataTable();
    setTimeout(function() {
        AutoReload();
    }, 30000);
});

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