Laravel Datatables Server Side Processing Example

By Hardik Savani May 1, 2024 Category : Laravel

This post will give you example of laravel datatables server side processing. i explained simply step by step datatables - server-side processing in laravel using yajra. This tutorial will give you simple example of laravel 7 datatables server side processing. you will learn laravel datatables server side search & pagination.

Here, Creating a basic example of datatable server side processing in laravel 6, laravel 7, laravel 8, laravel 9, laravel 10 and laravel 11 example.

Someday ago i already posted with laravel 7 datatables simple example. you can also view from here : Click Here.

But in this tutorial, we will learn how to manager server side data processing with datatables in laravel. what is data processing? Data Processing will manager pagination, search and sorting from server side using mysql. so basically we are using datatables with all data. but when we have large amount of data then it will break, so we can use server side data processing. that will use query to getting data, filter, pagination and all.

I will explain all the things here. you can just follow bellow step and end of tutorial, i showed you some screenshot to understand how it works with data processing.

Step 1: Install Laravel

In this step, if you haven't laravel application setup then we have to get fresh laravel 7 application. So run bellow command and get clean fresh laravel 7 application.

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel blog

Step 2 : Install Yajra Datatable

We need to install yajra datatable composer package for datatable, so you can install using following command:

composer require yajra/laravel-datatables-oracle

After that you need to set providers and alias.



'providers' => [




'aliases' => [


'DataTables' => Yajra\DataTables\Facades\DataTables::class,



Step 3: Add Dummy Records

In this step, we will create some dummy users using tinker factory. so let's create dummy records using bellow command:

php artisan tinker

factory(App\User::class, 200)->create();

Step 4: Add Route

In this is step we need to create route for datatables layout file and another one for getting data. so open your routes/web.php file and add following route.


Route::get('users', ['uses'=>'UserController@index', 'as'=>'users.index']);

Step 5: Create Controller

In this point, now we should create new controller as UserController. this controller will manage layout and getting data request and return response, so put bellow content in controller file:



namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use App\User;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

use DataTables;

class UserController extends Controller



* Display a listing of the resource.


* @return \Illuminate\Http\Response


public function index(Request $request)


if ($request->ajax()) {

$data = User::select('*');

return Datatables::of($data)


->addColumn('action', function($row){

$btn = '<a href="javascript:void(0)" class="edit btn btn-primary btn-sm">View</a>';

return $btn;





return view('users');



Step 6: Create View

In Last step, let's create users.blade.php(resources/views/users.blade.php) for layout and we will write design code here and put following code:


<!DOCTYPE html>



<title>Laravel Datatables Server Side Data Processing Example -</title>

<meta name="csrf-token" content="{{ csrf_token() }}">

<link rel="stylesheet" href="" />

<link href="" rel="stylesheet">

<link href="" rel="stylesheet">

<script src=""></script>

<script src=""></script>

<script src=""></script>

<script src=""></script>

<script src=""></script>



<div class="container">

<h1>Laravel Datatables Server Side Data Processing Example <br/></h1>

<table class="table table-bordered data-table">






<th width="100px">Action</th>








<script type="text/javascript">

$(function () {

var table = $('.data-table').DataTable({

processing: true,

serverSide: true,

ajax: "{{ route('users.index') }}",

columns: [

{data: 'id', name: 'id'},

{data: 'name', name: 'name'},

{data: 'email', name: 'email'},

{data: 'action', name: 'action', orderable: false, searchable: false},






Now we are ready to run our example so run bellow command ro quick run:

php artisan serve

Now you can open bellow url on your browser:



Preview without server side data processing:

it will get all data from database using sql query.

Preview with server side data processing:

it will only get 1 to 10 records from database using sql query.

You can get more information about package from here : Click Here.

I hope it can help you...