jQuery DataTables: hide search bar


I seem not able to hide DataTables default search bar. So far, I have tried solution from this thread, but setting bFilter:false disables filtering entirely, so my search boxes in the footer simply do not work any longer.

I have put up jsfiddle

My HTML:

<thead>
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="https://cdn.datatables.net/1.10.19/css/jquery.dataTables.css">
    <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf8" src="https://cdn.datatables.net/1.10.19/js/jquery.dataTables.js"></script>
</thead>
<tbody>
    <table id="mytable">
        <thead>
            <tr>
                <th>name</th>
                <th>type</th>
                <th>color</th>
            </tr>
        </thead>
        <tfoot>
            <tr>
                <th></th>
                <th></th>
                <th></th>
            </tr>
        </tfoot>
        <tbody>
            <tr>
                <td>apple</td>
                <td>fruit</td>
                <td>red</td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                <td>banana</td>
                <td>fruit</td>
                <td>yellow</td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                <td>carrot</td>
                <td>vegie</td>
                <td>red</td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                <td>potato</td>
                <td>vegie</td>
                <td>brown</td>
            </tr>
        </tbody>
    </table>
</tbody>

and jQuery code:

$(document).ready(function(){
    let table = $('#mytable').DataTable();
  $('#mytable tfoot th').each( function (i) {
        let title = $('#mytable thead th').eq( $(this).index() ).text();
        $(this).html( '<input type="text" placeholder="Search '+title+'" data-index="'+i+'" />' );
    } );
  $( table.table().container() ).on( 'keyup', 'tfoot input', function () {
    table
      .column( $(this).data('index') )
      .search( this.value )
      .draw();
  } );
});

Any help is much appreciated.


Answers:


You need to adjust sDom attribute of your DataTable accordingly: let table = $('#mytable').DataTable({sDom: 'lrtip'}); That's supposed to hide search box without disabling filtering feature. Also, you might want to check out official reference doc regarding the subject.