How to remove table row using jQuery


In this tutorial, we are going to remove a row from the table using JQuery. JQuery provides the closest() method, it will return the closest element and remove() method, it will remove the selected elements.

In my example, I have some data arranged in the table and I will remove the selected row from the table.

JS Snippet
function removeMe(that) {
    $(that).closest('tr').remove();
}

Check the full example.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>How to remove table row using jQuery</title>
        <style>
            table {border-collapse: collapse;width: 60%;}
            th, td {padding: 8px;text-align: left;border-bottom: 1px solid #ddd;}
        </style>
        <script src="js/jquery-3.1.1.min.js"></script>
        <script type="text/javascript">
            function removeMe(that) {
                $(that).closest('tr').remove();
            }
        </script>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>How to remove table row using jQuery</h1>
        <div>
            <table>
                <thead>
                    <tr>
                        <th>Emp. ID</th>
                        <th>Emp. Name</th>
                        <th>Department</th>
                        <th>Designation</th>
                        <th>Salary</th>
                        <th>Action</th>
                    </tr>
                </thead>
                <tbody>
                    <tr>
                        <td>WS-1</td>
                        <td>Sandeep Sharma</td>
                        <td>Information Technology</td>
                        <td>JavaScript Developer</td>
                        <td>20000</td>
                        <td><button onclick="removeMe(this);">Remove Me</button></td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>WS-2</td>
                        <td>Anuj Singh</td>
                        <td>Information Technology</td>
                        <td>Software Engineer</td>
                        <td>16000</td>
                        <td><button onclick="removeMe(this);">Remove Me</button></td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>WS-3</td>
                        <td>Sangeeta</td>
                        <td>Sales</td>
                        <td>Sales Manager</td>
                        <td>30000</td>
                        <td><button onclick="removeMe(this);">Remove Me</button></td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>WS-4</td>
                        <td>Ankita Rai</td>
                        <td>Pharmacy</td>
                        <td>Quality Analyst</td>
                        <td>22000</td>
                        <td><button onclick="removeMe(this);">Remove Me</button></td>
                    </tr>
                    <tr>
                        <td>WS-5</td>
                        <td>Anand Maurya</td>
                        <td>Production</td>
                        <td>Security Incharge</td>
                        <td>10000</td>
                        <td><button onclick="removeMe(this);">Remove Me</button></td>
                    </tr>
                </tbody>
            </table>
        </div>
    </body>
</html>

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