Include jQuery DataTables in asset pipeline with ease

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gem install jquery-datatables -v 1.10.20


jquery-datatables Gem Version

Jquery datatables assets pipeline :: sprockets

Include jQuery DataTables in your asset pipeline with ease using jquery-datatables gem.

Gem Installation


To use this gem you need to include jQuery in your applications's javascript. To do so you may use the jquery-rails gem. By default rails already include it.

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'jquery-datatables'

And then execute:

$ bundle install

Install generator


rails g jquery:datatables:install 

or if you using bootstrap

rails g jquery:datatables:install bootstrap 

this generator will:

    1. append //= require datatables add app/assets/javascripts/application.js
    1. append *= require datatables add app/assets/stylesheets/application.css
    1. create datatable.js in app/assets/javascripts/
    1. create datatable.css in app/assets/stylesheets/

Manual install


Include the JavaScript in your app/assets/javascripts/application.js:

//= require jquery
//= require datatables

create new file app/assets/javascripts/datatables.js

//Core component
//= require datatables/jquery.dataTables
//Bootstrap4 theme
//= require datatables/dataTables.bootstrap4

//Optional Datatables extensions
//= require datatables/extensions/Responsive/dataTables.responsive
//= require datatables/extensions/Responsive/responsive.bootstrap4
//= require datatables/extensions/Buttons/dataTables.buttons
//= require datatables/extensions/Buttons/buttons.html5
//= require datatables/extensions/Buttons/buttons.print
//= require datatables/extensions/Buttons/buttons.bootstrap4

*** you may refer other extensions in this directory: click me


Include the stylesheet in your app/assets/stylesheets/application.css:

*= require datatables

create new file app/assets/stylesheets/datatables.css
** default theme

*= require datatables/jquery.dataTables
*= require datatables/extensions/Responsive/responsive.datatables
*= require datatables/extensions/Buttons/buttons.dataTables

** if using boostrap theme

*= require datatables/dataTables.bootstrap4
*= require datatables/extensions/Responsive/responsive.bootstrap4
*= require datatables/extensions/Buttons/buttons.bootstrap4

*** you may refer other extensions in this directory: click me


Where needed in your JavaScripts, initialize your DataTables:

$(document).ready(function() {


  • update instructions


  1. Fork it
  2. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'My Changes')
  3. Push your changes (git push origin)
  4. Create a new Pull Request