How to load data from JSON into a Bootstrap Table?

This article describes how a Bootstrap Table is created using a given JSON  data. The data can be retrieved by either importing it or representing it in JavaScript. The following are given two methods to do it.

Displaying JSON data without importing any file: The JSON file that has to be read can be represented using JavaScript. This can then be given to the Bootstrap Table to represent the data.

Example:

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <meta name="viewport" 
        content="width=device-width,
                 initial-scale=1,
                 shrink-to-fit=no">
  <title>
    load data from json file 
    into a bootstrap table
  </title>
  
  <!-- Include Bootstrap for styling -->
  <link rel="stylesheet"
        href=
  
  <!-- Include the Bootstrap Table CSS
  for the table -->
  <link rel="stylesheet" 
        href=
</head>
<body>
  <div class="container">
    <h1 class="text text-success text-center ">
      GeeksforGeeks
    </h1>
    <h6 class="text text-success text-center">
      A computer science portal for geeks
    </h6>
      <table class="table-striped border-success">
        <thead>
          <tr>
            <th data-field="id">
              <span class="text-success">
                Employee ID
              </span>
            </th>
            <th data-field="name">
              <span class="text-success">
                Employee Name 
              </span>
            </th>
            <th data-field="date">
              <span class="text-success">
                Joining Date 
              </span>
            </th>
          </tr>
        </thead>
      </table>
  </div>
  
  <!-- Include jQuery and other required
  files for Bootstrap -->
  <script src=
  </script>
  <script src=
  </script>
  <script src=
  </script>
  
  <!-- Include the JavaScript file
  for Bootstrap table -->
  <script src=
  </script>
  <script type="text/javascript">
    $(document).ready(function () {
  
      // Use the given data to create 
      // the table and display it
      $('table').bootstrapTable({
        data: mydata
      });
    });
  
    // Specify the JSON data to be displayed
    var mydata =
      [
        {
          "id": "24323",
          "name": "Mark Smith",
          "date": "25/5/2020"
        },
        {
          "id": "24564",
          "name": "Caitlin MacDonald",
          "date": "17/5/2020"
        },
        {
          "id": "24345",
          "name": "Jessie Johnson ",
          "date": "1/5/2020"
        },
        {
          "id": "24874",
          "name": "Alen Williams",
          "date": "14/5/2020"
        },
        {
          "id": "24323",
          "name": "Maria Garcia ",
          "date": "13/5/2020"
        }
      ];
  </script>
</body>
</html>

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Displaying JSON data after importing it from a file: The JSON data to be displayed is stored in a local folder in a JavaScript file that is imported. This imported data can then be given to the Bootstrap Table to represent the data. ES6 feature backticks (` `) can be used for the multi-line string value interpolation.

Example: 

  • JSON Data: The JSON data stored in the below example:

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    // Contents for test.js
    // Represents JSON of the data
      
    var da = `[
        { "id": "24323"
          "name": "Mark Smith"
          "date": "25/5/2020" },
        { "id": "24564",
          "name": "Caitlin MacDonald"
          "date": "17/5/2020" }
    ]`;

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  • Program:  To load data from JSON into a Bootstrap Table

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    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html lang="en">
    <head>
      <meta charset="utf-8">
      <meta name="viewport" 
            content="width=device-width, 
                     initial-scale=1
                     shrink-to-fit=no">
      <title>
        load data from json file
        into a bootstrap table
      </title>
      
      <!-- Include Bootstrap for styling -->
      <link rel="stylesheet" 
            href=
      
      <!-- Include the Bootstrap Table
      CSS for the table -->
      <link rel="stylesheet"
            href=
    </head>
    <body>
      <div class="container">
        <h1 class="text text-success text-center ">
          GeeksforGeeks
        </h1>
        <h6 class="text text-success text-center">
          A computer science portal for geeks
        </h6>
          <table class="table-striped border-success">
            <thead>
              <tr>
                <th data-field="id">
                  <span class="text-success">
                    Employee ID
                  </span>
                </th>
                <th data-field="name">
                  <span class="text-success">
                    Employee Name 
                  </span>
                </th>
                <th data-field="date">
                  <span class="text-success"
                    Joining Date 
                  </span>
                </th>
              </tr>
            </thead>
          </table>
      </div>
      
      <!-- Include jQuery and other required files for Bootstrap -->
      <script src=
      </script>
      <script src=
      </script>
      <script src=
      </script>
      
      <!-- Include the JavaScript file for Bootstrap table -->
      <script src=
      </script>
      
      <!-- Include the file where the JSON data is stored -->
      <script type="text/javascript" 
              src="test.js">
      </script>
      <script type="text/javascript">
        $(document).ready(function () {
      
          // Use the given data to create 
          // the table and display it
          $('table').bootstrapTable({
            data: mydata
          });
        });
      
        // Parse the imported data as JSON
        // and store it
        var mydata = JSON.parse(da)
      </script>
    </body>
    </html>

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