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How to remove the table row in a table using JavaScript ?

  • Difficulty Level : Expert
  • Last Updated : 23 May, 2019
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The remove() method is used to remove the table row from an HTML table using JavaScript.

remove() Method: This method removes the selected elements alongwith text and child nodes. This method also removes data and events of the selected elements.

Syntax:

node.remove()

Example 1: This example first selects the row by id value and then remove it by using remove() method.




<!DOCTYPE HTML> 
<html
    <head
        <title
            How to remove a table row
            from table
        </title
          
        <style>
            #myCol {
                background:green;
            }
            table {
                color:white;
            }
            #Geek_p {
                color:green;
                font-size:30px;
            }
            td {
                padding:10px;
            }
        </style>
    </head
          
    <body
        <center>
        <h1 style = "color:green;"
            GeeksForGeeks 
        </h1
              
        <table>
            <colgroup>
                <col id="myCol"
                    span="2">
                <col style="background-color:green">
            </colgroup>
  
            <tr>
                <th>S.No</th>
                <th>Title</th>
                <th>Geek_id</th>
            </tr>
            <tr id = "row1">
                <td>Geek_1</td>
                <td>GeekForGeeks</td>
                <th>Geek_id_1</th>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                <td>Geek_2</td>
                <td>GeeksForGeeks</td>
                <th>Geek_id_2</th>
            </tr>
        </table>
          
        <br>
          
        <button onclick = "Geeks()"
            Click here
        </button
          
        <script
            function Geeks() {
                document.getElementById("row1").remove();
            }
        </script
        </center>
    </body
</html>                    

Output:



  • Before clicking on the button:
  • After clicking on the button:

Example 2: This example first selects the row by using tag name and then removes the appropriate element by index using remove() method.




<!DOCTYPE HTML> 
<html
    <head
        <title
            How to remove a table row
            in a table
        </title
          
        <style>
            #myCol {
                background:green;
            }
            table {
                color:white;
            }
            #Geek_p {
                color:green;
                font-size:30px;
            }
            td {
                padding:10px;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
      
    <body
        <center>
            <h1 style = "color:green;"
                GeeksForGeeks 
            </h1
                  
            <table>
                <colgroup>
                    <col id="myCol"
                        span="2">
                    <col style="background-color:green">
                </colgroup>
                  
                <tr>
                    <th>S.No</th>
                    <th>Title</th>
                    <th>Geek_id</th>
                </tr>
                <tr id = "row1">
                    <td>Geek_1</td>
                    <td>GeekForGeeks</td>
                    <th>Geek_id_1</th>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td>Geek_2</td>
                    <td>GeeksForGeeks</td>
                    <th>Geek_id_2</th>
                </tr>
            </table>
            <br>
              
            <button onclick = "Geeks()"
                Click here
            </button
              
            <script
                function Geeks() {
                    document.getElementsByTagName("tr")[2].remove();
                }
            </script
        </center>
    </body
</html>                    

Output:

  • Before clicking on the button:
  • After clicking on the button:

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