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React Table: A complete guide with updates for TanStack Table

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Editor’s note: This tutorial was last updated 23 December 2022 to reflect updates included with TanStack Table v8.

As one of the most popular ways to organize complex data, table UIs are very common in web products. However, building a table UI from scratch can be a tall order, and React in particular is known for giving developers a headache.

Fortunately, there is a wide variety of tools and libraries available to make the experience of creating a React table much simpler and more rewarding, most notably TanStack Table, formerly called React Table.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to build a smart React data table UI with basic sorting and searching functionalities. At the time of writing, the migration guide for TanStack Table v8 is not yet available. Therefore, we’ll use the latest stable version of React Table, v7.

We’ll cover the following in detail:

When to use a table in React

Some common use cases for table UIs in React include displaying data for financial reports, sports leaderboards, and pricing and comparison pages, just to name a few:

React Table Use Cases

Some products that use tables extensively include Airtable, Asana List View, Asana Timeline, Google Sheets, and Notion Table. Some tech giants that use React Table include Google, Apple, and Microsoft.

What is React Table?

React Table is one of the most widely used table libraries in React. It has more than 20,000 stars on GitHub at the time of writing, receives frequent updates, and supports Hooks. The React Table library is very lightweight and offers all the basic features necessary for a simple table.

React Table v7

In March 2020, React Table creator Tanner Linsley released React Table v7, which he described as “the culmination of over a years worth of work to refactor the entire library to a Hooks-only UI/Style/Markup agnostic table building utility.”

React Table v7 is comprised of a collection of React Hooks and plugins designed to help you compose logical features of complex data grids into a single, performant, extensible, and unopinionated API, which is returned by the primary useTable Hook.

As a headless utility, React Table doesn’t render or supply data table UI elements out of the box. Therefore, you’re responsible for rendering your own table markup using the state and callback of the React Table hooks.

TanStack Table v8

On 1 July 2022, Tanner announced the release of TanStack table, which offers a major upgrade from React Table v7.

TanStack Table v8 is designed to be more performant and feature-rich than v7, supporting additional web frameworks like Vue, Solid, and Svelte. Later in this article, we’ll see what a potential migration from React Table v7 might look like.

When to use React Table

You should consider React Table when your table UI needs any of the following:

  • Basic features like sorting, filtering, and pagination
  • Custom UI design for the table without affecting functionality
  • Easy extensibility; you can build your own features on top of React Table by using custom plugin Hooks

When not to use React Table

You should consider using another React data table library when you need either of the following:

  • Default support for fixed headers and columns
  • Out-of-the-box support for horizontal and vertical scroll for both touch and non-touch devices.

React Table doesn’t dictate the UI; it’s headless. So, it’s our responsibility to define the UI based on our needs.

Although we can achieve support for inline editing columns in React Table, it’s out of scope for our table to do it. We need to create a plugin or component on top of React Table to support such features. React Table stays true to its name and is best for rendering simple tables.

Performance-wise, React Table can’t handle infinitely long tables, like a Google Sheet. React Table works well for medium-sized tables, but not for long ones.

Use cases for React Table

Ultimately, you should consider React Table for simple tables that need basic features, like searching, sorting, filtering, etc. A few good examples might include a sports leaderboard with statistics or a financial data table with custom elements.

In this tutorial, we’ll demonstrate how to build a simple Airtable clone using React Table. But first, let’s quickly review the features of a fully functional React Table UI and discuss some common challenges associated with building data tables in React.

React table UI features

Some basic features of a React data table UI include:

  • Uncompromised UX and UI: Clearly understandable typography and custom elements inside the table UI
  • Remote data calls to load data
  • Searching the table or specific columns
  • Basic filtering and sorting options

Advanced features in a React data table UI might include:

  • Custom sorting and filtering options for columns based on data types, like numbers, string, boolean, select input, etc.
  • Pagination support for infinitely long tables
  • Showing and hiding columns
  • Support for inline editing of data for a column
  • Support for editing a complete row of data through a modal or details panel
  • Fixed headers and fixed columns to easily view data
  • Support for multiple types of devices; Responsiveness
  • Resizable columns to accommodate long data points inside a column, i.e., multi-line comments
  • Horizontal and vertical scroll support
  • Expandable rows to show complete data about the row

Common UX challenges in a React table UI

UI-wise, data tables are one of the best options to show complex data in an organized way. But, UX-wise, tables are tricky, and they can easily get out of hand when you support multiple devices.



For example, it’s difficult to make a table responsive without changing the layout to suit smaller screen sizes. Additionally, a table might need scrolling in both directions. Default browser scrollbars will work well for full-width tables, but most tables are of a custom width. Custom scrollbars are very tricky to support on both touch and non-touch screens.

Managing the width of a column based on data length is tricky. When we load dynamic data in the table, we often encounter UX glitches. Each time the data changes, the column width is resized, causing an alignment glitch. We need to be careful about handling these issues when designing our UX.

When to build your own table UI in React

You’ll want to consider building your own React table UI in the following scenarios:

  • When your table is just a showcase that doesn’t have many interactions
  • When you need a custom UI for the table
  • When you need your table to be very lightweight without any functionality

Below are some common use cases for building your own table in React:

  • Product and marketing pages with comparison tables
  • Pricing tables
  • Simple tables with custom styling that don’t require many interactions for the columns other than simple popover text

React Table example: Building a React Table component

Enough theory; let’s dive into a real example. To demonstrate how to create a Table component in React Table, we’ll build a simple table UI with basic functionalities like sorting and searching. Here is the React Table example we’ll be working with.

First, create a new React app using Create React App:

npx create-react-app react-table-demo

Calling an API with Axios

For our application, we’ll use Axios to retrieve movie information with the search term snow from the TVMAZE API. Below is the endpoint for this operation:

https://api.tvmaze.com/search/shows?q=snow

To call the API, let’s install Axios:

npm install axios
# OR
yarn add axios

Next, replace the content of the default arc/App.js file with the code below:

// App.js

import axios from "axios";
import { useState, useEffect } from "react";

import Table from "./Table";
import "./App.css";

function App() {
  // data state to store the TV Maze API data. Its initial value is an empty array
  const [data, setData] = useState([]);

  // Using useEffect to call the API once mounted and set the data
  useEffect(() => {
    (async () => {
      const result = await axios("https://api.tvmaze.com/search/shows?q=snow");
      setData(result.data);
    })();
  }, []);

  return <div className="App"></div>;
}
export default App;

Above, we created a state called data. Once the component gets mounted, we fetch movies content from the TVMAZE API using Axios and set the returned result to data.

Adding React Table to your app

Add React Table with the command below:

npm install react-table
# OR
yarn add react-table

React Table uses React Hooks. It has a main table Hook called useTable, as well as a plugin system to add plugin Hooks. Therefore, React Table is easily extensible based on our custom needs.

Let’s create our basic UI with the useTable Hook. To proceed, we’ll create a new Table component that will accept two props, data and columns. The data prop is the data we got through the API call, and columns is the object to define the table columns, headers, rows, how the row will be shown, etc. We’ll see it in our code shortly:

In the /src folder, create a new Table.js file and paste the following code:

// Table.js

export default function Table({ columns, data }) {
   // Table component logic and UI come here
}

Let’s modify the content in App.js to include the columns for our table and also render the Table component:

// App.js

import axios from "axios";
import React, { useMemo, useState, useEffect } from "react";

import Table from "./Table";
import "./App.css";

function App() {
  /* 
    - Columns is a simple array right now, but it will contain some logic later on. It is recommended by react-table to memoize the columns data
    - Here in this example, we have grouped our columns into two headers. react-table is flexible enough to create grouped table headers
  */

  const columns = useMemo(
    () => [
      {
        // first group - TV Show
        Header: "TV Show",
        // First group columns
        columns: [
          {
            Header: "Name",
            accessor: "show.name",
          },
          {
            Header: "Type",
            accessor: "show.type",
          },
        ],
      },
      {
        // Second group - Details
        Header: "Details",
        // Second group columns
        columns: [
          {
            Header: "Language",
            accessor: "show.language",
          },
          {
            Header: "Genre(s)",
            accessor: "show.genres",
          },
          {
            Header: "Runtime",
            accessor: "show.runtime",
          },
          {
            Header: "Status",
            accessor: "show.status",
          },
        ],
      },
    ],
    []
  );

  // data state to store the TV Maze API data. Its initial value is an empty array
  const [data, setData] = useState([]);

  // Using useEffect to call the API once mounted and set the data
  useEffect(() => {
    (async () => {
      const result = await axios("https://api.tvmaze.com/search/shows?q=snow");
      setData(result.data);
    })();
  }, []);

  return (
    <div className="App">
      <Table columns={columns} data={data} />
    </div>
  );
}
export default App;

In the code above, we used the useMemo Hook to create a memoized array of columns; we defined two level headers, each with different columns for our table heads.

We’ve set up all of the columns to have an accessor, which is the data returned by the TVMAZE API set to data. Because our data is contained within the show object in the array, all of our accessors begin with show:

// sample data array looks like this

[
  {
    "score": 17.592657,
    "show": {
      "id": 44813,
      "url": "http://www.tvmaze.com/shows/44813/the-snow-spider",
      "name": "The Snow Spider",
      "type": "Scripted",
      "language": "English",
      "genres": [
        "Drama",
        "Fantasy"
      ],
      "status": "In Development",
      "runtime": 30,
      "premiered": null,
      "officialSite": null,
      "schedule": {
        "time": "",
        "days": [

        ]
      }
      ...
  },
  {
    // next TV show
  }
...
]

Now, let’s finish our Table component:

// Table.js

import React from "react";
import { useTable } from "react-table";

export default function Table({ columns, data }) {
  // Use the useTable Hook to send the columns and data to build the table
  const {
    getTableProps, // table props from react-table
    getTableBodyProps, // table body props from react-table
    headerGroups, // headerGroups, if your table has groupings
    rows, // rows for the table based on the data passed
    prepareRow // Prepare the row (this function needs to be called for each row before getting the row props)
  } = useTable({
    columns,
    data
  });

  /* 
    Render the UI for your table
    - react-table doesn't have UI, it's headless. We just need to put the react-table props from the Hooks, and it will do its magic automatically
  */
  return (
    <table {...getTableProps()}>
      <thead>
        {headerGroups.map(headerGroup => (
          <tr {...headerGroup.getHeaderGroupProps()}>
            {headerGroup.headers.map(column => (
              <th {...column.getHeaderProps()}>{column.render("Header")}</th>
            ))}
          </tr>
        ))}
      </thead>
      <tbody {...getTableBodyProps()}>
        {rows.map((row, i) => {
          prepareRow(row);
          return (
            <tr {...row.getRowProps()}>
              {row.cells.map(cell => {
                return <td {...cell.getCellProps()}>{cell.render("Cell")}</td>;
              })}
            </tr>
          );
        })}
      </tbody>
    </table>
  );
}

Above, we pass columns and data to useTable. The useTable Hook will return the necessary props for the table, body, and the transformed data to create the header and cells. The header will be generated by iterating through headerGroups, and the table body’s rows will be generated by looping through rows:

{rows.map((row, i) => {
  prepareRow(row); // This line is necessary to prepare the rows and get the row props from react-table dynamically

  // Each row can be rendered directly as a string using the react-table render method
  return (
    <tr {...row.getRowProps()}>
      {row.cells.map(cell => {
        return <td {...cell.getCellProps()}>{cell.render("Cell")}</td>;
      })}
    </tr>
  );
})}

You’ll also notice that the genre is an array, but it will be automatically converted to a comma-separated string in our final output.

If we run our application at this point, we should get the following output:

Basic Functionality Table UI React

Custom styling in React Table

This table is adequate for most applications, but what if we require custom styles? With React Table, you can define custom styles for each cell; it is possible to define styles in the column object, as shown below. For example, let’s make a badge-like custom component to display each genre:

// App.js

import React, { useMemo } from "react";
...

// Custom component to render Genres 
const Genres = ({ values }) => {
  // Loop through the array and create a badge-like component instead of a comma-separated string
  return (
    <>
      {values.map((genre, idx) => {
        return (
          <span key={idx} className="badge">
            {genre}
          </span>
        );
      })}
    </>
  );
};

function App() {
  const columns = useMemo(
    () => [
      ...
      {
        Header: "Details",
        columns: [
          {
            Header: "Language",
            accessor: "show.language"
          },
          {
            Header: "Genre(s)",
            accessor: "show.genres",
            // Cell method will provide the cell value; we pass it to render a custom component
            Cell: ({ cell: { value } }) => <Genres values={value} />
          },
          {
            Header: "Runtime",
            accessor: "show.runtime",
            // Cell method will provide the value of the cell; we can create a custom element for the Cell        
            Cell: ({ cell: { value } }) => {
              const hour = Math.floor(value / 60);
              const min = Math.floor(value % 60);
              return (
                <>
                  {hour > 0 ? `${hour} hr${hour > 1 ? "s" : ""} ` : ""}
                  {min > 0 ? `${min} min${min > 1 ? "s" : ""}` : ""}
                </>
              );
            }
          },
          {
            Header: "Status",
            accessor: "show.status"
          }
        ]
      }
    ],
    []
  );

  . . .
}

. . .

We updated the Genres column above by iterating and sending its values to a custom component, creating a badge-like element. We also changed the runtime column to show the watch hour and minute based on the time. Following this step, our table UI should look like the following:

Table UI React Custom Styling Visual

We’ve seen how we can customize the styles for each cell based on our needs; you can show any custom element for each cell based on the data value.

Adding search functionality with useFilters

Let’s add a bit more functionality to our table. The demo page for React Table already provides everything you need to create a custom smart table. Just one thing is missing in the demo, global search functionality. I decided to create that using the useFilters plugin Hook from React Table.

First, let’s create a search input in Table.js:

// Table.js

// Create a state
const [filterInput, setFilterInput] = useState("");

// Update the state when input changes
const handleFilterChange = e => {
  const value = e.target.value || undefined;
  setFilterInput(value);
};

// Input element
<input
  value={filterInput}
  onChange={handleFilterChange}
  placeholder={"Search name"}
/>

It’s a straightforward, simple state to manage the input state. But, how can we pass this filter value to our table and filter the table rows?

For that, React Table has a nice Hook plugin called useFilters:

// Table.js

const {
  getTableProps,
  getTableBodyProps,
  headerGroups,
  rows,
  prepareRow,
  setFilter, // The useFilter Hook provides a way to set the filter
} = useTable(
  {
    columns,
    data,
  },
  useFilters // Adding the useFilters Hook to the table
  // You can add as many Hooks as you want. Check the documentation for details. You can even add custom Hooks for react-table here
);

In our example, we’ll set the filter only for the Name column. To filter the name, when the input value changes, we need to set our first param as the column accessor or ID value and our second param as the search filter value.

Let’s update our handleFilterChange function:

const handleFilterChange = e => {
  const value = e.target.value || undefined;
  setFilter("show.name", value); // Update the show.name filter. Now our table will filter and show only the rows which have a matching value
  setFilterInput(value);
};

After the search implementation, our UI will look like the following:

React Table UI Search Functionality

This is a very basic example for filters, and the React Table API provides several options. Be sure to check out the API documentation.

Adding sorting with useSortBy

Let’s implement one more basic functionality for our table, sorting. Let’s allow sorting for all columns; it’s very simple and similar to filtering.

We need to add a plugin Hook called useSortBy and create the styles to show the sorting icon in the table. It will automatically handle the sorting in ascending and descending orders:

// Table.js

const {
    getTableProps,
    getTableBodyProps,
    headerGroups,
    rows,
    prepareRow,
    setFilter
  } = useTable(
    {
      columns,
      data
    },
    useFilters,
    useSortBy // This plugin Hook will help to sort our table columns
  );

// Table header styling and props to allow sorting

<th
  {...column.getHeaderProps(column.getSortByToggleProps())}
  className={
    column.isSorted
      ? column.isSortedDesc
        ? "sort-desc"
        : "sort-asc"
      : ""
  }
>
  {column.render("Header")}
</th>

Based on the sorting, we add the class names sort-desc or sort-asc. We also add the sorting props to the column header:

{...column.getHeaderProps(column.getSortByToggleProps())}

This will automatically allow sorting for all columns. You can control that by disabling sorting in specific columns by using the disableSortBy option on a column. In our example, we allowed sorting on all columns. Feel free to play around with the demo.

After our sorting implementation, the UI looks like the following:

React Table UI Sorting Functionality

Of course, you can extend this demo even further. Let me know if you need help in the comments section. Some ideas to extend it include:

  • Filtering multiple columns using a global filter (Hint: Use setAllFilters instead of setFilter)
  • Create pagination and call more data to load for the table
  • Allow sorting only for specific fields by disabling sortby for columns
  • Instead of passing a hardcoded search value to the TVMAZE API, create an input to search the TVMAZE API directly. For example, remove client-side filtering and add a search feature for TV shows on the server-side

To extend this demo, check out React Table’s extensive example page. It has a very good kitchen sink to play around with, and it provides solutions for most use cases.

Getting started with TanStack Table

As mentioned at the beginning of this article, TanStack Table is a significant advancement to React Table, allowing the library to support even more JavaScript frameworks, including Svelte, Solid, and Vue. TanStack table includes a complete rewrite to TypeScript, improved support for server-side operations, and a vastly expanded and improved API, among other things.

Furthermore, due to its design, TanStack Table implementation is consistent across the many supported frameworks, meaning the Hooks necessary to create a table in React are the same Hooks used to create a table in a Svelte application. Therefore, it’s easier for people who are already familiar with React Table to use it in other frameworks.

As opposed to React Table v7, you can install TanStack Table with the code below:

npm install @tanstack/react-table

Then, we can import it into our application as follows:

import { useReactTable } from '@tanstack/react-table'

function App() {
  const table = useReactTable(options)
   . . .
}

Migrating from React Table v7 to TanStack Table v8

The column configuration is the most notable difference between working with TanStack Table and React Table v7. In v8, the createColumnHelper Hook adds a new method for creating columns. In the example below, we’ll recreate the column from our previous table example with TanStack Table v8:

import { createColumnHelper } from "@tanstack/react-table";

const columnHelper = createColumnHelper();

const columns = [
  columnHelper.group({
    id: "tv-show",
    header: "TV Show",
    columns: [
      columnHelper.accessor("show.name", {
        header: () => "Name",
      }),
      columnHelper.accessor("show.type", {
        header: () => "Type",
      }),
    ],
  }),
  columnHelper.group({
    header: "Details",
    columns: [
      columnHelper.accessor("show.language", {
        header: () => "Language",
      }),
      columnHelper.accessor("show.genres", {
        header: () => "Genre(s)",
      }),
    ],
    // . . .
  }),
];

Furthermore, table options in v8 are mostly the same as in v7, with some larger differences centered around optional state management and data pipeline control. You can find more information on other implementations on the documentation page.

React Table alternatives

Although React Table is the most popular React table library, it’s not always the best solution for building tables in React. There are plenty of alternatives that might also suit your needs, depending on your particular project and use case.

Below are some alternative React table libraries that are worth checking out.

1. react-data-grid

react-data-grid is used for creating smart tables. It has more than 5,000 GitHub stars at the time of writing and is well-maintained.

Use react-data-grid when your data table needs:

  • Basic features like grouping columns, sorting, searching, and filtering
  • Inline editing of columns
  • A dropdown inside a column (like Google Sheets) or any custom input elements inside the column
  • Support for expanding columns to show more data
  • To be fine-tuned for performance, i.e., it supports virtual rendering for infinitely long table rows
  • Support for empty state when there are no rows

react-data-grid covers almost all the basic needs for a data table. However, it doesn’t support pagination by default, so if your table requires pagination, you need to manually implement and handle it. By default, react-data-grid supports longer table UIs and is optimized for performance, so pagination might not be necessary unless the UX demands it.

react-data-grid also uses Bootstrap for styling. You can still use react-data-grid without it, but then you’d have to add your own styling for the table. It’s not easily customizable compared to React Table, which allows you to create the table structure. In react-data-grid, the library creates the table UI, so it’s not great for UI-heavy custom pages.

While the above points aren’t exactly shortcomings, they’re nice to know about before you start using react-data-grid. Ultimately, react-data-grid is best when your application needs a mini editable data table with nice UX, similar to Google Sheets or Airtable.

2. react-datasheet

react-datasheet is similar to react-data-grid. It has around 5,000 GitHub stars and is also a well-maintained library.

react-datasheet focuses primarily on helping you create your own Google Sheets-like application. It has basic features built in to create such UX-heavy applications. Once again, it might not be suitable for creating a general-purpose page UI with tables.

Unlike react-data-grid, however, react-datasheet is not optimized for large datasets, so use it for small applications that require sheets-like functionality. It has only this one use case, and its features are very limited compared to those of react-data-grid.

3. react-virtualized

As the name implies, react-virtualized is heavily optimized for performance when the dataset is large. At the time of writing, it has over 24k stars on GitHub. This library is not exactly a table library; it does much more. It is used exclusively for displaying large datasets on the UI in different formats, like grid, table, and list.

When your dataset is very large, rendering performance is the key metric for the table; if that’s the case, go for react-virtualized. For normal use cases, this library would be overkill, and the API would be too advanced.

You should use react-virtualized for custom timelines, charts involving infinitely long calendars, and heavy UI elements for your large dataset.

Choosing a React table library

For a simple page with limited data, custom styles, and minimum interactivity like sorting and filtering, use React Table. To build a mini Google Sheets-like application with limited data, use react-data-grid or react-datasheet. For a Google Sheets or Airtable-like application with a large dataset, use react-data-grid.

When you’re working with a very large dataset and you need a custom UI that offers tables, grids, and many more options, choose react-virtualized.

Conclusion

After we add sorting, this is how the final React Table demo looks. You can play around with the demo and check out the codebase for our React Table example.

In this article, we’ve learned how to build a table UI using React. It’s not difficult to create your own table for basic use cases, but make sure you’re not reinventing the wheel wherever possible. Hope you enjoyed learning about table UIs. Let me know about your experience with tables in the comments.

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Paramanantham Harrison Web and mobile app developer. Love exploring the depth of JS fullstack development. React, Vue, React Native, Next JS, and GraphQL are my current love interests. Find me online at learnwithparam.com.

13 Replies to “React Table: A complete guide with updates for TanStack…”

  1. “react–table is one of the most widely used table libraries in React.”… yet somehow I found two bugs in the first two minutes of playing with it – https://github.com/tannerlinsley/react-table/issues/created_by/dandv

    I don’t know why we keep reinventing the wheel. To repeat the same mistakes? There have been open source table components for over 10 years now. And of course, there’s a much larger crop of React table libraries than the 3 covered in this article. Material-ui, Autodesk, Vaadin, Blueprint all have React-compatible tables, and https://github.com/brillout/awesome-react-components#table–data-grid lists a ton more.

    “When to build your own table UI” should be “pretty much never”.

  2. Thanks for writing this article. In my current app, I use ag-Grid community edition and Tabulator. Both provide inline editing which is a must for me. Unfortunately ag-Grid community edition doesn’t provide row grouping and tree view which I sometimes need. Those features are only available in enterprise edition. So I use Tabulator : http://tabulator.info/, whenever I need row grouping and tree view. There is a React version of Tabulator.
    However, I am now concerned with the bundle size. Both libraries are big, especially ag-Grid. So recently I have been searching other options. React-Data-Grid looked nice, but when I saw the size of my app after adding a module that used it, I was surprised : my app size increased by about 10Mb. I also tried Reac-Table which was satisfactory in terms of the bundle size only, but it’s unlikely I will use it in my current app. I need some experiment of it prior to using it in a real project. Besides, I still lack of skill in using Hooks.
    I am quite tired searching for alternatives of ag-Grid community edition and Tabulator which have been serving me well apart of their bundle size.
    I am still wondering what caused such a huge bundle size increase when I used React-Data-Grid. Maybe you know the reason.

  3. Very nice article. Thank you Paramanantham. A couple small contributions: App.js is missing: import axios from ‘axios’; I also had problems with “yarn add” not installing things correctly. Fixed by switching to “npm install”. When I finally got the table to show up, there were no borders around the rows and columns like yours showed, nor was every other row shaded. Didn’t look as nice. Why?

  4. For Alternating table colors

    Add a table.css file
    make import Table.css into Table.js
    Add this code below

    table {
    border-collapse: collapse;
    width: 100%;
    }

    th, td {
    text-align: left;
    padding: 8px;
    }

    tr:nth-child(even) {background-color: #f2f2f2;}

  5. I am having the same issue with the lack of borders, also his code here:

    const Genres = ({ values }) => {
    // Loop through the array and create a badge-like component instead of a comma-separated string
    return (

    {values.map((genre, idx) => {
    return (

    {genre}

    );
    })}

    );
    };

    Does not have proper syntax.

  6. Well actually i was told to create a DataTable component, not to use an existing one, so for me it make sense that he share this knwoledge with us, though i agree with you there’re lot of libraries that we can use, but dependens on client also or that’s my particular case…

  7. thank you for this awesome article. really help.

    please , is there a way you can do vertical column header in react-table and also add pagination.

    i am having issue connecting pagination with this table you build in this tutorial.

    thank you.

  8. Hey,
    Can you please show how to implement setAllFilters([]). I do not want to use globalFilter, as I am looking to filter only two columns using the filter textfield provided in your example.
    There is no example online that shows how to use setAllFilters instead of setFilter. Also, the important thing is I want to use the same filterInput for both columns.

    Thanks !!

  9. Did you find a way to do this? I’m having problems with the vertical column header thing

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