Laravel with Packages | Laravel Yajra Datatables Date Sorting Example

Raviya Technical
3 min readNov 6, 2022

In this post, we will learn the laravel datatables date sorting example. it’s a simple example of laravel datatables sorted by date. I’m going to show you about yajra datatables date sorting example laravel. Here you will learn laravel datatables sorting with the created_at example. Follow the below tutorial step of laravel datatables sort by a date column.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to add the created_at column from the user's table and add order by with created_at column in laravel datatables. so user can also sort by using the date column in laravel.

So let’s follow this tutorial and you will get the layout like bellow

Step 1: Install Laravel

In this step, if you haven’t laravel application setup then we have to get a fresh laravel 7 application. So run the bellow command and get a clean new laravel 7 application.

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel blog

Step 2 : Install Yajra Datatable

We need to install yajra datatable composer package for datatable so that you can install using the following command:

composer require yajra/laravel-datatables-oracle

After that, you need to set providers and alias.

config/app.php

.....'providers' => [....Yajra\DataTables\DataTablesServiceProvider::class,]'aliases' => [....'DataTables' => Yajra\DataTables\Facades\DataTables::class,].....

Step 3: Add Dummy Records

In this step, we will create some dummy users using the tinker factory. so let’s create dummy records using the below command:

php artisan tinkerfactory(App\User::class, 200)->create();

Step 4: Add Route

In this step, we need to create a route for the datatables layout file and another one for getting data. so open your routes/web.php file and add the following route.

routes/web.php

Step 5: Create Controller

In this point, now we should create a new controller as UserController. this controller will manage the layout and getting data requests and return responses, so put the below content in the controller file:

app/Http/Controllers/UserController.php

<?phpnamespace App\Http\Controllers;use App\User;use Illuminate\Http\Request;use DataTables;class UserController extends Controller{/*** Display a listing of the resource.** @return \Illuminate\Http\Response*/public function index(Request $request){if ($request->ajax()) {$data = User::select('*');return Datatables::of($data)->addIndexColumn()->editColumn('created_at', function ($user) {return ['display' => e($user->created_at->format('m/d/Y')),'timestamp' => $user->created_at->timestamp];})->filterColumn('created_at', function ($query, $keyword) {$query->whereRaw("DATE_FORMAT(created_at,'%m/%d/%Y') LIKE ?", ["%$keyword%"]);})->make(true);}return view('users');}}

Step 6: Create a View

In the Last step, let’s create users.blade.php(resources/views/users.blade.php) for layout and we will write design code here and put the following code:

resources/views/users.blade.php

<!DOCTYPE html><html><head><title>Laravel Yajra Datatables Date Sorting Example - ItSolutionStuff.com</title><meta name="csrf-token" content="{{ csrf_token() }}"><link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/twitter-bootstrap/4.1.3/css/bootstrap.min.css" /><link href="https://cdn.datatables.net/1.10.16/css/jquery.dataTables.min.css" rel="stylesheet"><link href="https://cdn.datatables.net/1.10.19/css/dataTables.bootstrap4.min.css" rel="stylesheet"><script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.1/jquery.js"></script><script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery-validate/1.19.0/jquery.validate.js"></script><script src="https://cdn.datatables.net/1.10.16/js/jquery.dataTables.min.js"></script><script src="https://stackpath.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.1.3/js/bootstrap.min.js"></script><script src="https://cdn.datatables.net/1.10.19/js/dataTables.bootstrap4.min.js"></script></head><body><div class="container"><h1>Laravel Yajra Datatables Date Sorting Example - ItSolutionStuff.com</h1><table class="table table-bordered data-table"><thead><tr><th>No</th><th>Name</th><th>Email</th><th>Created At</th></tr></thead><tbody></tbody></table></div></body><script type="text/javascript">$(function () {var table = $('.data-table').DataTable({processing: true,serverSide: true,ajax: "{{ route('users.index') }}",columns: [{data: 'id', name: 'id'},{data: 'name', name: 'name'},{data: 'email', name: 'email'},{data: 'created_at',type: 'num',render: {_: 'display',sort: 'timestamp'}}]});});</script></html>

Now we are ready to run our example so run the bellow command or a quick run:

php artisan serve

Now you can open bellow URL on your browser:

http://localhost:8000/users

I hope it can help you...

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