Datatable - dealing with insert/update of lines

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08 Feb 2014, 17:37

I have a datatable which is updated every second. This table gets very big, with thousands of lines. So, I can't update the entire table every second. New information must be inserted, but others must be updated.

How to handle this scenario using PrimeUI datatable?

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09 Feb 2014, 11:34


Is it realistic to have so many rows on the screen? Maybe with pagination it is more manageable.

This is what I have added to datatable to be able to refresh the shown data.

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        _rerender: function(data) {
   = data;

        refresh: function() {
            if(this.options.datasource) {
                if($.type(this.options.datasource) === 'function') {
                    if(!this.options.lazy) {

              , this._rerender);



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09 Feb 2014, 17:21

Hi Rudy,

thank you for your attention.

I don't need to have too many rows in the screen, furthermore the browser gets too slow with so many data. I need to use pagination. The table is rendered in the reverse order, the 1st line is always the most recent information.

I am thinking in doing the following:

1) After receiving the JSON array with data, iterate over it and check if actual data is already inserted in the table. It could be done using the GUID of each object.

2) If the atcual data doesn't exist, insert it in the first line, otherwise, update it in the corresponding line position.

AngularJS will do his job and update the table accordingly.

I could use a Map to index each GUID in order to speed up the lookup: {guid->array_index} , but I need to know if the sort function changes the underlying table array.


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