HTMLTableElement.deleteRow()

The HTMLTableElement.deleteRow() method removes a specific row (<tr>) from a given <table>.

Syntax

HTMLTableElement.deleteRow(index)

Parameters

index
index is an integer representing the row that should be deleted.
However, the special index -1 can be used to remove the very last row of a table.

Return value

No return value

Errors thrown

If the number of the row to delete, specified by the parameter, is greater or equal to the number of available rows, or if it is negative and not equal to the special index -1, representing the last row of the table, the exception INDEX_SIZE_ERR is thrown.

Example

This example uses JavaScript to delete a table's second row.

HTML

<table>
  <tr><td>Cell 1.1</td><td>Cell 1.2</td><td>Cell 1.3</td></tr>
  <tr><td>Cell 2.1</td><td>Cell 2.2</td><td>Cell 2.3</td></tr>
  <tr><td>Cell 3.1</td><td>Cell 3.2</td><td>Cell 3.3</td></tr>
</table>

JavaScript

let table = document.querySelector('table');

// Delete second row
table.deleteRow(1);

Result

Specification

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support YesIE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android ? Edge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android ?

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