The read-only HTMLTableElement property rows returns a live HTMLCollection of all the rows in the table, including the rows contained within any <thead>, <tfoot>, and <tbody> elements.

Although the property itself is read-only, the returned object is live and allows the modification of its content.


HTMLCollectionObject = table.rows;


An HTMLCollection providing a live-updating list of the HTMLTableRowElement objects representing all of the <tr> elements contained in the table. This provides quick access to all of the table rows, without having to manually search for them.


myrows = mytable.rows;
firstRow = mytable.rows[0];
lastRow = mytable.rows.item(mytable.rows.length-1);

This demonstrates how you can use both array syntax (line 2) and the HTMLCollection.item() method (line 3) to obtain individual rows in the table.


Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLTableElement: rows' in that specification.
Living Standard

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser