A fancy Materialize CSS datatable VueJS component.

Library is kind of unstable. Bugs, missing features might be present


  • Sorting, with numerical sorting
  • Pagination
  • Fuzzy searching
  • Excel export
  • Printing
  • Custom topbar buttons
  • Flexible data-from-row extractor
  • Follows the Material Design spec
  • Really, really efficient.. handles thousands of rows flawlessly
  • And much more..



npm i vue-materialize-datatable --save

You also need to include Material Design icons. You have two ways of doing this:

The first and the recommended way is loading via Google's CDN, by adding this tag to your HTML

<link href="" rel="stylesheet">

Or this in your CSS/Sass files:

@import url(;

Alternatively, you can use the NPM package and add the font to your bundle by:

npm i material-design-icons-iconfont -S

and then include it in your Sass/CSS files

@import "~material-design-icons-iconfont/dist/material-design-icons";


Include the component,

import DataTable from 'vue-materialize-datatable';

Then, register the component, however you like:

    components: {
        "datatable": DataTable

And then.. use the component:


Of course, code above will render garbage. Here are the props it accepts to render some sensible data:

Prop name      =>    Description                    =>   Example

title          =>    The title of the datatable     =>   "Todos"                 // Name in top
columns        =>    Columns.                       =>   [                       // Array of objects
                                                                label: 'Name',  // Column name
                                                                field: 'name',  // Field name from row
                                                                                // Use dot for nested props
                                                                                // Can be function with row as 1st param
                                                                numeric: false, // Affects sorting
                                                                html: false,    // Escapes output if false.
rows           =>    Rows.                          =>   [                       // Array of objects
                                                                name: "test",   // Whatever.
perPage        =>    Numbers of rows per page       =>   [10, 20, 30, 40, 50] (default) // Results per page
defaultPerPage =>    Default rows per page          =>   10 (default)            // Default results per page, otherwise it will be the first value of perPage
onClick        =>    Func. to execute on click      =>   console.log             // Function, row 1st param
clickable      =>    Rows are clickable.            =>   true (default)          // Row is passed in the event payload
                    Will fire `row-click` event                                  // See react to click on row (below)
sortable       =>    Cause column-click to sort     =>   true (default)          // Whether sortable
searchable     =>    Add fuzzy search functionality =>   true (default)          // Whether searchable
exactSearch    =>    Disable fuzzy search           =>   true (default)          // Whether only exact matches are returned
paginate       =>    Add footer next/prev. btns     =>   true (default)          // Whether paginated
exportable     =>    Add button to export to Excel  =>   true (default)          // Whether exportable
printable      =>    Add printing functionality     =>   true (default)          // Whether printable
customButtons  =>    Custom buttons thingy          =>   [                       // Array of objects
                                                                hide: false,    // Whether to hide the button
                                                                icon: 'search', // Materialize icon
                                                                onclick: aFunc, // Click handler

React to click on row

The datatable will emit the row-click event if clickable is set to true (default).

The events payload will contain the row object, you can bind to the event like this:

<datatable v-on:row-click="onRowClick"></datatable>

var app = new Vue({
  el: '#app',
  methods: {
    onRowClick: function (row) {
      //row contains the clicked object from `rows`

Rows per page

You can specify the options of rows per page with the perPage prop. The first value will be the default value and the array will be sorted, so you can put whatever number you want.

<!-- The default value will be 100 -->
<datatable :perPage="[100, 10, 25, 50, 500]"></datatable>

The options will be rendered as [10, 20, 50, 100, 500]

Rows per page

Otherwise, you can specify the default rows per page with the defaultPerPage prop.

<!-- The default value will be 100 -->
<datatable :perPage="[10, 25, 50, 100, 500]" :defaultPerPage="100"></datatable>