Laravel 6 Datatables Custom Filter Example Tutorial

In this laravel datatables tutorial, We would love to share with you how to add custom date filter and custom search box field & display data without page refresh on datatables. Laravel Yajra datatables package provide has many functionality for searching, sorting, adding column. In this laravel yajra datatable we will learn how to add custom field and searching data without reload the datatable.

DataTables is a plug-in for the jQuery Javascript library. Laravel Yajra DataTables Package provide many functionalities like searching, sorting, pagination on table.

Just follow few steps from scratch and successfully add custom date search filter on datatables

DataTables Custom Filter


  • Install laravel 6
  • Configuration .evn file
  • Run Migration
  • Install Yajra DataTables
  • Add Fake Data
  • Create Route, Controller & Blade View
  • Start Development Server
  • Conclusion

Install Laravel

First We need Download fresh Laravel setup. Use the below command to download the laravel 6 fresh setup on your system.

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

Configuration .env file

In this step, we will set database credential in .env file

laravel datatables

Run Migration

We need to do  migration of tables using below command:

php artisan migrate

This command will create tables in our database.

Install Yajra Datatable Package in Laravel

Now We will Install Yajra Datatable Packages in your laravel 5.7 setup. Use the below command and install yajra packages in your laravel application.

composer require yajra/laravel-datatables-oracle

After successfully Install Yajra Datatable Packages, open config/app.php file and add service provider and alias.


'providers' => [


'aliases' => [

'Datatables' => Yajra\Datatables\Facades\Datatables::class,

After set providers and aliases then publish vendor run by following command.

php artisan vendor:publish

Add Fake Records

We need to add some records in database. Use the below command for add fake records in your database.

php artisan tinker

After run the php artisan tinker. Use the below command. This command will add 150 fake records in your database

>>> factory(App\User::class, 150)->create();

Create Route, Controller & Blade View

Add Route

Now we will add routes in web.php file as like below.

Open routes/web.php file

Route::get('users', '[email protected]');
Route::get('users-list', '[email protected]');

Create Controller

We need to create new controller UsersController that will manage two method. lets use this below command and create Controller.

php artisan make:controller UsersController

Now open the controller let’s go to the => app/Http/Controllers/UsersController.php. Put the below Code


namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Redirect,Response,DB,Config;
use Datatables;
class UsersController extends Controller
    public function index()
        return view('users');
    public function usersList()
        $usersQuery = Users::query();

        $start_date = (!empty($_GET["start_date"])) ? ($_GET["start_date"]) : ('');
        $end_date = (!empty($_GET["end_date"])) ? ($_GET["end_date"]) : ('');

        if($start_date && $end_date){

         $start_date = date('Y-m-d', strtotime($start_date));
         $end_date = date('Y-m-d', strtotime($end_date));

         $usersQuery->whereRaw("date(users.created_at) >= '" . $start_date . "' AND date(users.created_at) <= '" . $end_date . "'");
        $users = $usersQuery->select('*');
        return datatables()->of($users)

Create Blade View

Next, create users.blade.php file in resources/views/ folder and copy past following code.

In this blade view file we will add custom date filter on datatables.

<!DOCTYPE html>

<html lang="en">
<meta name="csrf-token" content="{{ csrf_token() }}">
<title>Laravel DataTable With Custom Filter - W3path</title>
<link href="" rel="stylesheet">  
<link  href="" rel="stylesheet">
<script src=""></script>  
<script src=""></script>
<script src=""></script>
 <div class="container">
   <h2>Laravel DataTable With Custom Filter - W3path</h2>
   <div class="row">
    <div class="form-group col-md-6">
    <h5>Start Date <span class="text-danger"></span></h5>
    <div class="controls">
        <input type="date" name="start_date" id="start_date" class="form-control datepicker-autoclose" placeholder="Please select start date"> <div class="help-block"></div></div>
    <div class="form-group col-md-6">
    <h5>End Date <span class="text-danger"></span></h5>
    <div class="controls">
        <input type="date" name="end_date" id="end_date" class="form-control datepicker-autoclose" placeholder="Please select end date"> <div class="help-block"></div></div>
    <div class="text-left" style="
    margin-left: 15px;
    <button type="text" id="btnFiterSubmitSearch" class="btn btn-info">Submit</button>
    <table class="table table-bordered" id="laravel_datatable">
             <th>Created at</th>
 $(document).ready( function () {
          headers: {
              'X-CSRF-TOKEN': $('meta[name="csrf-token"]').attr('content')
         processing: true,
         serverSide: true,
         ajax: {
          url: "{{ url('users-list') }}",
          type: 'GET',
          data: function (d) {
          d.start_date = $('#start_date').val();
          d.end_date = $('#end_date').val();
         columns: [
                  { data: 'id', name: 'id' },
                  { data: 'name', name: 'name' },
                  { data: 'email', name: 'email' },
                  { data: 'created_at', name: 'created_at' }


Start Development Server

In this step, we will use the php artisan serve command . It will start your server locally

php artisan serve

If you want to run the project diffrent port so use this below command

php artisan serve --port=8080

Now we are ready to run our example so run bellow command to quick run.  

8. Conclusion

In this article , We have successfully add custom search box filter on datatables . our examples run quickly.

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