Multiple mat-table in same component with matSort & mat-paginator in Angular

Add multiple mat-table in same component

Sometimes we need to display more than one mat-table in a same component in Angular.

That’s not a problem, we can add multiple mat-table in a single component without any problems, but to add sorting and paginator to the mat-table we need to give unique matSort and mat-paginator template reference variables.

Let’s go through an example to understand it further.

We will take the employee table example

<table
  mat-table
  [dataSource]="dataSource"
  class="mat-elevation-z8"
  matSort
  #empTbSort="matSort"
>

</table>

First we should add matSort directive to the mat-table.

And then add a template reference variable to matSort directive.

#empTbSort="matSort"

Now get matSort directive reference in the component ts file using @ViewChild

And assign it to mat-table data source.

@ViewChild('empTbSort') empTbSort = new MatSort();

ngAfterViewInit() {    
    this.dataSource.sort = this.empTbSort;
}

Similarly if we have multiple tables in the same component, we need to give unique template reference variable to each matSort directive.

<table
  mat-table
  [dataSource]="dataSource"
  class="mat-elevation-z8"
  matSort
  #empTbSort="matSort"
>

</table>

<table
  mat-table
  [dataSource]="dataSourceWithObjectColumn"
  class="mat-elevation-z8"
  matSort
  #empTbSortWithObject="matSort"
>

</table>

And in the component ts file

@ViewChild('empTbSort') empTbSort = new MatSort();
@ViewChild('empTbSortWithObject') empTbSortWithObject = new MatSort();

ngAfterViewInit() {    
    this.dataSource.sort = this.empTbSort;
    this.dataSourceWithObjectColumn.sort = this.empTbSortWithObject;
}

That’s it, the sorting work perfectly for each mat-table in the component.

Similarly we need to add mat-paginator as well.

<table
  mat-table
  [dataSource]="dataSource"
  class="mat-elevation-z8"
  matSort
  #empTbSort="matSort"
>

</table>

<mat-paginator
  #paginatorFirst
  [pageSizeOptions]="[2, 4, 6]"
  showFirstLastButtons
></mat-paginator>

<table
  mat-table
  [dataSource]="dataSourceWithObjectColumn"
  class="mat-elevation-z8"
  matSort
  #empTbSortWithObject="matSort"
>

</table>

<mat-paginator
  #paginatorSecond
  [pageSizeOptions]="[2, 4, 6]"
  showFirstLastButtons
></mat-paginator>

And in component ts file assign mat-paginator to the mat-table data source as shown below.

@ViewChild('paginatorFirst') paginatorFirst: MatPaginator;
@ViewChild('paginatorSecond') paginatorSecond: MatPaginator;

ngAfterViewInit() {    
    this.dataSource.paginator = this.paginatorFirst;;
    this.dataSourceWithObjectColumn.paginator = this.paginatorSecond;;
}

Multiple mat-tables in same component StackBlitz demo

Here is the link to StackBlitz Demo

https://multiple-mat-table-in-same-component-angular.stackblitz.io

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