Inertia.js Front-end Components for Spatie's Laravel Query Builder

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This package provides a DataTables-like experience for Inertia.js with support for searching, filtering, sorting, toggling columns, and pagination. It generates URLs that can be consumed by Spatie's excellent Laravel Query Builder package, with no additional logic needed. The components are styled with Tailwind CSS 3.0, but it's fully customizable with slots. The data refresh logic is based on Inertia's Ping CRM demo.

Inertia.js Table for Laravel Query Builder

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  • Auto-fill: auto generates thead and tbody with support for custom cells
  • Global Search
  • Search per field
  • Select filters
  • Toggle columns
  • Sort columns
  • Pagination (support for Eloquent/API Resource/Simple/Cursor)
  • Automatically updates the query string (by using Inertia's replace feature)


Note: There is currently an issue with using this package with Vite!


You need to install both the server-side package and the client-side package. Note that this package is only compatible with Laravel 9, Vue 3.0, and requires the Tailwind Forms plugin.

Server-side installation (Laravel)

You can install the package via composer:

composer require protonemedia/inertiajs-tables-laravel-query-builder

The package will automatically register the Service Provider which provides a table method you can use on an Interia Response.

Search fields

With the searchInput method, you can specify which attributes are searchable. Search queries are passed to the URL query as a filter. This integrates seamlessly with the filtering feature of the Laravel Query Builder package.

Though it's enough to pass in the column key, you may specify a custom label and default value.

use ProtoneMedia\LaravelQueryBuilderInertiaJs\InertiaTable;

Inertia::render('Page/Index')->table(function (InertiaTable $table) {

        key: 'framework',
        label: 'Find your framework',
        defaultValue: 'Laravel'

Select Filters

Select Filters are similar to search fields but use a select element instead of an input element. This way, you can present the user a predefined set of options. Under the hood, this uses the same filtering feature of the Laravel Query Builder package.

The selectFilter method requires two arguments: the key, and a key-value array with the options.

Inertia::render('Page/Index')->table(function (InertiaTable $table) {
    $table->selectFilter('language_code', [
        'en' => 'Engels',
        'nl' => 'Nederlands',

The selectFilter will, by default, add a no filter option to the array. You may disable this or specify a custom label for it.

Inertia::render('Page/Index')->table(function (InertiaTable $table) {
        key: 'language_code',
        options: $languages,
        label: 'Language',
        defaultValue: 'nl',
        noFilterOption: true
        noFilterOptionLabel: 'All languages'


With the column method, you can specify which columns you want to be toggleable, sortable, and searchable. You must pass in at least a key or label for each column.

Inertia::render('Page/Index')->table(function (InertiaTable $table) {
    $table->column('name', 'User Name');

        key: 'name',
        label: 'User Name',
        canBeHidden: true,
        hidden: false,
        sortable: true,
        searchable: true

The searchable option is a shortcut to the searchInput method. The example below will essentially call $table->searchInput('name', 'User Name').

Global Search

You may enable Global Search with the withGlobalSearch method, and optionally specify a placeholder.

Inertia::render('Page/Index')->table(function (InertiaTable $table) {

    $table->withGlobalSearch('Search through the data...');

If you want to enable Global Search for every table by default, you may use the static defaultGlobalSearch method, for example, in the AppServiceProvider class:

InertiaTable::defaultGlobalSearch('Default custom placeholder');
InertiaTable::defaultGlobalSearch(false); // disable

Example controller


namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use App\Models\User;
use Illuminate\Support\Collection;
use Inertia\Inertia;
use ProtoneMedia\LaravelQueryBuilderInertiaJs\InertiaTable;
use Spatie\QueryBuilder\AllowedFilter;
use Spatie\QueryBuilder\QueryBuilder;

class UserIndexController
    public function __invoke()
        $globalSearch = AllowedFilter::callback('global', function ($query, $value) {
            $query->where(function ($query) use ($value) {
                Collection::wrap($value)->each(function ($value) use ($query) {
                        ->orWhere('name', 'LIKE', "%{$value}%")
                        ->orWhere('email', 'LIKE', "%{$value}%");

        $users = QueryBuilder::for(User::class)
            ->allowedSorts(['name', 'email', 'language_code'])
            ->allowedFilters(['name', 'email', 'language_code', $globalSearch])

        return Inertia::render('Users/Index', [
            'users' => $users,
        ])->table(function (InertiaTable $table) {
              ->column(key: 'name', searchable: true, sortable: true, canBeHidden: false)
              ->column(key: 'email', searchable: true, sortable: true)
              ->column(key: 'language_code', label: 'Language')
              ->column(label: 'Actions')
              ->selectFilter(key: 'language_code', label: 'Language', options: [
                  'en' => 'English',
                  'nl' => 'Dutch',

Client-side installation (Inertia)

You can install the package via either npm or yarn:

npm install @protonemedia/inertiajs-tables-laravel-query-builder --save

yarn add @protonemedia/inertiajs-tables-laravel-query-builder

Add the repository path to the content array of your Tailwind configuration file. This ensures that the styling also works on production builds.

module.exports = {
  content: [

Table component

To use the Table component and all its related features, you must import the Table component and pass the users data to the component.

<script setup>
import { Table } from "@protonemedia/inertiajs-tables-laravel-query-builder";


  <Table :resource="users" />

The resource property automatically detects the data and additional pagination meta data. You may also pass this manually to the component with the data and meta properties:

  <Table :data="" :meta="users.meta" />

If you want to manually render the table, like in v1 of this package, you may use the head and body slot. Additionally, you can still use the meta property to render the paginator.

  <Table :meta="users">
    <template #head>

    <template #body>
        v-for="(user, key) in"
        <td>{{ }}</td>

The Table has some additional properties to tweak its front-end behaviour.

Property Description Default
striped Adds a striped layout to the table. false
preventOverlappingRequests Cancels a previous visit on new user input to prevent an inconsistent state. true
inputDebounceMs Number of ms to wait before refreshing the table on user input. 350
preventScroll Configures the Scroll preservation behavior. You may also pass table-top to this property to scroll to the top of the table on new data. false

Custom column cells

When using auto-fill, you may want to transform the presented data for a specific column while leaving the other columns untouched. For this, you may use a cell template. This example is taken from the Example Controller above.

  <Table :resource="users">
    <template #cell(actions)="{ item: user }">
      <a :href="`/users/${}/edit`">

Multiple tables per page

You may want to use more than one table component per page. Displaying the data is easy, but using features like filtering, sorting, and pagination requires a slightly different setup. For example, by default, the page query key is used for paginating the data set, but now you want two different keys for each table. Luckily, this package takes care of that and even provides a helper method to support Spatie's query package. To get this to work, you need to name your tables.

Let's take a look at Spatie's QueryBuilder. In this example, there's a table for the companies and a table for the users. We name the tables accordingly. So first, call the static updateQueryBuilderParameters method to tell the package to use a different set of query parameters. Now, filter becomes companies_filter, column becomes companies_column, and so forth. Secondly, change the pageName of the database paginator.


$companies = QueryBuilder::for(Company::query())
    ->allowedSorts(['name', 'email'])
    ->allowedFilters(['name', 'email'])
    ->paginate(pageName: 'companiesPage')


$users = QueryBuilder::for(User::query())
    ->allowedSorts(['name', 'email'])
    ->allowedFilters(['name', 'email'])
    ->paginate(pageName: 'usersPage')

Then, we need to apply these two changes to the InertiaTable class. There's a name and pageName method to do so.

return Inertia::render('TwoTables', [
    'companies' => $companies,
    'users'     => $users,
])->table(function (InertiaTable $inertiaTable) {
        ->column(key: 'name', searchable: true)
        ->column(key: 'email', searchable: true);
})->table(function (InertiaTable $inertiaTable) {
        ->column(key: 'name', searchable: true)
        ->column(key: 'address', searchable: true);

Lastly, pass the correct name property to each table in the Vue template. Optionally, you may set the preserve-scroll property to table-top. This makes sure to scroll to the top of the table on new data. For example, when changing the page of the second table, you want to scroll to the top of the table, instead of the top of the page.

<script setup>
import { Table } from "@protonemedia/inertiajs-tables-laravel-query-builder";

defineProps(["companies", "users"])



Pagination translations

You can override the default pagination translations with the setTranslations method. You can do this in your main JavaScript file:

import { setTranslations } from "@protonemedia/inertiajs-tables-laravel-query-builder";

  next: "Next",
  no_results_found: "No results found",
  of: "of",
  per_page: "per page",
  previous: "Previous",
  results: "results",
  to: "to"

Table.vue slots

The Table.vue has several slots that you can use to inject your own implementations.

Slot Description
tableFilter The location of the button + dropdown to select filters.
tableGlobalSearch The location of the input element that handles the global search.
tableReset The location of the button that resets the table.
tableAddSearchRow The location of the button + dropdown to add additional search rows.
tableColumns The location of the button + dropdown to toggle columns.
tableSearchRows The location of the input elements that handle the additional search rows.
tableWrapper The component that wraps the table element, handling overflow, shadow, padding, etc.
table The actual table element.
head The location of the table header.
body The location of the table body.
pagination The location of the paginator.

Each slot is provided with props to interact with the parent Table component.

    <template v-slot:tableGlobalSearch="slotProps">
        placeholder="Custom Global Search Component..."


A huge Laravel Dusk E2E test-suite can be found in the app directory. Here you'll find a Laravel + Inertia application.

cd app
cp .env.example .env
composer install
npm install
npm run production
touch database/database.sqlite
php artisan migrate:fresh --seed
php artisan dusk:chrome-driver
php artisan serve
php artisan dusk

Upgrading from v1


  • The addColumn method has been renamed to column.
  • The addFilter method has been renamed to selectFilter.
  • The addSearch method has been renamed to searchInput.
  • For all renamed methods, check out the arguments as some have been changed.
  • The addColumns and addSearchRows methods have been removed.
  • Global Search is not enabled by default anymore.


  • The InteractsWithQueryBuilder mixin has been removed and is no longer needed.
  • The Table component no longer needs the filters, search, columns, and on-update properties.
  • When using a custom thead or tbody slot, you need to provide the styling manually.
  • When using a custom thead, the showColumn method has been renamed to show.
  • The setTranslations method is no longer part of the Pagination component, but should be imported.
  • The templates and logic of the components are not separated anymore. Use slots to inject your own implementations.

v2.1 Roadmap

  • Boolean filters
  • Date filters
  • Date range filters
  • Switch to Vite for the demo app


Please see CHANGELOG for more information what has changed recently.


Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.

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