jQuery Delete first row of Table

In this tutorial we will learn how to Delete first row of Table with jQuery. We can use jQuery remove() method along with first() method or :first selector for this purpose.

jQuery remove() method

jQuery remove() method removes the selected HTML element, content, text or nodes.

In this example remove() method is used to remove the first row of the HTML table.

jQuery first() method

jQuery first() method returns the first HTML element.

In this example first() method will select the first row of table.

jQuery :first selector

jQuery :first selector also selects the first HTML element.

In this example we can also use :first selector in place of first() method to select the first row.

HTML Code

HTML Code is given below, in this code we have a table tag with three rows. HTML button tag is also used to execute a function to delete the first row of table.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>jQuery Delete first row in Table</title>
<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.5.1.min.js"></script>     
<style>
table,td,tr
{
border: 1px solid black;
margin: 10px 0px;
padding: 5px;    
}
table
{
border-collapse: collapse;    
}
</style>    
</head>             
<body>
    
<table id="table">
 <tr>
  <td>David</td>   
  <td>1232</td>   
  <td>HTML</td>   
 </tr>
 <tr>
  <td>Sasha</td>   
  <td>9689</td>   
  <td>CSS</td>   
 </tr>
 <tr>
  <td>Sam</td>   
  <td>6534</td>   
  <td>JavaScript</td>   
 </tr>    
</table>
<button id="btn">Delete First Row</button>    
    
<script src="script.js"></script>    
</body>
</html>

JQuery Code

JQuery Code is given below, jQuery click() method is used to trigger a function on a click of button.

$('#btn') is an id selector used to select the button tag.

$('#table tr').first() will target or select the first row of table.

remove() will then remove this row.

<script>
$(document).ready(function(){
    $('#btn').click(function(){
      $('#table tr').first().remove();    
    });
});
</script>

Same example with :first selector.

<script>
$(document).ready(function(){
    $('#btn').click(function(){
      $('#table tr:first').remove();    
    });
});
</script>

Demo

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