JavaScript insertCell() Method Tutorial

In this section, we will learn that the insertCell() method is and how to use it in JavaScript.

JavaScript Add Cell to Table: insertCell() Method

The JavaScript insertCell() method is used to insert a new cell in the row of a table.

Note that this method should be invoked on a reference to the <tr> element of a table.

Note: you can use the deleteCell() method to remove a cell from a table row.

insertCell() Method Syntax:


insertCell() Method Parameter

The method takes one argument, and that is the index number where we want to insert the new cell.

The value 0 means insert the cell as the first cell of the target <tr>.

The value -1 means insert the cell as the last cell of the target <tr>.

This value is optional and, if ignored, the new cell will be inserted as the last cell of the target <tr> element.

insertCell() Method Return Value

The method returns a reference to the newly created cell.

Example: add cell to table JavaScript

See the Pen add cell to table JavaScript by Omid Dehghan (@odchan1) on CodePen.

Note: please check the insertRow() section if you’re not familiar with this method.


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