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onrowsdelete event | rowsdelete event

Browser support:
Occurs on a data source object before rows are deleted.
Use the onrowsinserted event to receive a notification when new rows have been inserted.
For further details about data source objects, see the page for the recordset object.

How to register:

<ELEMENT onrowsdelete="handler">

In JavaScript:
object.onrowsdelete = handler;
object.attachEvent ("onrowsdelete", handler);
You can find the related objects in the Supported by objects section below.
The event object is accessible to all event handlers in all browsers. The properties of the event object contain additional information about the current event. To get further details about these properties and the possible event handler registration methods, please see the page for the event object.
For a complete list of events, see the page for Events in JavaScript.

Basic information:

Bubbles Yes
Cancelable No
Event object -

Actions that invoke the onrowsdelete event:

  • Deleting rows from the data source object.

Example HTML code 1:

This example illustrates the use of the onrowsdelete event:
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function DeleteRow () {
            var xml = document.getElementById ("movies");
            var xmlDoc = xml.XMLDocument;
            var movies = xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName ("movie");
            var firstMovie = movies[0];
            firstMovie.parentNode.removeChild (firstMovie);

        function OnRowsDelete () {
            alert ('Rows will be deleted from the data source object!');
        function OnRowExit () {
            alert ('The current row will change in the data source object!');
        function OnRowEnter () {
            alert ('The current row has changed in the data source object!');
    <xml id="movies" onrowsdelete="OnRowsDelete ()" onrowexit="OnRowExit ();" onrowenter="OnRowEnter ();">
    <?xml version="1.0"?>
                <name>Clark Kent</name>
                <name>Lois Lane</name>

    <table id="myTable" width="100%" cellpadding="0px" cellspacing="2px" border="1px" datasrc="#movies" datapagesize="3">
                <td><span datafld="name"></span></td>
                <td><span datafld="jobtitle"></span></td>
                <td><span datafld="born"></span></td>
    <br />
    <button onclick="DeleteRow ();">Delete the first row from the data source!</button>
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