I am trying to implement inline-search in the HTML table inside my aura lightning component. As the table is dynamically rendered using aura iteration, each row has a dynamic aura id, and hence I am unable to perform slds-hide using component.find, which is returning null/undefined.

Any idea how can I achieve this? Thanks.

  • P.S. aura:id cannot be dynamic. It's not supported.
    – sfdcfox
    Commented Aug 27, 2020 at 20:01

1 Answer 1


You'd pop records in and out of a filtered collection in the helper. IE: if you are using an aura:iteration, and the page had some kind of filter dropdown, the controller would have something like this:

            var filteredDetails = [];
            if(selected == "All") {
                filteredDetails = details;
            if(selected == "Errors") {
                for(var i = 0; i < details.length; i++){

this.updatePageDetails(component, filteredDetails);

Our case was a little different, but this approach should work. Have the helper filter the results and shrink the table data.

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