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how to define index in angular material table

how should I define an index variable when angular material table is used as ngFor is not used in this table.

I did search for it in the documentation but index is not mentioned any where in it.

  <mat-table #table [dataSource]="dataSource">

    <!--- Note that these columns can be defined in any order.
          The actual rendered columns are set as a property on the row definition" -->

    <!-- Position Column -->
    <ng-container matColumnDef="position">
      <mat-header-cell *matHeaderCellDef> No. </mat-header-cell>
      <mat-cell *matCellDef="let element"> {{element.position}} </mat-cell>
    </ng-container>

    <!-- Name Column -->
    <ng-container matColumnDef="name">
      <mat-header-cell *matHeaderCellDef> Name </mat-header-cell>
      <mat-cell *matCellDef="let element"> {{element.name}} </mat-cell>
    </ng-container>

    <!-- Weight Column -->
    <ng-container matColumnDef="weight">
      <mat-header-cell *matHeaderCellDef> Weight </mat-header-cell>
      <mat-cell *matCellDef="let element"> {{element.weight}} </mat-cell>
    </ng-container>

    <!-- Symbol Column -->
    <ng-container matColumnDef="symbol">
      <mat-header-cell *matHeaderCellDef> Symbol </mat-header-cell>
      <mat-cell *matCellDef="let element"> {{element.symbol}} </mat-cell>
    </ng-container>

    <mat-header-row *matHeaderRowDef="displayedColumns"></mat-header-row>
    <mat-row *matRowDef="let row; columns: displayedColumns;"></mat-row>
  </mat-table>
</div>

where and how do i define an index variable for the array that I used in this table, so that I can bind the index value in my table itself.

Answer

Can you add index to let element; let i = index;" as you’d do with *ngFor?

<mat-row *matRowDef="let row; columns: displayedColumns; let i = index"></mat-row>

Or like so:

<ng-container matColumnDef="index">
  <mat-header-cell *matHeaderCellDef> Index </mat-header-cell>
  <mat-cell *matCellDef="let element; let i = index;">{{i}}</mat-cell>
</ng-container>

Working Example: https://stackblitz.com/edit/angular-acdxje?file=app/table-basic-example.html