The example code is being developed in Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 Professional. You can create an ASP.NET MVC application and implement jQuery DataTables with dynamic columns. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

Step 1: Set Up the Database

Create a table in your SQL Server database with columns that can cater to dynamic data. For example:

CREATE TABLE DynamicData (
    Name NVARCHAR(100),
    Age INT,
    City NVARCHAR(100),
    -- Add other columns as needed

Step 2: Create a New ASP.NET MVC Project

  1. Open Visual Studio 2017.
  2. Go to File -> New -> Project.
  3. Select Visual C# -> Web -> ASP.NET Web Application.
  4. Name your project and click OK.
  5. Choose MVC template and click OK to create the project.

Step 3: Set Up the Database

Create a SQL Server database with a table similar to the example provided earlier in SQL Server Management Studio.

Step 4: Create Model and DbContext

Create a model to represent your data. For instance, create a DynamicData model in the Models folder:

// DynamicData.cs
using System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations;

public class DynamicData
    public int ID { get; set; }
    public string Name { get; set; }
    public int Age { get; set; }
    public string City { get; set; }
    // Add other properties as needed

Create a DbContext to interact with the database:

// ApplicationDbContext.cs
using System.Data.Entity;

public class ApplicationDbContext : DbContext
    public ApplicationDbContext() : base("DefaultConnection")

    public DbSet<DynamicData> DynamicData { get; set; }

Step 5: Create Controller and Views

Create a controller named DynamicDataController with actions to render the view and fetch data.

// DynamicDataController.cs
using System.Linq;
using System.Web.Mvc;

public class DynamicDataController : Controller
    private ApplicationDbContext _dbContext;

    public DynamicDataController()
        _dbContext = new ApplicationDbContext();

    public ActionResult Index()
        return View();

    public ActionResult GetDynamicData()
        var data = _dbContext.DynamicData.ToList();
        return Json(new { data = data }, JsonRequestBehavior.AllowGet);

Step 6: Create View

Create a view file named Index.cshtml within the DynamicData folder.

    ViewBag.Title = "Dynamic DataTable";

<table id="dynamicTable" class="display" style="width:100%">
            <!-- Add other column headers as needed -->

@section scripts {
    <script src=""></script>
    <script src=""></script>
        $(document).ready(function () {
                "processing": true,
                "serverSide": false,
                "ajax": {
                    "url": '@Url.Action("GetDynamicData", "DynamicData")',
                    "type": "GET",
                    "datatype": "json"
                "columns": [
                    { "data": "ID" },
                    { "data": "Name" },
                    { "data": "Age" },
                    { "data": "City" },
                    // Add other column configurations as needed
                // Add other DataTable configurations as needed

Step 7: Run the Application

Run the application and navigate to https://localhost:<port>/DynamicData/Index to see the DataTable populated with the fetched dynamic data from the database.

Ensure the necessary NuGet packages like EntityFramework, jQuery, and DataTables are installed in your project to avoid any missing references or issues.

Adjust the DbContext connection string in web.config to match your SQL Server configuration (<connectionStrings> section).

This setup should provide you with a foundation to implement jQuery DataTables with dynamic columns in an ASP.NET MVC application using Visual Studio 2017.

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