Make Your Tables Interactive With DataTables

DataTables is a jQuery Plugin that will instantly make your HTML table interactive. It will add sorting, pagination, hidden columns, on-the-fly filtering and many more features in your tables. It also comes with extensive API that will provide you with the ability to add more features and functionality.

The only requirement to use DataTables is that target table must be laid out in a well formed manner with the ‘thead’ and ‘tbody’ sections declared. A simple call to dataTable() function will do the rest. You can also pass wide range of parameters at this stage to configure your table just as you wish. DataTables is feature rich and very well documented with clear code samples.


  • Variable length pagination
  • On-the-fly filtering
  • Multi-column sorting with data type detection
  • Smart handling of column widths
  • Fully internationalization
  • State saving
  • Hidden columns
  • Dynamic creation of tables
  • Ajax auto loading of data
  • Custom DOM positioning
  • Single column filtering
  • Alternative pagination types
  • Non-destructive DOM interaction
  • Sorting column(s) highlighting
  • Extensive plug-in support
  • Full control over look & feel by CSS

Developed by Allan Jardine; DataTables is dual licensed under the GPL v2 license and BSD (3-point) license. You can find further information, demo & download on DataTables Website.

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