DataTables.net — a nice way to display lots of data in a web page.

Lately I’ve been doing some work with Allan Jardine’s DataTables jQuery plugin.

You know the SNL line saying, “if it’s not Scottish, it’s crap!” This software does nothing to disprove that saying. It’s excellent.

Datatables does a great, and simple, job of transforming plain old html data tables into sortable and searchable marvels.

It also supports Ajax callbacks, allowing it to handle very large tables from databases.

As one might expect, the Ajjax stuff is a bit complex to use. Here’s a gist of some of the stuff I’ve worked out.

 

 

 

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