Javascript implementation of the classic Table Plugin, using JQuery

This plugin does two things:
  1. If TablePlugin is enabled, it enhances TablePlugin with client-side column sorting (if Javascript is enabled)
  2. If TablePlugin is not enabled, it performs the same processing as TablePlugin except it does it in the browser.

Some notable omissions:
  • Sorting of date fields doesn't work correctly. (Sorts as plain text)

when used without TablePlugin
  • No sort icon in table headers (just click the header to sort).
  • Sorting can be a bit strange when rowspans and colspans are used.
  • The sorted data background doesn't alternate if more than one colour is given.
  • The way column and row spans are calculated is slightly different to TablePlugin, which may give slightly different visual effect sin some extreme cases.

when used with TablePlugin:
  • Sorted column background doesn't work

You can help improve it, please feel free to do so.

Sorting is done using the jQuery tablesorter plugin written by Christian Bach, which is included.


If used with TablePlugin: Click on column headers to sort.

If used without TablePlugin: Behaviour should be identical to TablePlugin. See Table Plugin for more information.

ALERT! You cannot use the %CARET% and/or &#94; characters to 'escape' a rowspan in a table with JQTable Plugin (the TablePlugin support is a dirty hack). To insert these characters, simply enclose them in a span e.g. <span>^</span>.

ALERT! If TablePlugin is used with JQTablePlugin, then tables will be shown with active links in column headers, as well as the icons that support in-browser sorting. Clicking on these links will cause the table plugin to sort the table by re-rendering the page - defeating the object of the JQTablePlugin. To avoid this sort of confusion you are recommended to disable the TablePlugin.

Installation Instructions

You do not need to install anything in the browser to use this extension. The following instructions are for the administrator who installs the extension on the server.

Open configure, and open the "Extensions" section. Use "Find More Extensions" to get a list of available extensions. Select "Install".

If you have any problems, or if the extension isn't available in configure, then you can still install manually from the command-line. See http://foswiki.org/Support/ManuallyInstallingExtensions for more help.


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Change History:  
1.1.5 (25 Apr 2017) Foswikitask:Item13239: Michael Daum fixed some JS errors
1.14 (24 Nov 2014) Fix Foswikitask:Item13113, Corrects sorting when multiple header rows in use.
1.13 (25 Jul 2014) Fix Foswikitask:Item8816, Foswikitask:Item12974
Home page: http://foswiki.org/bin/view/Extensions/JQTablePlugin

Package Form edit

Author Crawford Currie http://c-dot.co.uk
Version 1.15
Release 25 Apr 2017
Description Javascript implementation of the classic Table Plugin, using JQuery
Repository https://github.com/foswiki/JQTablePlugin
Copyright Copyright © 2010-2014 Crawford Currie
License Gnu General Public License v2
Home http://foswiki.org/Extensions/JQTablePlugin
Support http://foswiki.org/bin/view/Support/JQTablePlugin
Topic revision: r1 - 24 Nov 2014, ProjectContributor
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