JavaScript Table Sorter

Table Sorter

A new version of this script is available here.

This JavaScript table sorting script is easy to use, fast and lightweight at only 1.7KB. It includes alternate row formatting, header class toggling, auto data type recognition and selective column sorting. It will currently sort strings, numbers and currency. More features will follow.

To initialize sorting use the following code:

var sorter=new table.sorter('sorter');

You must create a new table sorter object before initialization. The parameter taken by table.sorter is the variable name used for the object. The object.init function takes 2 parameters: the id of the table and the index of the initially sorted column (optional). If you want to exclude a column from sorting then add class=”nosort” to the appropriate table header. The styling of the table is totally customizable via CSS.

This script has been tested in all major browsers and is available free of charge for both personal or commercial projects under the creative commons license. Community support is available here. Paid support is also available, contact me for details.

Click here for the demo.

Click here to download the source code.

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