Most of the designers and developers will use div to replace table because it is much more easier to style div than table. But in this post will share best useful jQuery table plugins for you to display, sort, filter and manipulate your data in table.
These plugins help you to create superb tables which are easy to code for you and easy to understand for your readers.
jquery plugin for filtering table rows.
Convert a simple table into scrollable.
tablesorter is a jQuery plugin for turning a standard HTML table with THEAD and TBODY tags into a sortable table without page refreshes. tablesorter can successfully parse and sort many types of data including linked data in a cell.
jExpand is ultra lightweight jQuery plugin that will make your tables expandable. Typical for line of business applications, this feature can help you organize tables better. This way, tables can hold more information such as images, lists, diagrams and other elements.
Fixed Header Tables takes valid table HTML and builds a fixed header as done in Microsoft excel and a scrolling body with optional footer.
Using this jQuery plugin, you will have a cute treeview in your table.
Toggle visibility columns using a cool collapsing and expanding effects.
This is used to create a pagination element under a table element.
Lightweight but rich data grid with resizable columns and a scrolling data to match the headers, plus an ability to connect to an xml based data source using Ajax to load the content.
BI Grid is designed to present your data, especially in the reports for enterprises. It would be able to edit data easily, drill down to details easily and ajax enabled.
Add a toggle checkbox to any rows.
This is another jQuery table plugin that makes the table editable by users.
Highlight whole columns in a table when hovering over them.
Easily create scrolling tables with fixed headers.
With this plugin you can convert characters to tables using jQuery.
Assign alternating class names to selected elements to allow CSS assignment of colors or other styles of your choice. Excellent plugin for alternating row colors in tables! As a bonus, it will assign a “hover” class to elements if you set hover:true.
Have a nice pagination, animated scrolling.
Adds datagrid behavior to your HTML tables.
Resize the rows of a table over a handler/helper.
This plugin automatically adds a column with row count. Thus making your tables more readable and keeping your markup/metadata clean.
graphTable provides the ability to graph.
HeatColor is a plugin that allows you to assign colors to elements, based on a value derived from that element. The derived value is compared to a range of values, either determined automatically or passed in, and the element is assigned a “heat” color based on its derived value’s position within the range.
CSV2Table will load a CSV file and creates a table with contents from the CSV files.
jTPS is a datatable jQuery plugin that offers pagination, animated scrolling through pages and intelligent natural sorting capability. The development version is currently 15KB.