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Editable: improve column parsing. Fixes #982 & #979

Also replace jQuery each functions
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tablesorter (FORK) 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. This forked version adds lots of new enhancements including: alphanumeric sorting, pager callback functons, multiple widgets providing column styling, ui theme application, sticky headers, column filters and resizer, as well as extended documentation with a lot more demos.


  • Because of the change to the internal cache, the tablesorter v2.16+ core, filter widget and pager (both plugin & widget) will only work with the same version or newer files.




  • Multi-column alphanumeric sorting and filtering.
  • Multi-tbody sorting - see the options table on the main document page.
  • Supports Bootstrap v2 and 3
  • Parsers for sorting text, alphanumeric text, URIs, integers, currency, floats, IP addresses, dates (ISO, long and short formats) & time. Add your own easily.
  • Inline editing - see demo
  • Support for ROWSPAN and COLSPAN on TH elements.
  • Support secondary "hidden" sorting (e.g., maintain alphabetical sort when sorting on other criteria).
  • Extensibility via widget system.
  • Cross-browser: IE 6.0+, FF 2+, Safari 2.0+, Opera 9.0+, Chrome 5.0+.
  • Small code size, starting at 25K minified
  • Works with jQuery 1.2.6+ (jQuery 1.4.1+ needed with some widgets).
  • Works with jQuery 1.9+ ($.browser.msie was removed; needed in the original version).



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If you would like to contribute, please...

  1. Fork.
  2. Make changes in a branch & add unit tests.
  3. Run grunt test (if qunit fails, run it again - it's fickle).
  4. Create a pull request.

Special Thanks

  • Big shout-out to Nick Craver for getting rid of the eval() function that was previously needed for multi-column sorting.
  • Big thanks to thezoggy for helping with code, themes and providing valuable feedback.
  • Big thanks to ThsSin- for taking over for a while and also providing valuable feedback.
  • Thanks to prijutme4ty for numerous contributions!
  • Also extra thanks to christhomas and Lynesth for help with code.
  • And, of course thanks to everyone else that has contributed, and continues to contribute to this forked project!


  • Check the FAQ page.
  • Search the main documentation (click the menu button in the upper left corner).
  • Search the issues to see if the question or problem has been brought up before, and hopefully resolved.
  • If someone is available, ask your question in the #tablesorter IRC channel at
  • Ask your question at Stackoverflow using a tablesorter tag.
  • Please don't open a new issue unless it really is an issue with the plugin, or a feature request. Thanks!

Recent Changes

View the complete change log here.

Version 2.22.5 (7/28/2015)

  • Overall:
    • Set JSHint "undef" & "unused" options. Fixed issues.
    • The math widget was throwing a javascript error after missing a changed variable name & JSHint wasn't catching it, until now.

Version 2.22.4 (7/28/2015)

  • Overall
    • update debug logging. console is now called directly & includes grouping, tables, warning & errors.
  • Core
    • Replace tbody placeholder use of a <span> with a <colgroup>. Attempt to resolve IE error reported in issue #938.
    • Fix $.tablesorter.hasWidget error introduced when fixing jscs issues.
    • Fix $.tablesorter.isProcessing error introduced when fixing jscs issues.
    • Update isValueInArray function to prevent js errors with invalid input.
  • Docs
    • Remove duplicate section in math widget docs.
    • Add resizable widget note about leaving widthFixed set to false. See issue #958.
    • Update to use jQuery v1.11.3.
    • Change deprecated window load function.
    • Improve two-digit year parser demo.
    • Minor updates.
  • Filter
    • Prevent invalid RegExp errors which occur while typing in an incomplete query.
  • Math
    • Ignored rows are now properly ignored in columns. Fixes issue #976.
  • Output
  • Pager
    • Bind using unique event namespace. See issue #961.
  • Scroller
    • Prevent error on destroy when not applied. See issue #965.
    • Fix js error in old IE.
    • Delay resize after updateAll.
    • Include sortEnd in fixed column updates. See issue #977.
  • Sort2Hash
    • This widget updates the location hash based on the table sort, and sets the table sort on initialization. demo.
    • A user can share a link with others and have the table in the same sorted order.
    • The hash can be set to use header text and any text to indicate an ascending or descending sort.
    • Add text & saveSort override options. Fixes issue #962.
    • Other minor revisions.
  • Parsers
    • Checkbox in multiple columns now toggles the row class correctly.
  • Grunt build: Add jscs checking & fix reported style issues.
  • Testing
    • Update QUnit to 1.18.0.
    • Add removeWidget test.
    • Add isValueInArray tests.
    • Add isProcessing tests.
  • Extras - dropping support for quicksearch plugin.

Version 2.22.3 (6/30/2015)

  • Scroller: fix javascript error scroller_$fixedColumns is undefined.

Version 2.22.2 (6/30/2015)

  • Core
    • Only use preventDefault in specific jQuery versions (v1.3.2 & older). Fixes issue #911.
    • The "updateCache" method now accepts a tbody object.
    • Make getParsedText a public function.
    • Allow empty string in textExtraction data-attribute. Fixes issue #954.
  • Docs
    • Update trigger sort method documentation.
    • Update information about cssIgnoreRow. See issue #911.
    • Add requirement to include .filter { display: none } in custom themes.
    • Improve Bootstrap example in column selector docs. See pull #935, thanks @Herst!
    • Clean up & corrections:
      • Code examples in math & editing demos.
      • Corrected comments in "Skip the parsing of column content" demo.
      • Fix HTML validation issues.
    • Add link to JSCS formatting file by @Herst.
    • Update to Bootstrap v3.3.5.
  • Parsers
    • Checkbox: add checkbox parser class name option (config.checkboxClass).
    • Metric: Support metric base unit case insensitivity.
  • Editable
    • Allow Shift+Enter to create a new line (even with editable_enterToAccept set as true).
    • Update cache without requiring a hover over the thead; cache order now properly maintained on touch devices.
  • Filter
    • Target last used filter properly. See issue #920.
    • filter_selectSource now ignores parsers, if none are set (empty or ajax tables). See issue #934.
    • Add support for nesting of "AND" & "OR" searches. Fixes issues #891 & #918.
    • Filter row remains visible after focused when filter_hideFilters is set.
    • Remove trailing comma in pull #948, thanks @Herst!
  • Output
    • Allow empty string data-attributes. See issue #923.
    • output_saveRows now accepts jQuery filter selectors. See issue #923.
    • Fix hiddenColumns option causing an empty output. Fixes issue #923.
    • Prevent javascript error when no row data is passed. See issue #923.
    • Remove tfoot clone, instead concat data to the end.
    • Fix colspans and hidden columns.
    • Stop outputTable method propagation. Fixes issue #944.
  • Pager
    • Make hasWidget think the pager addon is a widget.
    • Prevent adding a row if ajax returned JSON totalrows is zero. See Stackoverflow.
  • RepeatHeaders
    • use selectorRemove option setting.
  • Resizable
    • Replace window resize trigger. See issue #912.
    • Resizing now works with overflow wrapped tables. Fixes issue #953.
  • Scroller
    • Fix added stylesheet error using "," instead of ";".
    • Remove colgroup & hidden elements in fixed columns.
    • Fix slow fixed column scrolling in Firefox. See issue #135.
    • Multiple tbody fix. See issues #906 & #913.
    • Limit horizontal scrollbar to scrolling section.
    • Removed widthFixed requirement.
    • Update RTL support.
    • Fix column alignment. Fixes issue #913.
    • Fix filter return zero to few rows.
    • Reduce init lag & correct no fixed column tbody width. See issue #906.
    • Fix mousewheel scrolling on fixed columns.
    • Cleanup & old IE fix.
    • Fix column alignment issues #940, #937, #931 & #927.
    • Throttle IE scrolling. Partially fixes issue #928.
    • Save scroll positioning. Fixes issues #926 & #932.
    • Integrate with:
  • SortTbodies (beta)
  • StickyHeaders
  • Zebra
    • Target non-info block tbodies in extra tables.
  • Grunt
    • Update grunt modules.
    • Remove moot "version" property from bower.json. See pull #941, thanks @kkirsche!
    • Don't update bower.json in Gruntfile.js.
    • Check for old IE issue in pull #949, thanks @Herst!
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