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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.




  • Multi-column alphanumeric sorting.
  • Multi-tbody sorting - see the options table on the main document page.
  • Parsers for sorting text, alphanumeric text, URIs, integers, currency, floats, IP addresses, dates (ISO, long and short formats) & time. Add your own easily.
  • 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+.
  • Small code size.
  • Works with jQuery 1.2.6+ (jQuery 1.4.1+ needed with some widgets).


Special Thanks

  • Big shout-out to Nick Craver for getting rid of the eval() function that was previously needed for multi-column sorting.
  • Also big thanks to thezoggy for helping with code, themes and valuable feedback.
  • And, thanks to everyone that has contributed, and continue to contribute to this forked project!

Change Log

View the complete listing here.

Version 2.7.9 (2/20/2013)

  • Fixed an issue with the pager targetting an incorrect page when the table starts out empty.
  • Get the correct number of columns when widthFixed is true and the first row contains a table. See issue #238.

Version 2.7.8 (2/17/2013)

  • Fixed script errors:
    • Comment start was stripped when converting files from UTF-8 w/BOM to UTF-8 w/o BOM.
    • Fixed Firefox error in the filter-formatter files, when HTML5 elements don't exist, oops!

Version 2.7.7 (2/17/2013)

  • Updated the currency parser to ignore formatting (commas, decimals and spaces) when detecting the column parser.
  • Updated the natural sort regex to better work with scientific notation and alphanumerics with the number first - see this issue.
  • Reverted code to only add a colgroup if the widthFixed option is true and no colgroup exists. Fixes issues #238 and #239.
  • Added a tablesorter namespace to all bound events. Fixes issue #233.
  • Added a filterReset method which is the same code executed when the filter_reset element is clicked.
  • Added a pageSet method to the pager which allows you to easily change the pager page (see issue #231):

    // go to page 3
    $('table').trigger('pageSet', 3);
  • Added a range filter to the filter widget.

    • You can now search for a range of values using either of these formats: 10 - 20 or 10 to 20. Note the space before and after the dash so as to differentiate it from a negative sign.
    • You can also use symbols within the range 10% - 20% or $10 - $20.
    • Thanks to matzhu and satacoy for code ideas in issue #166.
  • Added logical AND and OR operators to the filters to the filter widget.
    • Entering box && bat (or box AND bat) will only show rows that contain box and bat within the same column below the filter. It does not search other columns. The spaces between the operators and the queries are important.
    • Entering box|bat (or box OR bat) will only show rows that contain either box or bat within the same column below the filter. It does not search other columns. The spaces between the operators and the queries are important.
    • At this time you cannot combine different operators. So, >= 100 AND <= 200 will not work, use the range filter operator (100 - 200) instead.
    • Using the | (or operator) was previously undocumented, but useable.
    • This was also requested in issue #166.
  • Added a new filter widget option named filter_formatter:

    • This option allows you to add custom selectors into the filter row.
    • Because of the amount of coding, new files named "jquery.tablesorter.widgets-filter-formatter.js" and "filter.formatter.css" were added. They include code to add jQuery UI and HTML5 controls via the filter_formatter option.
    • Filter formatter functions include: "uiSpinner", "uiSlider", "uiRange" (uiSlider ranged), "uiDatepicker" (range only), "html5Number", "html5Range" and "html5Color".
    • As an example, this code will add the jQuery UI spinner to the first column:

      filter_formatter : {
        0 : function($cell, indx){
          return $.tablesorter.filterFormatter.uiSpinner( $cell, indx, {
            value : 0,  // starting value
            min   : 0,  // minimum value
            max   : 50, // maximum value
            step  : 1,  // increment value by
            addToggle: true, // enable or disable the control
            exactMatch: true,
            numberFormat: "n"
    • You can also choose to add the current selector value into a css3 tooltip or into the header by setting the valueToHeader option, if available.

    • Fulfills ErinsMatthew's feature request - issue #232. Thanks for the great idea!
  • NOTE: I know the js folder is getting messy. In version 3, I plan on having a separate folder for widgets and parsers. And with the build system, you'll be able to pick and choose which components you need.

Version 2.7.6 (2/6/2013)

  • Merged in an update from Somebi to fix a javascript error which occurs when the table doesn't have a thead or tbody, or it is already initialized.

Version 2.7.5 (1/31/2013)

  • Added pager pageSize method to the docs.
  • Added chili syntax highlighting script files back to the repo as some other external demos were still linking to it.

Version 2.7.4 (1/29/2013)

  • Fixed an problem with the pager not pointing to a tbody, and breaking on an empty tbody. See issue #223.
  • Modified core to always add a <colgroup> to the table. Only when the widthFixed option is true will it add percentage based widths.
  • Modified the parsers code to no longer require an is function; or if the function is missing, no error will be thrown.
  • Modified the isoDate and usLongDate parsers:
    • isoDate parser will now auto-detect dates with times
    • usLongDate parser will now auto-detect dates in this format: "DD MMMMMMMMM YYYY" (25 Jan 2013)
  • Added manifest files:
    • component.json for bower package manager. Thanks to appleboy; also see issue #190.
    • tablesorter.jquery.json for the jquery plugin registry.
  • Added "updateRows" method which is the exact same as "update", but needed due to issues with Prototype. See issue #217.
  • Added pageSize method to change the pager page size more easily. See issue #218.
  • Added filter widget change log to the wiki pages.
  • Added a config variable config.columns:
    • This variable indicates the number of columns in the table.
    • Previously, config.parsers.length or config.$headers.length were used. Neither of which were accurate if the table was empty or multiple rows in the header existed.
    • This value may still be inaccurate if a rowspan is used in the header.
  • Updated index page to use jQuery 1.9.
    • jQuery 2.0 is has a bug adding rows to the table, so I didn't upgrade the demos to use it.
    • Changed syntax highlighting script from chilli to google's prettify.

Version 2.7.3 (1/10/2013)

  • Fixed a serious bug in the filter widget that was breaking the widget completely if filter_functions was not defined (introduced in v2.7.2). Fixes issue #213.
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