jquery.dgtable

This is a table View for jQuery, which is meant to be high-performance, and allow simple user interactions with the UI, such as:

  • Sorting
  • Sorting by more than one column
  • Moving columns
  • Resizing columns
  • Full cell preview when hovering
  • Native RTL support

Other features implemented are:

  • Mix absolute column widths with relative column widths
  • Virtual table mode (to supply high performance with hundreds of thousands of rows). This is the default.
  • Non-virtual table mode is fully supported, but for giant amounts of data it is not recommended.
  • Option to set a fixed width for the table so resizing (relative) columns will still make sure the table will not be less (and/or more) than the specified width.
  • Option to have both scrollbars inside the table. (set width: DGTable.Width.SCROLL)

A few notes:

  • TODO: Have a simple and accurate API documentation here in the readme
  • Currently in virtual table mode – I cannot handle variable height rows.

Dev environment

  • Using grunt over Node.js to automate validating and building.
  • After installing Node.js, use npm install, and npm install -g grunt-cli to prepare building environment.
  • Use grunt style to just test for correct styling.
  • Use grunt build or just grunt to compile for release.
  • I am using Google Closure Compiler, because UglifyJS does not work with the JSDoc, and there’s a major difference in size & performance of the output code.
  • Some features of jshint are disabled because it does not work well with JSDoc which is used for Google Closue Compiler.
  • Indentations in my editor are set to 4 spaces, and jshint validates that.

Me

  • Hi! I am Daniel Cohen Gindi. Or in short- Daniel.
  • [email protected] is my email address.
  • That’s all you need to know.

Help

I have invested, and investing, a lot of time in this project.
If you want to help, you could:

  • Actually code, and issue pull requests
  • Test the library under different conditions and browsers
  • Create more demo pages
  • Spread the word

Donate

API

To create a new table, just use var myTable = new DGTable(INIT_OPTIONS).

INIT_OPTIONS

  • columns: COLUMN_OPTIONS[] (Array of COLUMN_OPTIONS objects)
    • name: String Name of the column
    • label: String=name Used for the header of this column
    • dataPath: String=name Path to the data to show (Defaults to name)
    • comparePath: String=name Path to the data to use for comparison (Defaults to dataPath)
    • width: Number|String
      • A simple number (i.e 10, 30, 50) will set an absolute width for the column.
      • A percentage (i.e '30%') or a 0-1 decimal value (i.e 0.2, 0.7) will set a relative width for the column, out of the full table’s width.
      • Any other value, like 0, null etc. will set an automatic width mode, base of the header’s content length.
    • resizable: Boolean=true Is this column resizable?
    • sortable: Boolean=true Is this column sortable?
    • movable: Boolean=true Is this column movable?
    • visible: Boolean=true Is this column visible?
    • cellClasses: String Classes to add to the DOM element of this cell
    • ignoreMin: Boolean=false Should this column ignore the minimum width specified for the table columns?
  • height: Number Suggested height for the table
  • width: DGTable.Width=DGTable.Width.NONE The way that the width of the table will be handled
    • DGTable.Width.NONE: No special handling
    • DGTable.Width.AUTO: Sets the width automatically
    • DGTable.Width.SCROLL: Creates a horizontal scroll when required
  • virtualTable: Boolean=true When set, the table will work in virtual mode, which means only the visible rows are rendered. Rows must have fixed height in this mode.
  • resizableColumns: Boolean=true Turns on or off the resizable columns globally.
  • movableColumns: Boolean=true Turns on or off the movable columns globally.
  • sortableColumns: Number=1 How many columns can you sort by, one after another?
  • adjustColumnWidthForSortArrow: Boolean=true When set, the columns will automatically grow to accommodate for the sort arrow.
  • relativeWidthGrowsToFillWidth: Boolean=true When set, relative width columns automatically grow to fill the table’s width.
  • relativeWidthShrinksToFillWidth: Boolean=false When set, relative width columns automatically shrink to fill the table’s width.
  • convertColumnWidthsToRelative: Boolean=false When set, auto-width columns are automatically converted to relatives.
  • autoFillTableWidth: Boolean=false When set, columns are stretched proportionally to fill the table width (only if there is space left). Will supersede relativeWidthGrowsToFillWidth in the future.
  • cellClasses: String Classes to add to the DOM element of all cells
  • sortColumn: String|String[]|COLUMN_SORT_OPTIONS|COLUMN_SORT_OPTIONS[] Columns to sort by
    • Can be a column or an array of columns.
    • Each column is a String or a COLUMN_SORT_OPTIONS:
    • column: String Column name
    • descending: Boolean=false Is this column sorted in descending order?
  • cellFormatter: Function(String value, String columnName, Object rowData)String (optional) A formatter function which will return the HTML for the cell. By default the formatter is a plain HTML formatter.
  • headerCellFormatter: Function(String value, String columnName)String (optional) A formatter function which will return the HTML for the cell’s header. By default the formatter is a plain HTML formatter.
  • rowsBufferSize: Number=10 The size of the rows buffer, for virtual table
  • minColumnWidth: Number=35 In pixels, the minimum width for a column
  • resizeAreaWidth: Number=8 The size of the area where you can drag to resize.
  • onComparatorRequired: function(columnName: string, descending: boolean, defaultComparator: function(a,b):number):{function(a,b):number} A callback that can pass a comparator function for each column and mode as required.
  • resizerClassName: String='dgtable-resize' Class name for the dragged resizing element (showing when resizing a column)
  • tableClassName: String='dgtable' Class name for the table
  • allowCellPreview: Boolean=true When set, hovering on truncated cells will show a preview of the full content.
  • allowHeaderCellPreview: Boolean=true Allow for toggling off allowCellPreview for headers specifically.
  • cellPreviewAutoBackground: Boolean=true When set, the preview cell will receive its background automatically from the cell.
  • cellPreviewClassName: String='dgtable-cell-preview' Class name for the cell preview element
  • className: String='dgtable-wrapper' Element class name.
  • el: Element? Optional element to take over
  • filter: Function(row: Object, args: Object): Boolean (optional) A filter function for using with the filter method

Events triggered by DGTable:

  • renderskeleton: The table is re-drawing it’s base elements, including headers. Will always be followed by a render event.
  • render: The table has finished rendering (after adding rows etc.).
  • cellpreview: We are about to show a cell preview.
    • 1st argument: Preview’s DOM element
    • 2nd argument: Row’s index – or null for header
    • 3rd argument: Column’s name
    • 4th argument: Row’s data – if applicable
    • 5th argument: Cell’s DOM element
    • At this stage you can prevent showing the preview, by calling table.hideCellPreview
  • cellpreviewdestroy: Cell preview element is about to be destroyed after hiding
    • 1st argument: Preview’s DOM element
    • 2nd argument: Row’s index
    • 3rd argument: Column’s name
    • 4th argument: Cell’s DOM element
    • You can use this event to release any resources that you may have used in cellPreview event.
  • headerrowcreate: The header row has just been created
    • 1st argument: Row’s DOM element
  • headerrowdestroy: Called just before removing the physical header row element from the table
    • 1st argument: Row’s DOM element
  • rowcreate: A row has just been created
    • 1st argument: Row’s index in the currently filtered data set
    • 2nd argument: Row’s index in the data set
    • 3nd argument: Row’s DOM element
    • 4th argument: Row’s data
  • rowdestroy: Called just before removing a physical row element from the table
    • 1st argument: Row’s DOM element
  • addrows: Data rows have been added to the table
    • 1st argument: How many rows
    • 2nd argument: Is this a replace? In other word, were the old rows removed?
  • addcolumn: A column was added
    • 1st argument: The column’s name
  • removecolumn: A column was removed
    • 1st argument: The column’s name
  • movecolumn: A column was moved
    • 1st argument: The column’s name
    • 2nd argument: From index
    • 3nd argument: To index
  • showcolumn: A column was shown
    • 1st argument: The column’s name
  • hidecolumn: A column was hidden
    • 1st argument: The column’s name
  • columnwidth: A column was resized
    • 1st argument: The column’s name
    • 2nd argument: Old width
    • 3nd argument: New width
  • filter: A filter was applied
    • 1st argument: The options passed to the filter method
  • filterclear: A filter was cleared
  • sort: The data was sorted
    • 1st argument: Array of sort constructs [{ "column": "column's name", "descending": true/false }, ...]
    • 2nd argument: Boolean that determines whether this is a direct sort or indirect (sort() vs resort(), addRows(), etc.). If false, this is an indirect sort.
  • headercontextmenu: A context menu should be shown for a header cell
    • 1st argument: The column’s name
    • 2nd argument: pageX of the pointer event
    • 3rd argument: pageY of the pointer event
    • 4th argument: the bounds of the header cell on the page {"left": offset().left, "top": offset().top, "width": outerWidth(), "height": outerHeight()}
  • Member functions:
  • on(eventName, {Function?} callback): Adds an event listener
  • once(eventName, {Function?} callback): Adds a one-shot event listener
  • off(eventName, {Function?} callback): Removes an event listener
  • render(): Renders the view. Should be called after adding to the DOM, and when the viewport has changed and the table has no knowledge of it.
  • clearAndRender({Boolean} render = true): Forces a full render of the table
  • setColumns({COLUMN_OPTIONS[]} columns, {Boolean} render = true) {DGTable}: Sets the table columns
  • addColumn({COLUMN_OPTIONS} columnData, {String|Number} before = -1, {Boolean} render = true) {DGTable}: Add a column to the table
    • columnData: Column properties. Same manner as in the columns options when initializing the DGTable
    • before: Column name or order to be inserted before.
    • returns Self, to allow for call chaining.
  • removeColumn({String} column, {Boolean} render = true) {DGTable}: Remove a column from the table
    • column: Column name
    • returns Self, to allow for call chaining.
  • setFilter({Function(row: Object, args: Object): Boolean} filterFunc) {DGTable}: Sets a new filtering function, set null for default.
    • filterFunc: The filtering function receives a row and an options object, and returns true for any row that passes the filter.
    • returns Self, to allow for call chaining.
  • setCellFormatter({Function(value: *, columnName: String, row: Object):String|null} formatter) {DGTable}: Sets a new cell formatter.
    • formatter: The cell formatter. Should return an HTML.
    • returns Self, to allow for call chaining.
  • setHeaderCellFormatter({Function(label: String, columnName: String):String|null} formatter) {DGTable}: Sets a new header cell formatter.
    • formatter: The cell formatter. Should return an HTML.
    • returns Self, to allow for call chaining.
  • filter({Object} args) {DGTable}: Filter the visible rows in the table
    • args: Options to pass to the filtering function
    • returns Self, to allow for call chaining.
  • filter({{column: String, keyword: String, caseSensitive: Boolean}} args) {DGTable}: Syntax for default filtering function.
    • args.column: Name of the column to filter on
    • args.keyword: Tests the specified column if contains this keyword
    • args.caseSensitive: Use caseSensitive filtering
    • returns Self, to allow for call chaining.
  • clearFilter() {DGTable}: Clears the current filter
    • returns Self, to allow for call chaining.
  • setColumnLabel({String} column, {String} label) {DGTable}: Set a new label to a column
    • column: Name of the column
    • label: New label for the column
    • returns Self, to allow for call chaining.
  • moveColumn({String|Number} src, {String|Number} dest, visibleOnly = true) {DGTable}: Move a column to a new position
    • src: Name or position of the column to be moved
    • dest: Name of the column currently in the desired position, or the position itself
    • visibleOnly: Should consider only visible columns and visible-relative indexes
    • returns Self, to allow for call chaining.
  • sort({String?} column, {Boolean?} descending, {Boolean=false} add) {DGTable}: Sort the table. This does not render automatically, so you may need to call render() too.
    • src: Name of the column to sort on
    • descending: Sort in descending order (if not specified, defaults to false or reverses current descending mode if sorting by same column)
    • add: Should this sort be on top of the existing sort? (For multiple column sort)
    • returns Self, to allow for call chaining.
  • resort() {DGTable}: Re-sort the table using current sort specifiers. This does not render automatically, so you may need to call render() too.
    • returns Self, to allow for call chaining.
  • setColumnVisible({String} column, {Boolean} visible) {DGTable}: Show or hide a column
    • column: Unique column name
    • visible: New visibility mode for the column
    • returns Self, to allow for call chaining.
  • isColumnVisible({String} column, {Boolean} visible) {Boolean}: Get the visibility mode of a column
    • returns True if visible
  • setMinColumnWidth({Number} minColumnWidth) {DGTable}: Globally set the minimum column width
    • minColumnWidth: Minimum column width
    • returns Self, to allow for call chaining.
  • getMinColumnWidth() {Number}: Get the current minimum column width
    • returns Minimum column width
  • setSortableColumns({Number} sortableColumns) {DGTable}: Set the limit on concurrent columns sortedh
    • sortableColumns: Minimum column width
    • returns Self, to allow for call chaining.
  • getSortableColumns() {Number}: Get the limit on concurrent columns sorted
    • returns How many sortable columns are allowed?
  • getHeaderRowElement() {Element}: Get the DOM element of the header row
    • returns a DOM element
  • setMovableColumns({Boolean} movableColumns) {DGTable}: Undocumented yet
  • getMovableColumns() {Boolean}: Undocumented yet
  • setResizableColumns({Boolean} resizableColumns) {DGTable}: Undocumented yet
  • getResizableColumns() {Boolean}: Undocumented yet
  • setComparatorCallback({Function(String,Boolean)Function(a,b)Boolean} comparatorCallback) {DGTable}: Undocumented yet
  • setColumnWidth({String} column, {Number|String} width) {DGTable}: Undocumented yet
  • getColumnWidth({String} column) {String|null}: Undocumented yet
  • getColumnConfig({String} column name) {SERIALIZED_COLUMN}: Undocumented yet
  • getColumnsConfig() {Object}: Undocumented yet
  • getSortedColumns() {Array.<SERIALIZED_COLUMN_SORT>}: Undocumented yet
  • getHtmlForRowCell(row: Number, columnName: String) {String}: Returns the HTML for specified cell in a row.
    • row: Index of row
    • columnName: Name of cell
    • returns HTML for cell. By default cell content is not HTML encoded, you should encode appropriately in your cellFormatter.
  • getHtmlForRowDataCell(rowData: Object, columnName: String) {string|null}: Returns the HTML string for a specific cell. Can be used externally for special cases (i.e. when setting a fresh HTML in the cell preview through the callback).
    • rowData: Actual row data
    • columnName: Name of column
    • returns string for the specified cell
  • getDataForRow(row: Number): Object: Gets the row data for a specific row
    • returns row data of the row at physical index row
  • getRowCount(): Number: Gets the number of rows
    • returns the number of rows
  • getIndexForRow(row: Object): Number: Finds the index of the specified row
    • returns the index of the specified row
  • getFilteredRowCount(): Number: Gets the number of filtered rows
    • returns the number of rows in the filtered set (defaults to full row count if no filtering is active)
  • getIndexForFilteredRow(row: Object): Number: Finds the index of the specified row within the filtered results
    • returns the index of the specified row
  • getDataForFilteredRow(row: Number): Object: Undocumented yet
  • getRowElement(physicalRowIndex: Number): Element: Returns the element of the specified row
  • getRowYPos(physicalRowIndex: Number): Number?: Returns the Y pos of the specified row
  • tableWidthChanged() {DGTable}: Undocumented yet
  • tableHeightChanged() {DGTable}: Undocumented yet
  • addRows({Object[]} data, {Number} at = -1, {Boolean} resort = false, {Boolean} render = true) {DGTable}: Adds the specified rows at the specified position, and optionally resorts the data
  • removeRow({Number} physicalRowIndex, {Boolean} render = true) {DGTable}: Removes one row at the specified position
  • removeRows({Number} physicalRowIndex, {Number} count, {Boolean} render = true) {DGTable}: Removes rows at the specified position
  • refreshRow({Number} physicalRowIndex) {DGTable}: Refreshes the row specified
    • returns Self
  • refreshAllVirtualRows() {DGTable}: Refreshes all virtual rows
    • returns Self
  • setRows(data: Object[], resort: Boolean=false) {DGTable}: Rests the table rows to the provided array of rows.
    • data: New rows for the table
    • resort: Should re-sort the table?
    • returns Self, to allow for call chaining.
  • getUrlForElementContent({string} id) {string?}: Undocumented yet
  • isWorkerSupported() {Boolean}: Undocumented yet
  • createWebWorker({string} url) {Worker?}: Undocumented yet
  • unbindWebWorker({Worker} worker) {DGTable}: Undocumented yet
  • hideCellPreview() {DGTable}: Hide any cell preview showing currently, or prevent showing a cell preview from within the cellpreview event.
  • close(): Destroy the table and free all of its memory.

License

All the code here is under MIT license. Which means you could do virtually anything with the code.
I will appreciate it very much if you keep an attribution where appropriate.

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2013 Daniel Cohen Gindi ([email protected])

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