what is the best table display? jtable, other jquery plug inns?

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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
That's really a matter of opinion.  In a case like this, you start using something you like, learn the idiosyncrasies and stick with it.  My goto has been datatables https://www.datatables.net/  There is a learning curve, but once you get the hang of it, you can't beat the price.
goodkAuthor Commented:
Does   https://www.datatables.net/  do the following?

1- I could not find some basic function such as showing child tables with the +
2- Additions at the bottom or top of SUMMING values of a column
3- Sizing/ Freezing columns.
4- Searching or forming filtering based on column values
Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
It does all of those but I am not 100% sure about summing.  I have always done that via my server side code.


1) https://www.datatables.net/examples/api/row_details.html

2) Never used this http://www.datatables.net/plug-ins/api/sum%28%29

3) I think this is what you mean https://www.datatables.net/extensions/fixedcolumns/

4) Even their most basic example has a search https://www.datatables.net/examples/basic_init/zero_configuration.html

The key is your table has to be well formed or this will not work.   Also any other javascript/jquery errors will prevent this from working (like any other js/jquery plug in).

By well formed tables, make sure to use thead,th for the table header.  I find the best thing is to pick an example, make it work as is on your server, then add in your own data.  On the main examples page, there is a Datasources area on the top right that explains how to use ajax.

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goodkAuthor Commented:
thank you so much.  I am still looking for some good examples for using it with asp.net.  thanks

I am going to use it.  Please help as I go through the learning curve.  Thanks
Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
Sure, I am not an asp.net dev but this is all client side.  All you really need to do is create a .net page used only as an ajax request, then an html/js page with javascript for the front end  https://www.datatables.net/examples/data_sources/ajax.html

ps you this answer put me at  4,999,037 points. I was so hoping to pull out the fireworks  in reaching 5 mil!
goodkAuthor Commented:
Oh, not sure how to give credit to you for this additional answer
Rainer JeschorCommented:
just to add. I use datatables.net a lot and I really like it.
And if you have questions: you are welcome to open as much questions as possible - just add the JavaScript and jQuery topics and a lot of experts should be able to help out.

One recommendation:
The most important fact to reproduce issues is to have a valid sample. Please use services like jsBin.com or jsFiddle.net to create your current sample with static data (as there is no server side coding there).

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