Here we will discuss some of the most used JS data table libraries/grid and resource that developers may find useful and they could easily add grid functionality to tables, various functions like custom sorting, paging and advanced filtering on a huge data set.
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Datatables is a plugin used to provide extra functionality for your tables like filtering, sorting, pagination and custom theming. It offers detailed documentation so you can handle look, feel, and work of your table. Wide range of features and customization makes it lovable among developers community. Another aspect of Datatable is that it offers a premium support via their forum that you get access to by purchasing one of their licenses. It offers some notable features like- column sorting, searching a string, individual column filtering, AJAX, export buttons, custom filtering, pagination, server-side processing, column reorder, and responsive extension.
4. Ngx Table-
It is an angular component to present large and complex data. It was built for modern browsers using TypeScript, CSS3, and HTML5 and Angular 8.0.0. This is a sister project of angular-data-table designed for Angular 1.x. Ngx table handles large data sets. It has some notable features like- column reordering & resizing, horizontal & vertical scrolling, expressive header and cell templates, client/server-side pagination & sorting, material theme, and no external dependencies, row detail view.
Ag-grid supports real-time updates and can handle hundreds of updates per second. It comes with two versions: Enterprise version and community version. Community version is covered by MIT license and includes basic features. Enterprise license with all available features ahs three options- Single application developer, multiple application developer and deployment license. Basic version comes with features like cell editing, aligned grids, CSV export, pagination, internationalization, real time updating data, column pinning, column moving, column groups, column resizing etc.
7. Bootstrap Table-
It is a feature-rich and lightweight table plugin that provides all the features needed to perform minimal development time. This plugin is maintained by thousands of contributors. Because of the large community and active contributors it provides great support for its users. It has amazing features like- responsive web design, scrollable table with fixed headers, powerful pagination and localization, simple column sorting with a click, get data in JSON format using AJAX etc.
Vuetable is a Vue.js component that will automatically request (JSON) data from the server and display it in an HTML table with swappable/extensible pagination sub-component. One can add buttons to each row and hook an event to it. It can work with data from API endpoint or existing data array/object. Some of the notable features of vuetable are – define fields to map JSON data structure for display, customize field data display with formatter if required, optional detail row to display additional data for each row, advanced field customization can be done via scoped slot and also field component.
10. React Virtualized-
It is heavily optimized for performance when the dataset is huge. React-virtualized is not exactly a table library, it is react component to efficiently render large lists and tabular data. You can go with it when you want to manage a large set of data. It has a great support with detailed documentation and great active community.