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DataTables Column Filter in Header

To add column filter in DataTable you can go through my previous blog here. Now, we will move a step further and move column filter from footer to header.

Why do we need column filter in header?

If there are 50 to 100 records in a table then every time user needs to scroll down the page to use column filter. To make this more user friendly we can move column filter from footer to header.

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DataTables Column Filter

DataTable is a jQuery plugin with advanced interaction controls to any HTML table. It is a highly flexible tool which provides pagination, multi-column ordering and instant search.

The DataTable search filter works for an entire table. But if you wish to add search filter for a particular column, then it’s also possible with a small tweak. Let’s take a look on adding column filter.

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