Live Searching & Filtering For Large Data Sets With jQuery Quick Search Plugin

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Live Searching & Filtering For Large Data Sets With jQuery Quick Search Plugin

Quick Search is an useful and high-performance jQuery plugin for live searching/filtering large data sets from data tables, lists, JSON data, etc.


  • Search tables on rows or <th> elements only.
  • Search html lists with javascript.
  • Search data from a external file (such as JSON data) with ajax.
  • Lots of options to customize.
  • Callback events supported.

See also:

Basic Usage:

1. Load the jQuery javascript library and jQuery Quick Search plugin in your document.

<script src=""></script>
<script src="src/jquery.quicksearch.js"></script>

2. Create an input filed that accepts the search keywords or filter characters.

<input type="text" name="search" value="" id="demo" placeholder="Search" autofocus />

3. Create a data table or html lists you want to search/filter.

<table id="table_example">

<th width="30%">Email</th>
<th width="10%">Id</th>
<th width="10%">Phone</th>
<th width="10%">Total</th>
<th width="10%">Ip</th>
<th width="10%">Url</th>
<th width="10%">Time</th>
<th width="10%">ISO Date</th>
<th width="10%">UK Date</th>


<th>[email protected]</th>




4. Call the plugin and you're done.

$(function () {
$('input#demo').quicksearch('table tbody tr');								

5. All the default options.

$('input#demo').quicksearch('table tbody tr', {

  // Delay of trigger in milliseconds
  delay: 100, 

  // A query selector on sibling elements to test
  selector: null, 

  // An array of class names to go on each row
  stripeRows: null, 

  // A query selector to find a loading element
  loader: null, 

  // case sensitive?
  caseSensitive: false,

  // A query selector to show if there's no results for the search
  noResults: '', 

  // The amounts of matched results
  matchedResultsCount: 0,

  // Event that the trigger is tied to.
  bind: 'keyup search', 

  // Event that the reset event is tied to
  resetBind: 'reset',

  // Search on specific keycode
  keyCode : false,

  // Remove diacritics from the search input. 
  removeDiacritics: false, 

  // Establish a minimum length that the search value must have in order to perform the search.
  minValLength: 0,  

  // Function to call before trigger is called
  onBefore: $.noop, 

  // Function to call after trigger is called
  onAfter: $.noop, 

  // Function to call when the value does not exceeds the minValLength option.
  onValTooSmall: $.noop, 

  // Function to call when no results are found. 
  onNoResultFound: null,

  // Function that will add styles to matched elements
  show: function () {

  // Function that will add styles to unmatched elements
  hide: function () {

  // Function that transforms text from input_selector into query used by 'testQuery' function
  prepareQuery: function (val) {
    return val.toLowerCase().split(' ');

  // Function that tells if a given item should be hidden
  testQuery: function (query, txt, _row) {
    for (var i = 0; i < query.length; i += 1) {
      if (txt.indexOf(query[i]) === -1) {
        return false;
    return true;

Change logs:

v2.4.0 (2017-08-16)

  • Add option to search on specific keycode

v2.3.2 (2017-07-25)

  • Replace this with window or global

v2.3.1 (2016-10-13)

v2.3.0 (2016-07-28)

  • Add 'caseSensitive' option

v2.2.3 (2016-05-25)

  • fix: noResults element not shown on page-load

v2.2.2 (2016-02-10)

  • fix function name


  • update.

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by DeuxHuitHuit. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.