Dynamic Scrollable Sortable Table In jQuery - tableScroller

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Dynamic Scrollable Sortable Table In jQuery - tableScroller

tableScroller is a tiny jQuery table generator plugin that dynamically generates a responsive, sortable and scrollable HTML table from an array of JS objects or JSON data.

It provides a simple and user-friendly solution to represent large tabular data on the web.

How to use it:

1. Download and place the JavaScript library tableScroller.js after loading jQuery.

<script src="/path/to/cdn/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="/path/to/local/tableScroller.js"></script>

2. Define your tabular data in a JavaScript array as follows:

let myData =  [
      "id": 1,
      "firstname": "Mark",
      "lastname": "Otto",
      "id": 2,
      "firstname": "Jacob",
      "lastname": "Thornton"
      "id": 3,
      "firstname": "Larry",
      "lastname": "the Bird"
    // more tabular data here

3. Insert the table header and an empty tbody to your HTML table.

  • data-prop: key prop
  • data-way: sort data in either ascending or descending order
<table id="tableScroller">
      <th data-prop="id" data-way="up">Id</th>
      <th data-prop="firstname" data-way="up">First name</th>
      <th data-prop="lastname" data-way="up">Last name</th>

4. Populate the tbody with your data and specify the max height of the HTML table. That's it.

let myTable = $("#tableScroller").tableScroller("init",{
    "data": data,
    "options": {
      "tbodyHeight": "250px"

5. Customize the sort indicator displayed in the th cells.

table th{
  user-select: none;

table th[data-way]:after{
  content: "\f0dc";
  font-family: 'Font Awesome 5 Free';

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