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Sortable tables have the ability to sort table rows based on the values inside a specific column. This is done through class="sortable".

Note that sortable tables use JavaScript for sorting, and does not currently work on the mobile skin.

Creating a sortable tableEdit

Making a table sortable is easy since all that is required is appending the "sortable" class. However, certain situations - such as sorting with numbers or using a table footer - may require extra input, as detailed further down the page.

{| class="article-table sortable"
! First Name
! Last Name
! Favorite Color
|-
| Ben
| Benny
| Brown
|-
| John
| Smith
| Green
|-
| Smith
| John
| Maroon
|}

This results in:

First Name Last Name Favorite Color
Ben Benny Brown
John Smith Green
Smith John Maroon

Clicking the arrows will let you sort the column alphabetically / numerically. If you want to sort by multiple columns, hold down Shift when you sort your second column.

Advanced sortingEdit

data-sort-typeEdit

By default, columns are sorted in ASCII order. This isn't a problem in most cases, but can be quite problematic when sorting numbers, as 10, 20, 100 will be sorted as 10, 100, 20 (since it sorts it by the first "letter" first, rather than numerically). This can be fixed using the "data-sort-type" attribute on column row headers.

data-sort-type="..." can contain multiple different values, but the most common ones are:

  • text
  • number - Expects a numerical value, points, commas, spaces, "+", or "-".
  • currency - Expects a number with $, £, €, or ¥ in front (ex: $100, ¥10000)
  • date

Note that if each cell in the column does not have a value of the correct type, there is a chance sorting for the whole column will go back to default.

Example:

{| class="article-table sortable"
! Default
! data-sort-type="number" | Number
! data-sort-type="currency" | Currency
|-
| !@#$%
| 10
| $23
|-
| 10000
| 20
| ¥54
|-
| Apple
| 100
| £345
|-
| Banana
| 200
| €999
|}

This results in:

Default Number Currency
 !@#$% 10 $23
10000 20 ¥54
Apple 100 £345
Banana 200 €999

data-sort-valueEdit

Sometimes what you want to show in a column doesn't correspond to what order you would like it sorted by. In cases such as these data-sort-value="..." is used.

Example 1:

{| class="article-table sortable"
! Console
! Color
! Stock
|-
| Dreamcast
| White
| data-sort-value="5" | Five
|-
| iPad
| White
| data-sort-value="0" | Zero
|-
| Xbox
| Green
| data-sort-value="8" | Eight
|}

This results in:

Console Color Stock
Dreamcast White Five
iPad White Zero
Xbox Green Eight

Example 2:

{| class="article-table sortable" style="width: 500px;"
! data-sort-type="text" scope="col" |Fruit
! data-sort-type="currency" scope="col" |Average cost ($USD)
! data-sort-type="number" scope="col" style="width:100px" |Trade value in apples
! data-sort-type="number" scope="col" style="width:100px" |Trade value in lemons
|-
|data-sort-value="Pineapple"| [[file:pineappleexample.png|30px]]<br />Pineapple
|$3.00
|data-sort-value="15"|[[file:appleexample.png|20px]][[file:appleexample.png|20px]][[file:appleexample.png|20px]][[file:appleexample.png|20px]][[file:appleexample.png|20px]][[file:appleexample.png|20px]][[file:appleexample.png|20px]][[file:appleexample.png|20px]][[file:appleexample.png|20px]][[file:appleexample.png|20px]][[file:appleexample.png|20px]][[file:appleexample.png|20px]][[file:appleexample.png|20px]][[file:appleexample.png|20px]][[file:appleexample.png|20px]]
|data-sort-value="7.5"|[[file:lemonexample.png|20px]][[file:lemonexample.png|20px]][[file:lemonexample.png|20px]][[file:lemonexample.png|20px]][[file:lemonexample.png|20px]][[file:lemonexample.png|20px]][[file:lemonexample.png|20px]][[file:halflemonexample.png|10px]]
|-
|data-sort-value="Apple"| [[file:appleexample.png|30px]]<br />Apple
|$0.20
|data-sort-value="1"|N/A
|data-sort-value="0.5"|[[file:halflemonexample.png|10px]]
|-
|data-sort-value="Lemon"| [[file:lemonexample.png|30px]]<br />Lemon
|$0.40
|data-sort-value="2"|[[file:appleexample.png|20px]][[file:appleexample.png|20px]]
|data-sort-value="1"|N/A
|-
|data-sort-value="Coconut"| [[file:coconutexample.png|30px]]<br />Coconut
|$1.40
|data-sort-value="7"|[[file:appleexample.png|20px]][[file:appleexample.png|20px]][[file:appleexample.png|20px]][[file:appleexample.png|20px]][[file:appleexample.png|20px]][[file:appleexample.png|20px]][[file:appleexample.png|20px]]
|data-sort-value="3.5"|[[file:lemonexample.png|20px]][[file:lemonexample.png|20px]][[file:lemonexample.png|20px]][[file:halflemonexample.png|10px]]
|}

This results in:

Fruit Average cost ($USD) Trade value in apples Trade value in lemons
Pineappleexample
Pineapple
$3.00 AppleexampleAppleexampleAppleexampleAppleexampleAppleexampleAppleexampleAppleexampleAppleexampleAppleexampleAppleexampleAppleexampleAppleexampleAppleexampleAppleexampleAppleexample LemonexampleLemonexampleLemonexampleLemonexampleLemonexampleLemonexampleLemonexampleHalflemonexample
Appleexample
Apple
$0.20 N/A Halflemonexample
Lemonexample
Lemon
$0.40 AppleexampleAppleexample N/A
Coconutexample
Coconut
$1.40 AppleexampleAppleexampleAppleexampleAppleexampleAppleexampleAppleexampleAppleexample LemonexampleLemonexampleLemonexampleHalflemonexample

Date sortingEdit

{| class="wikitable sortable"
|-
! data-sort-type="date" | Day, month, and year
|-
| 21 Dec 1905
|-
| 17 Jan 1950
|-
| 14 May 2014
|-
| 8 Aug 1966
|}

This results in:

Day, month, and year
21 Dec 1905
17 Jan 1950
14 May 2014
8 Aug 1966

Unsortable columnsEdit

If you have a table where you want one of the columns to not be sortable, you can do this by adding the class "unsortable" to its header.

Example:

{| class="article-table sortable"
|-
! Game
! Theme
! class="unsortable" | Rating
|-
| Pocket League Story
| futbol
| ☆☆
|-
| Game Dev Story
| vidya gamez
| ☆☆☆
|-
| Grand Prix Story
| cars
| ☆
|}

This results in:

Game Theme Rating
Pocket League Story futbol ☆☆
Game Dev Story vidya gamez ☆☆☆
Grand Prix Story cars

Table footerEdit

If you don't wish for a row at the bottom of a table to be sorted (such as a "totals" row), this can be accomplished by adding class="sortbottom" to the row.

Example:

{| class="article-table sortable"
! Name
! Sex
! Age
|-
| Amanda
| Female
| 12
|-
| Bill
| Male
| 23
|-
| Cathryn
| Male
| 34
|- class="sortbottom"
! colspan="2" | Average
| 23
|}

This results in:

Name Sex Age
Amanda Female 12
Bill Male 23
Cathryn Male 34
Average 23

See alsoEdit

Further help and feedbackEdit

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