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A set of plugins for responsive tables.

Roadmap and Enhancement Queue

This repository is now using lodash style issue management for enhancements. This means enhancement issues will be closed instead of leaving them open.

Stack Mode

The Stack Table stacks the table headers to a two column layout with headers on the left when the viewport width is less than


If you only want to use the Stack Table and don’t want all the extra features below (save yourself some bytes), Tablesaw provides a Stack-Only version.

| Option | Description | | --- | --- | | Opt out of inline labels | To opt-out of inline label creation (the table header cell text that shows at small breakpoints) on a per-table basis, use

; on a per-row basis, use
; on a per-cell basis, use 
(added in v3.1.0) | | Hide headers for empty body cells | When the table cell is empty, use

 to hide the header when stacked. |

Column Toggle Mode

The Column Toggle Table allows the user to select which columns they want to be visible.

| Option | Description | | --- | --- | | Add a Mini-Map | The little dots that appear next to the column toggle popup. Use the


The user always has the option to select all columns. If the table gets too wide for the viewport, it can overflow and cause a page-level scrollbar. To combat this issue, we recommend wrapping your table in a

element to restrict scrolling to the table-only. The toggle demo has one such example.
Advanced Option: Prioritize Columns

Table headers must have a data-tablesaw-priority attribute to be eligible to toggle. data-tablesaw-priority is a numeric value from 1 to 6, which determine default breakpoints at which a column will show. The breakpoint defaults are:

<th data-tablesaw-priority="persist"><!-- Not eligible for toggle, always shows --></th>
<th data-tablesaw-priority="0"><!-- Hidden at all breakpoints by default, must be toggled back on manually --></th>
<th data-tablesaw-priority="1"><!-- Shows at (min-width: 20em) (320px) --></th>
<th data-tablesaw-priority="2"><!-- Shows at (min-width: 30em) (480px) --></th>
<th data-tablesaw-priority="3"><!-- Shows at (min-width: 40em) (640px) --></th>
<th data-tablesaw-priority="4"><!-- Shows at (min-width: 50em) (800px) --></th>
<th data-tablesaw-priority="5"><!-- Shows at (min-width: 60em) (960px) --></th>
<th data-tablesaw-priority="6"><!-- Shows at (min-width: 70em) (1120px) --></th>

Keep in mind that the priorities are not exclusive—multiple columns can reuse the same priority value.

Swipe Mode

Allows the user to use the swipe gesture (or use the left and right buttons) to navigate the columns.

| Options | Description | | --- | --- | | Persist a Column | Columns also respect the

| Add a Mini-Map | The little dots that appear next to the column navigation buttons. Use the 
| | All columns visible class | Tablesaw also exposes a
class that is toggled on when all of the table columns are visible (and off when not). You can use this in CSS to hide the minimap or navigation buttons if needed. | | Disable swipe touch events | Use the
attribute to opt-out of swiping left or right to navigate columns. Users will need to use the provided buttons instead. |
Advanced Option: Configure Swipe Thresholds

Add a TablesawConfig object to your page in a <script> element. It doesn’t matter if it’s declared before or after the Tablesaw JavaScript.

TablesawConfig = {
  swipeHorizontalThreshold: 15,
  swipeVerticalThreshold: 20

Mini Map


to add a series of small dots to show which columns are currently visible and which are hidden. Only available on
tables. Examples available above.

Mode Switcher


The “sortable” option allows the user to sort the table data by clicking on the table headers. Since all the columns may not be visible on smaller breakpoints (or not there at all if using the “stack” table mode), relying solely on the column headers to choose the table sort isn’t practical. To address this, there is an optional

attribute on the table that adds a select menu auto-populated with the names of each column in the table with options for choosing ascending or descending sort direction. Data options on table headers can be used to control which columns are sortable (
) and the default sort order (


to add a select form element to manually choose the sort order.
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Advanced Option: Custom Sort Functions

Tablesaw provides two methods of sorting built-in: string and numeric. To use numeric sort, use the data-tablesaw-sortable-numeric class as shown in the above sorting markup example. Otherwise, tablesaw uses a case insensitive string sort.

All other types of sorting must use a Custom Sort function on the individual columns (working example). In the contrived example below, we want to sort full dates (e.g. 12/02/2014) just on the year.

// Add a data function to the table header cell
$( "th#custom-sort" ).data( "tablesaw-sort", function( ascending ) {
    // return a function
    return function( a, b ) {
        // Ignore rows with data-tablesaw-ignorerow (leave them where they were)
        if( a.ignored || b.ignored ) {
            return 0;

        // use a.cell and b.cell for cell values
        var dateA = a.cell.split( "/" ),
            dateB = b.cell.split( "/" ),
            yearA = parseInt( dateA[ 2 ], 10 ),
            yearB = parseInt( dateB[ 2 ], 10 );

        if( ascending ) {
            return yearA &gt;= yearB ? 1 : -1;
        } else { // descending
            return yearA &lt; yearB ? 1 : -1;

Kitchen ~~Table~~ Sink

All of the above options combined into a single table.

Check All

Added in 3.0.1. Add the

to a checkbox in a
cell to enable that checkbox to toggle the other checkboxes in the same column.

Internationalization i18n

Added in 3.0.2. Use the

global on your page to override internationalization strings. It doesn’t matter if it’s declared before or after the Tablesaw JavaScript library.

Getting Started

Available through npm:

npm install tablesaw

The Full Tablesaw

Tablesaw (no dependencies)
<link rel="stylesheet" href="tablesaw.css">
<script src="tablesaw.js"></script>
<script src="tablesaw-init.js"></script>
or Tablesaw (jQuery Plugin)
<link rel="stylesheet" href="tablesaw.css">
<!-- load your own jQuery -->
<script src="jquery.js"></script>
<script src="tablesaw.jquery.js"></script>
<script src="tablesaw-init.js"></script>

Don’t forget to add your table markup! For a stack table, this is how it’d look:

The demos above include full markup examples for all of the Tablesaw types.

Manual initialization of Tablesaw Components

If you want to initialize your Tablesaw tables manually, don’t include

 in your markup. Instead, you can use 
. This will scan the tree for any Tablesaw tables and initialize them for you.

Tables must be visible for proper initialization.

Tablesaw.init( myElement ); // OR pass an element to only init within a context

Dynamically Loading Tablesaw

For user interfaces that are dynamically built, Tablesaw can be loaded on an as-needed basis.
Here's how you might do this with jQuery:


Following that, tables may be initialized manually as they are created.

Using Stack-Only Tablesaw

As shown above, we provide a Stack-mode-only package of Tablesaw. It’s a barebones version that doesn’t include any of the other features above.

Stack-only Tablesaw (no dependencies)
<link rel="stylesheet" href="tablesaw.css">
<script src="stackonly/tablesaw.stackonly.js"></script>
<script src="tablesaw-init.js"></script>
or just Stack-only Tablesaw (jQuery Plugin)
<link rel="stylesheet" href="tablesaw.css">
<!-- load your own jQuery -->
<script src="jquery.js"></script>
<script src="stackonly/tablesaw.stackonly.jquery.js"></script>
<script src="tablesaw-init.js"></script>

And then:

Using Stack-Only Tablesaw SCSS Mixin

To easily customize the breakpoint at which the stack table switches, use the SCSS mixin. First, include the

file instead of
in your SASS. Then, use a parent selector on your table.

Include the mixin like so:

.my-parent-selector {
  @include tablesaw-stack( 50em );

The argument to

is the breakpoint at which the table will switch from columns to stacked.

Default Styles

Starting with Tablesaw 3.0, the “Bare”, or stripped down style version of Tablesaw has been made the default.

Some of the more intrusive default styles have instead moved to opt-in classes you can add to the

  • tablesaw-row-border
    : Adds a bottom border to each table row.
  • tablesaw-row-zebra
    : Adds a light background color to every other table row.
  • tablesaw-swipe-shadow
    : Adds the light shadow to the right of persistant columns to make them stand out a little more.


  • Simple
    are supported, in part thanks to a lovely PR from @jgibson.

| | Stack | Column Toggle | Swipe | Sortable | | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | |

| Not yet supported (#247) | Supported | Supported | Not yet supported (#268) | |
| Supported | Supported | Supported | Supported |


Browser Support

All major browsers (evergreens are not listed, but supported). Notably this project cuts the mustard for A-grade support with:

  • Internet Explorer 9+
  • Android Browser 2.3+
  • Blackberry OS 6+

Other legacy browsers and Opera Mini receive unenhanced table markup.

Bundler Compatibility

Building the Project Locally


npm install
to install dependencies and then
to build the project files into the

Release Names

Previous versions didn’t have names.

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