Percentage

Sort numeric data with a postfixed percentage symbol

  • Author: Jonathan Romley
  • Deprecated: This plug-in has been deprecated and replaced with other functionality. Please see the detailed description below for more information.

Sort numeric data which has a percent sign with it.

DataTables 1.10+ has percentage data type detection and sorting abilities built-in. As such this plug-in is marked as deprecated, but might be useful when working with old versions of DataTables.

Plug-in code

jQuery.extend( jQuery.fn.dataTableExt.oSort, {
    "percent-pre": function ( a ) {
        var x = (a == "-") ? 0 : a.replace( /%/, "" );
        return parseFloat( x );
    },

    "percent-asc": function ( a, b ) {
        return ((a < b) ? -1 : ((a > b) ? 1 : 0));
    },

    "percent-desc": function ( a, b ) {
        return ((a < b) ? 1 : ((a > b) ? -1 : 0));
    }
} );

CDN

This plug-in is available on the DataTables CDN:

JS

Note that if you are using multiple plug-ins, it is beneficial in terms of performance to combine the plug-ins into a single file and host it on your own server, rather than making multiple requests to the DataTables CDN.

Version control

If you have any ideas for how this plug-in can be improved, or spot anything that is in error, it is available on GitHub and pull requests are very welcome!

Example

$('#example').dataTable( {
     columnDefs: [
       { type: 'percent', targets: 0 }
     ]
  } );