Back in February, 2017 I wrote about unofficial row grouping plug-in for jQuery DataTables, see jQuery DataTables: Row grouping and checkboxes.
However there is also official extension for row grouping – RowGroup. It works differently than unofficial plug-in and adds a separate parent row for a group of child rows.
I added example demonstrating how to group rows in a table powered by jQuery DataTables plug-in and display checkboxes using Checkboxes plug-in, see RowGroup page for more details.
jQuery DataTables plug-in has lots of useful extensions that let you add extra functionality. Select extension is probably one of the most popular ones providing item selection capabilities. Usually it is used to select table rows or cells but it is capable of column selection as well.
Past version of jQuery DataTables had column reordering plug-in ColReorderWithResize that also provided the ability to resize columns by clicking and dragging the point between two columns. However this plug-in was not compatible with the latest version of jQuery DataTables.
Luckily Jeff Walter updated ColReorderWithResize to make column reordering and resizing work with jQuery DataTables 1.10 and released it under MIT license.