jQuery DataTables: Alphabetical Search

See example below for demonstration.

For more examples and documentation please visit dedicated jQuery DataTables AlphabetSearch page.


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  1. can you pleasgive me some hint on how to modify it, to do it myself cos it’s essential for me?
    For example which function to edit?
    Thank you

  2. Dear Michael,
    my alphabet search on a datatable was working perfectly, but all of a sudden it stopped working and a JS error pops up:
    api.alphabetSearch is undefined
    When i remove alphabet search for this table , DataTables start working again fine.
    Do you have any idea of what started going wrong?
    See for yourself : http://os135.it.auth.gr/new_site/?page_id=922
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Toze! I looked at your site but I don’t see a page with data that this plug-in can handle. What page do you want to have this plug-in on and what information are you going to display?

  3. I didnt insert it cause I dont know where to start 🙂

    Normal there is a part of the code that goes before ]]></b:skin>

    Sometimes other code goes after <head>

    And then there is other code that user insert on page blogspot.

    Please help.


  4. Michael thanks for replying.

    1 – In my blog I have a lot of posts with song lyrics.

    2 – I would like to have a Page with this menu. Showing one of categories ” Lyrics”. So you can navegate trought diferent posts to get access to all song lyrics.

    3- I dont know how to insert this script on Blospot sites.  My blog template is “Emporio – Porcelan” 

    Thanks for help.

  5. Hello Michael, 

    Thanks for the resource. I have a question, was there a way to start the alphabetical search with A instead of all by default? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. 

    Thank you, 


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