jQuery DataTables AlphabetSearch

AlphabetSearch is a feature plug-in for the jQuery DataTables library that provides A-Z alphabetical search feature.



In order to start using the plug-in, you need to include two extra files shown below in addition to jQuery DataTables files.

<link type="text/css" href="//gyrocode.github.io/jquery-datatables-alphabetSearch/1.2.4/css/dataTables.alphabetSearch.css" rel="stylesheet" />
<script type="text/javascript" src="//gyrocode.github.io/jquery-datatables-alphabetSearch/1.2.4/js/dataTables.alphabetSearch.min.js"></script>

In your jQuery DataTables initialization code add dom option and include letter A among other characters. Also define alphabetSearch.column option and specify zero-based index of the column to use for alphabetical search.

For example:

var table = $('#example').DataTable({
   dom: 'Alfrtip',
   alphabetSearch: {
      column: 0


See Examples page for a full list of additional examples demonstrating how jQuery DataTables AlphabetSearch plug-in can be used.


See Reference page for a list of options and API methods available when working with jQuery DataTables AlphabetSearch plug-in.


Michael Ryvkin,


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