Ascending/descending values (prices)

Ascending/descending values (prices)

mike1985mike1985 Posts: 6Questions: 0Answers: 0
edited April 2011 in TableTools
Hi there,

I'm building a table, but when I fill in values like:

€15,-
€21,-
€170,-
€600,-
€65,-

the ascending/descending function gives this order:
€15,-
€170,-
€21,-
€600,-
€65,-

It looks like the function looks at the first numbers and not at the total value.

Does someone know a solution for this??

Replies

  • mstrandmstrand Posts: 24Questions: 0Answers: 0
    The currency sorting plug-in should help -

    http://www.datatables.net/plug-ins/sorting

    Matthew
  • mike1985mike1985 Posts: 6Questions: 0Answers: 0
    Thanks! I had some trouble searching the right terms...

    Can someone tell me how to install a plugin like this? I'm using the WP-Table-Reload plugin for Wordpress, is that a problem?
  • mike1985mike1985 Posts: 6Questions: 0Answers: 0
    Anybody please??
  • allanallan Posts: 54,880Questions: 1Answers: 8,601 Site admin
    Documentation: http://datatables.net/plug-ins/sorting#how_to_type
    Example: http://datatables.net/examples/plug-ins/sorting_sType.html

    Exactly how this fits in with WordPress, I'm not sure though - not something I've used before...

    Allan
  • mike1985mike1985 Posts: 6Questions: 0Answers: 0
    Yeah, I figured that out, but the question remains:

    How can I implement a plugin in a Wordpress-plugin?

    I hope that someone can help!

    Thanks
  • allanallan Posts: 54,880Questions: 1Answers: 8,601 Site admin
    It might be best to ask that in a WordPress forum. There might be folks hanging around here who can help, but I'm afraid I can't myself.

    Allan
  • sharatakasharataka Posts: 4Questions: 0Answers: 0
    edited May 2011
    Hi,

    Can you tell me how you solved the problem? I am having the same issue (but not trying to integrate with Wordpress) with percentages. How were you able to solve the problem? I tried following the link but its still not working.

    Sharat

    [code]




    jQuery.fn.dataTableExt.oSort['percent-asc'] = function(a,b) {
    var x = (a == "-") ? 0 : a.replace( /%/, "" );
    var y = (b == "-") ? 0 : b.replace( /%/, "" );
    x = parseFloat( x );
    y = parseFloat( y );
    return ((x < y) ? -1 : ((x > y) ? 1 : 0));
    };

    jQuery.fn.dataTableExt.oSort['percent-desc'] = function(a,b) {
    var x = (a == "-") ? 0 : a.replace( /%/, "" );
    var y = (b == "-") ? 0 : b.replace( /%/, "" );
    x = parseFloat( x );
    y = parseFloat( y );
    return ((x < y) ? 1 : ((x > y) ? -1 : 0));
    };

    $(document).ready(function() {
    $('#example').dataTable( {
    "aoColumns": [
    null,
    null,
    null,
    { "sType": "percent" },
    null
    ]
    } );
    } );


    [/code]
  • allanallan Posts: 54,880Questions: 1Answers: 8,601 Site admin
    The basic idea that you've got there looks absolutely correct, assuming you have five columns and the fourth one is the one you want to have the custom sorting on. Could you give us a link to the page which is having the problem please?

    Thanks,
    Allan
  • sharatakasharataka Posts: 4Questions: 0Answers: 0
    Hi Allan,

    Thanks for getting back to me. The url is http://www.my5or5.com/haha.php. It's the column labeled PJ.

    Sharat
  • allanallan Posts: 54,880Questions: 1Answers: 8,601 Site admin
    Thanks for the link. The problem is that the sort function you have above is removing the % symbol, but it's not stripping out the HTML in your cells. So you need to do both so that it will only have the number information left and sort on that:

    [code]
    jQuery.fn.dataTableExt.oSort['percent-asc'] = function(a,b) {
    var x = (a == "-") ? 0 : a.replace( /<.*?>/g, "" ).replace( "%", "" );
    var y = (b == "-") ? 0 : b.replace( /<.*?>/g, "" ).replace( "%", "" );
    x = parseFloat( x );
    y = parseFloat( y );
    return ((x < y) ? -1 : ((x > y) ? 1 : 0));
    };

    jQuery.fn.dataTableExt.oSort['percent-desc'] = function(a,b) {
    var x = (a == "-") ? 0 : a.replace( /<.*?>/g, "" ).replace( "%", "" );
    var y = (b == "-") ? 0 : b.replace( /<.*?>/g, "" ).replace( "%", "" );
    x = parseFloat( x );
    y = parseFloat( y );
    return ((x < y) ? 1 : ((x > y) ? -1 : 0));
    };
    [/code]
    That should do it.

    Allan
  • sharatakasharataka Posts: 4Questions: 0Answers: 0
    Awesome! Thanks, Allan!

    Was also wondering if you could help me with another question I have. Where do I find the code for the search text and textbox? I ctrl-f the source code and couldn't find it.
  • allanallan Posts: 54,880Questions: 1Answers: 8,601 Site admin
    You mean you want to change the string "Search:"? That can be done like this: http://datatables.net/usage/i18n#oLanguage.sSearch

    Allan
  • sharatakasharataka Posts: 4Questions: 0Answers: 0
    I'm interested in changing the text from "Search" to something else, changing the formatting, and also changing the look of the textbox (add some css to it, center it, etc). I can't seem to find where the html for the textbox is.

    Sharat
  • allanallan Posts: 54,880Questions: 1Answers: 8,601 Site admin
    The text can be changed using the property I linked to ( http://datatables.net/usage/i18n#oLanguage.sSearch ). And the styling can be done using CSS selectors: div.dataTables_filter {} and div.dataTables_filter input {} are the two selectors you'd be interested in.

    Allan
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