Sort based on case of data, In ascending order capitals are prioritised over lower case.

This plug in will sort data taking into account upper and lower case. In ascending order it will prioritise upper case letters, before continuing to the lower case letters.


This plug-in can be obtained and used in multiple different ways.


This plug-in is available on the DataTables CDN:


The plug-in will then automatically register itself against a global DataTables instance. This file can also be used if you are using an AMD loader such as Require.js.

Note that if you are using multiple plug-ins, it can be 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.


The plug-ins are all available on NPM (which can also be used with Yarn or any other Javascript package manager) as part of the package. To use this plug-in, first install the plug-ins package:

npm install

ES modules

Then, if you are using ES modules, import, any other DataTables extensions you need, and the plug-in:

import DataTable from '';
import '';


If you are using a CommonJS loader for Node (e.g. with older versions of Webpack, or non-module Node code) use the following method to require the plug-in:

var $ = require('jquery');
var DataTable = require('');


//This example shows how to invoke the case-sensitive plugin on the first column.
//It will sort the data in alphabetical order Prioritising the capital letters to take
//a form similar to [A,B,C,D,...,a,b,c,d,...] for ascending order.
 var table = $('#example').DataTable({
    columnDefs: [
          {type: "case-sensitive", targets:0}

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!