The key difference between jqxGrid and jqxDataTable is that jqxDataTable does not support UI Virtualization which means that the widget is not appropriate for scenarios which require Vertical Scrolling of large data sets. If you need to display a large data set in jqxDataTable, then you will have to enable the Paging functionality. jqxGrid is more advanced widget and as such it comes with some features which are not available in jqxDataTable. Some of these features are: State Maintanance, Virtual Scrolling, Cells Selection, Checkbox Boolean Column, Checkbox Selection, Grouping with Drag & Drop, Cell Editing, Excel-like Filtering, Filter Row, Column Menus, Drag & Drop, Clipboard Operations and Deferred Scrolling.
jqxDataTable has a built-in data binding logic designed to support various data sources and operate with large data sets in Paging mode. The datatable supports several data binding modes optimized for common scenarios:
Our DataTable plug-in provides powerful sorting capabilities like one-click automatic sorting and sorting through API calls. The data table automatically chooses the most appropriate sort comparison. Server Sorting is also a configurable option.
The integrated paging functionality lets the users to use the data table with large data sets separated in multiple
pages for faster loading and easy navigation. Server Paging
is also a configurable option.
jqxDataTable includes an advanced and extensible filtering functionality that allows you to filter by any column for the most common data types. Easy to use APIs allow you to build your own filters and filtering expressions for any data type.
Server Filtering is also a configurable option.
jqxDataTable has a very flexible layout that enables easy nesting of any content, UI
elements and widgets including nested data tables.
Row details are built-in feature of the DataTable. You can change the height of
APIs to expand and collapse the DataTable's row details area.
jqxDataTable supports Excel-like pinned (frozen) columns. The pinned columns are very useful
when working with large tables and it makes it easy to scroll and compare data from
different parts of the table.
Our jQuery DataTable offers a cell formatting feature where you can easily specify a
formatting string for data column. You can format dates, numeric values like decimal
numbers, integer and floating-point numbers, currency and percentage values.
The DataTable programming model is very flexible and extensible. Developers can create custom cell rendering functions and apply them to columns or individual DataTable cells. This feature technically enables rendering of any HTML content in the DataTable cells.
The jQWidgets DataTable plug-in supports localization for multi-language web sites and applications.
All text elements used in the widget can be localized.
jqxDataTable ships with multiple professionally designed themes. Each theme is stored in a separate CSS file and is easy to change. The themes can be switched using a single property of the DataTable widget.