jQuery Techniques in Manipulating Data

By Sam Deering

jQuery’s one remarkable advantage is its data manipulation. Any type of data that needed to be controlled would have a function in jQuery. And what really matters is, jQuery is totally free so the developers are able to use them with ease and of course without any charges.

But manipulating data in jQuery is not that easy to configure. You need to be careful on interacting with JavaScript and some of the programming tools that are essential to achieve the expected output. It’s not based on JavaScript and jQuery alone. Other languages such as HTML and CSS are also required for data to work properly in the application.

Data Manipulation Requirements

Before you proceed to the execution of coding for data manipulation, there are two tags that are needed in order to work things out.

//this tag is added inside header of the data to identify it properly.

//this function is added inside the body of data.

However, these functions are completely optional, it could be more important if a developer wants to provide interaction with the data.

Stripe Lines Implementation

A very well known form of data table present in many JavaScript and Ajax applications is the striped data format. This is often used by the developers so the users can read the table data easily.

CSS is required to set up striped data tables before jQuery could be applied. The data can be loaded by jQuery but in terms of borders and designs, CSS is in charge. jQuery could also be used to put borders but we would want to enlighten interactions by using CSS.

The Hover Effects

Hover effects are impressive and cool. This function would highlight the specific data where mouse is currently hovering.

To apply this function at an optimized state, developers should have CSS background effects prepared. With the use of CSS, developers can specify which color background to be used when mouse hovers over the data.

jQuery complements the colors that’s added by CSS by applying a very useful hover() function. To use this function, developers must add two arguments in the following order: the functions to be used when the mouse hovers and the function to be applied after the hover.

jQuery Data Filtration

This is actually a very tricky jQuery data manipulation. It still uses CSS and jQuery with additional of some of the functions.

To use data filtering properly, there are three functions that are applied: search(), text() and filter(). Their use and functions are pretty obvious. If you manage to combine these functions with those tags, you should be able to apply these functions. The text() function is used to specify the format of the data needed to be searched and filtered.

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