How to sort HTML Table Columns in ascending and descending by JQuery and JAVA Script and show sorting image

Below example is for sorting HTML table on ascending and descending order after click on header name. Based on sorting will display ascending and descending images.

Source Code

Copy your ascending and descending images on images folder and change path according to you project configuration.

Sort Table

var order;
function sortTable(col)
	//get list of all rows of table content except header
	var rows=$('#employeeTbl tbody tr').get();

	var A= $(a).children('td').eq(col).text().toUpperCase();
	var B= $(b).children('td').eq(col).text().toUpperCase();
	//sort in ascending order
	return (A <b> B) ? 1 : 0);
	//sort in descnding order
	return (B <a> A) ? 1 : 0);
	//iterate each row of table for changing order
	$.each(rows, function(index, row) {
//Change image for column sorting
function changeSortHeaderImage(col)

	var imgArr= document.getElementById("employeeTbl").getElementsByTagName('input');
    var altAtr;
    for (i = 0; i &lt; imgArr.length; i++) {


              if(i==col &amp;&amp; &quot;asc&quot; == altAtr)
                    imgArr[i].setAttribute(&quot;src&quot;, &quot;images/desc.png&quot;);
                    imgArr[i].setAttribute(&quot;alt&quot;, &quot;desc&quot;);
           else if (i==col &amp;&amp; (&quot;nosort&quot; == altAtr ||  &quot;desc&quot; == altAtr))
                 imgArr[i].setAttribute(&quot;src&quot;, &quot;images/asc.png&quot;);
                 imgArr[i].setAttribute(&quot;alt&quot;, &quot;asc&quot;);
                 imgArr[i].setAttribute(&quot;src&quot;, &quot;images/nosort.png&quot;);
                 imgArr[i].setAttribute(&quot;alt&quot;, &quot;nosort&quot;);

<table id="employeeTbl">
<td>Saurabh Gupta</td>
<td>Sr Lead</td>
<td>Gaurav Gupta</td>
<td>Software Engineer</td>
<td>Ranjith Kumar</td>
<td>Sakshi Mehta</td>
<td>Arun Roi</td>
<td>Nitin Verma</td>

Initial Table Without Soring

HTML Table Sort column by Jquery Intial

Initial Employee Detail Table Without Sorting

Sort in Ascending Order for Column Designation

HTML Table Sort columns by Jquery Ascending

Employee Table  with Ascending Order soring for column  Designation

Sort in Descending Order for column Designation

HTML Table Sort columns by Jquery descending

Employee Table  with Desscending Order soring for column  Designation


In above example. I try to cover below topics.

  • How to create HTML Table with column header and rows column content.
  • Apply JQuery and Java Script for sorting ascending and descending order on click each columns.
  • On click Change columns header sorting images by Java Script.
  • How to apply CSS on table column headers and background image.

About Saurabh Gupta

My Name is Saurabh Gupta, I have approx. 10 Year of experience in Information Technology World manly in Java/J2EE. During this time I have worked with multiple organization with different client, so many technology, frameworks etc.
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