External custom filtering for advanced users

Tabulizer offers lots of options when it comes to filtering table data. But what if you want to build your own filtering box that sits outside of the table? This article discusses a method to filter the table data using your own customized filtering process. The filters can be anywhere on the page, while the filtering logic is up to you how to implement it.

Refreshing the data source cache via a cron job

Data sources link data tables inserted into your Joomla/Wordpress site with their source (e.g. an Excel file). One way to improve the loading time of the resulting table is to enable the data source cache. Using this option, once the cache is populated with the source data, all subsequent requests for data will be served from the cache, instead of the actual source.