Creating and editing rules using a plain text editor.

Tabulizer is using plain text files to store all the ruleset information. What this means is that using a plain text editor you could add new rulesets and rules, remove or modify existing ones. This method is recommended only to power users as editing ruleset files directly, without the safety net of the online wizard or the backend environment makes it easy to break everything.

RSS Feeds with URL parameters

In another article we explained how Tabulizer can be used as a powerful RSS feed reader. In this article we will show how to use user parameters, for the purpose of customizing the RSS feed URL. As a result, with a single data source we will be able to read multiple feeds that vary only in a few parameters. The ideal example for that is the RSS feed from weather.com which gives localized weather information.

Column filtering options, tips and tricks

Sometimes you want to filter specific columns, not just the whole table. This is called column filtering and in this tutorial we present the various options you have and some useful tricks you can use for fine tuning. When you define a column filter you specify either explicitly or implicitly the following parameters:

  1. Column ID
  2. Control Type
  3. Search Method

Let's see them one by one.

Available options for responsive patterns

Some of the available responsive patterns have options for fine tuning the responsive behavior of your table. Since responsive design is a principle rather a distinct implementation it's always good to bear in mind that a pattern that looks really good in one case may not be appropriate in another. That's why Tabulizer brings you the top best responsive designs to choose from!

How to resolve typical dataTable warnings

Sometimes if you create a table with dynamic features, such as search/filtering, pagination and sorting you may get the following javascript error:

DataTables warning (table id = 'tab_82GIgA72AZ'): Cannot reinitialise DataTable.
To retrieve the DataTables object for this table, pass no arguments or see the docs for bRetrieve and bDestroy