Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Sorting, Paging and Filter grid using AngularJS

In my previous tutorial I had discuss and explain about crud (create, read, update and delete) using mvc web api, angularjs  and bootstrap css.

Now I am going to explain that how can we achieve paging, sorting and filter in grid by using ng-table api of angularjs. In this article we will replace some code with previous tutorial so please download the code of previous article or you can follow the previous article in order to achieve.

Functionality we will achieve after doing this article:

1)      Paging.

2)      Sorting.

3)      Filtering.

Let’s start step by step so that we can achieve our objective at the end of this article. After completing this demo our application should look like this:

1)      Include this package in your existing application:

a)      ngTable

 It supports sorting, filtering and pagination. Header row with titles and filters automatic generated on compilation step.

2)      Add the highlighted reference in your Index.cshtml file. This will add the reference of ngTable api of angularjs in our application. After adding this only we can use its sorting, paging and filter features.



    Layout = null;



<!DOCTYPE html>


<html ng-app="EmpApp">


    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width" />


    <link href="@Url.Content("~/Content/bootstrap.min.css")" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

    <link href="@Url.Content("~/Content/ng-table.css")" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

    <script src="@Url.Content("~/Scripts/angular.min.js")" type="text/javascript"></script>

    <script src="@Url.Content("~/Scripts/angular-route.js")" type="text/javascript"></script>

    <script src="@Url.Content("~/Scripts/ng-table.min.js")" type="text/javascript"></script>

    <script src="@Url.Content("~/Scripts/app/app.js")" type="text/javascript"></script>

    <script src="@Url.Content("~/Scripts/app/controller.js")" type="text/javascript"></script>



    <div class="main container" ng-view>






3)      In list.html, replace the code with the following. I highlighted some of the changes part so it will be easy for us identity the code of functionalities given by this tutorial.


    <a href="#/create" class="btn">Create</a>


<div class="row">

    <div class="col-lg-offset-8 col-lg-4">

        <input type="text" class="form-control" placeholder="Search for..." ng-model="search" />



<hr />

<div class="table-responsive">

    <p class="text-right">

        <strong>Page:</strong> {{tableParams.page()}}, <strong>Count per page:</strong>


    <table class="table table-striped table-bordered" ng-table="tableParams" template-pagination="custom/pager">

        <tr ng-repeat="item in $data | filter:search">

            <td data-title="'Employee Id'" sortable="'EmployeeId'">

                {{ item.EmployeeId }}


            <td data-title="'First Name'" sortable="'FirstName'">

                {{ item.FirstName }}


            <td data-title="'Last Name'" sortable="'LastName'">

                {{ item.LastName }}


            <td data-title="'Description'">

                {{ item.Description }}


            <td data-title="'Salary'" sortable="'Salary'">

                {{ item.Salary | number: 2 }}


            <td data-title="'Country'" sortable="'Country'">

                {{ item.Country }}


            <td data-title="'State'" sortable="'State'">

                {{ item.State }}


            <td data-title="'Date of Birth'" sortable="'DateofBirth'">

                {{ item.DateofBirth | date }}


            <td data-title="'Is Active'">

                <span class="label" ng-class="{true:'label-success', false:'label-danger', '':'hidden'}[item.IsActive]">

                    {{ item.IsActive ? 'Active' : 'In Active' }}</span>



                <a href="#/edit/{{item.EmployeeId}}" class="glyphicon glyphicon-edit"></a>



                <a href="#/delete/{{item.EmployeeId}}" class="glyphicon glyphicon-trash"></a>




    <script type="text/ng-template" id="custom/pager">

        <ul class="pager ng-cloak">

          <li ng-repeat="page in pages"

                ng-class="{'disabled': !page.active, 'previous': page.type == 'prev', 'next': page.type == 'next'}"

                ng-show="page.type == 'prev' || page.type == 'next'" ng-switch="page.type">

            <a ng-switch-when="prev" ng-click="params.page(page.number)" href="">&laquo; Previous</a>

            <a ng-switch-when="next" ng-click="params.page(page.number)" href="">Next &raquo;</a>



            <div class="btn-group">

                <button type="button" ng-class="{'active':params.count() == 5}" ng-click="params.count(5)" class="btn btn-default">5</button>

                <button type="button" ng-class="{'active':params.count() == 10}" ng-click="params.count(10)" class="btn btn-default">10</button>

                <button type="button" ng-class="{'active':params.count() == 20}" ng-click="params.count(20)" class="btn btn-default">20</button>

                <button type="button" ng-class="{'active':params.count() == 50}" ng-click="params.count(50)" class="btn btn-default">50</button>








4)      In controller.js, only replace declaration section of EmpControllers and ListController definition.

var EmpControllers = angular.module("EmpControllers", ['ngTable']);


// this controller call the api method and display the list of employees

// in list.html

EmpControllers.controller("ListController", ['$scope', '$http', '$filter', 'ngTableParams',

    function ($scope, $http, $filter, ngTableParams) {


       $scope.headers = [

          { column: "FirstName" },

          { column: "LastName" }



        $http.get('/api/employee').success(function (data) {


            $scope.tableParams = new ngTableParams({

                page: 1,              // show first page

                count: 5,             // count per page

                sorting: {

                    EmployeeId: 'asc' // initial sorting


            }, {

                total: data.length,

                getData: function($defer, params) {


                    var orderedData = params.sorting() ?

                                $filter('orderBy')(data, params.orderBy()) :



                    $defer.resolve(orderedData.slice((params.page() - 1) * params.count(), params.page() * params.count()));







Thanks for reading this article. I hope this will help you. If having any suggestion and feedback please provide by using comment box.


Umashankar Pardhi said...

I want full code of this functionality

Rohit Kesharwani said...


You can download from a link given below:

salah Rzzaz said...

how to make search in whole data not in current page

Umashankar Pardhi said...

@salah Rzzaz Use ngTable module of angular js . For searching, filtering.

Please refer http://ng-table.com/#/

salah Rzzaz said...

how to make a pagination as number like (1 - 2 - 3 -4)

Sai Santosh said...

We always follow information and instructions from your website and also from online Angularjs training center which lead to success. Thanks a lot for genuine information sharing.

Sridhar said...

Are we not going to do anything on server side for pagination?

Rohit Kesharwani said...

Hi Sridhar,

We can implement server side pagination also. If you like to enhance you can implement.

Rajesh Bansiwal said...

Sir need of database script file also to understant with debug mode, please provile database script also asap...