I am seeking your advice on the programming language for such an action. i prefer a web table capable of sorting by size, length and so on, therefore built-in function for sorting is appreciated.
Down below are a couple of nice PHP functions that may be of use. I’ve taken them from my CMS at work and munged them a little to make them independent of it. I’ve not tested these munged ones, so they may need a little adjusting.
Below the PHP code are some instructions on how they should be used.
|‘ . $S[$i] . ‘ ‘ . $S[$i+1] . ‘||‘ . $S[$i] . ‘|
To create the table you posted, you would do this:
$c = ‘My Caption’;
insert_datatable($d, $h, $o, $c);
As you can see, the first argument for the insert_datatable() function is a pipe-seperated table of data. The second argument is a PHP array of headings. The third argument is an array of “options” (explained later). The last argument is a caption for the table. The first two arguments are required. The last two are optional. (But if you include a caption, you must also include the options array!)
The options are set like this:
1, ‘option2’=>1, ‘option3’=>1);
so that the “=>1” means “switch this option on”.
What options can be used? “web:X” means that column number X is a web link. “email:X” means that column X is an e-mail address. “join:X:Y” means that columns X and Y should be joined (useful if X is a person’s first name and Y is their surname!). Column numbers start from 0, not 1.
That’s about it!