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dhtmlxGrid Creates Beautiful DHTML Tables Using Ajax

dhtmlxGrid is an open source (GPL) “spreadsheet” using Ajax to create DHTML tables that look amazing and function beautifully. dhtmlxGrid can bind data from many different types of data sources, including XML, CSV, JavaScript arrays, and HTML Tables. Large datasets are no problem either. The data is called using Ajax to load only the data that is visible. This allows for very large datasets (50,000+ records) to be loaded easily without slowing the page load time. The grid is available for IE 5.0 and above, Firefox 0.9 and and above, Safari 2.0 and above, and Opera 9.0 and above. DHTMLX boasts many big name customers including FedEx, HP, Oracle, IBM, Texas Instruments, and many more.

The best way to see why dhtmlxGrid is so great is to see it, so here is an example.

Now that you have seen it, you may be wondering what some of the specifics are. I have listed many of the great features here, but there are a lot more so be sure to check out their website for all of the features.


  • Easy installation and usage
  • Smart Rendersing (Loading large datasets)
  • Search, filter, sort, and group
  • Drag-and-Drop
  • Load data from multiple sources
  • Edit cells within the grid
  • Math formulas in cells
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Skinning through CSS
  • Multiline headers and footers

Some features are not available in the open source version and requires buying the professional edition. You can download your copy of dhtmlxGrid 1.6 and view the documentation from DHTMLX’s website.

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