Table Sorting

This eaxmple shows how to set order on columns of DataTables

employeeNumber firstName lastName jobTitle extension
1002 Diane Murphy President x5800
1056 Mary Patterson VP Sales x4611
1076 Jeff Firrelli VP Marketing x9273
1088 William Patterson Sales Manager (APAC) x4871
1102 Gerard Bondur Sale Manager (EMEA) x5408
1143 Anthony Bow Sales Manager (NA) x5428
1165 Leslie Jennings Sales Rep x3291
1166 Leslie Thompson Sales Rep x4065
1188 Julie Firrelli Sales Rep x2173
1216 Steve Patterson Sales Rep x4334
1286 Foon Yue Tseng Sales Rep x2248
1323 George Vanauf Sales Rep x4102
1337 Loui Bondur Sales Rep x6493
1370 Gerard Hernandez Sales Rep x2028
1401 Pamela Castillo Sales Rep x2759
1501 Larry Bott Sales Rep x2311
1504 Barry Jones Sales Rep x102
1611 Andy Fixter Sales Rep x101
1612 Peter Marsh Sales Rep x102
1619 Tom King Sales Rep x103
1621 Mami Nishi Sales Rep x101
1625 Yoshimi Kato Sales Rep x102
1702 Martin Gerard Sales Rep x2312

By default, the sorting feature is enable on the DataTables which allows users to click on table header to sort table by that column. In this example, we would like to show how to preset the order of table on page load. Specifically, the above table is sorted by the firstName column which is at second position:

require_once "MyReport.php";

$report = new MyReport;
//Step 1: Load KoolReport
require_once "../../../load.koolreport.php";

//Step 2: Creating Report class
class MyReport extends \koolreport\KoolReport
    function settings()
        return array(

    protected function setup()
        ->query("SELECT employeeNumber, firstName,lastName,jobTitle, extension from employees")

    use \koolreport\datagrid\DataTables;
<div class="report-content">
    <div class="text-center">
        <h1>Table Sorting</h1>
        <p class="lead">
        This eaxmple shows how to set order on columns of DataTables

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