Data renderer's can be used to transform data from a feed from one format into another. This can be useful if you want to customise the data the user sees - for example showing an ISO8601 date from a feed as a localised data format.
DataTables has two built in renderers (
text), which can be expended upon through the plug-ins below. More can also be created as required - please see this blog post for a full description on creating your own plug-ins.
As an example the code below makes use of the ellipsis plug-in saved into a file:
|datetime||Convert date / time source data into one suitable for display|
|ellipsis||Restrict output data to a particular length, showing anything|
|percentageBars||Display percentage value as a bar|