The style of the pagination options that DataTables presents to the end-user can greatly effect the look and feel of your table, as well as, of course, the interaction behaviour. DataTables has four built in paging control types (
pagingType), and through the pagination plug-ins below you can add additional options.
To use a pagination plug-in you must include the pagination plug-in code from the plug-ins available below, after you load the DataTables library, but before you initialise the DataTable. When initialising the DataTable, you must also tell it to make use of this plug-in, rather than using the default, by setting the
pagingType to the value required by the plug-in.
As an example the code below makes use of the scrolling pagination plug-in saved into a file:
|ellipses||Show ellipses in the pagination control where there is a gap in numbers|
|extjs||Pagination in the styling of ExtJS|
|four_button||Display forward, back, first and last buttons.|
|full_numbers_no_ellipses||Same pagination as 'full_numbers' but without ellipses|
|input||Shows an input element into which the user can type a page number|
|scrolling||Show page changes as a redraw of the table, scrolling records.|
|select||Show a `dt-tag select` list of pages the user can pick from.|
|simple_numbers_no_ellipses||Same pagination as 'simple_numbers' but without ellipses|