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DisplayTag 1.1 Released!

Read the release notes, change log, migration instructions and download. Don't forget to check out the live demo too. If you're using Maven 2, you simply need to add a new repository:


This release is pretty huge IMO. You can now do external sorting and paging, which should eliminate any performance concerns with using this library. Another nice feature is portlet support. Nice work Fabrizio!

Update: This release is now at ibiblio, so you don't need to add the custom repository to your pom.xml anymore.

Posted in Java at Feb 12 2006, 12:26:15 PM MST 10 Comments

Why didn't they just relese to ibiblio? Adding a repo is a PITA!

Posted by Jeff Genender on February 12, 2006 at 04:09 PM MST #

Probably b/c it's a helluva lot faster than waiting for an upload request to process. ;-)

Posted by Matt Raible on February 12, 2006 at 04:46 PM MST #

Very nice indeed! Is it possible to give different custom names to your export files if you are using these lists on different pages? It should be nice if someone took the effort to provide a set of stylesheets.

Posted by -FoX- on February 13, 2006 at 04:22 AM MST #

Strange, but I cannot download it from sourceforge. Somehow the download counter at sf shows 0. So I guess it is not only me. I Get: "You are requesting file: /displaytag/ There was a problem downloading the file from Please try a different mirror." Is it DisplayTag or SourceForge?

Posted by Karsten Voges on February 13, 2006 at 11:35 AM MST #

I use multi-row headers a lot and was disappointed 1.1 did not address it

Posted by Aravind on February 13, 2006 at 11:51 AM MST #

Some of the things that made us move away from displayTag was the sorting of date and number columns which seem to be handled by comparaters and then we have the ability to search (filter) a column. We really like the displayTag look but at the moment we are using eXtremeComponent'ss eXtremeTable but are not real jazzed with the look.

Maybe we could get search or filter a column ability in the next release.

Posted by Gary Woodbridge on February 14, 2006 at 09:29 AM MST #

Use displaytag with ajax:displayTag. AJAX eliminates rendering of entire page making pagination and sorting almost magic.

Posted by Chris Wall on February 14, 2006 at 08:03 PM MST #

It's on ibiblio now so there's no need to define the repository any more.

Posted by Srgjan Srepfler on February 17, 2006 at 05:05 PM MST #

I read about a tag proposed called subRow, that you commented on Matt. It would provide the exact functionality I require however it appears to have disappeared off the radar. This usually means that there is an alternative method of providing the same functionality, i.e. multiple rows and colspan attributes in the table. I'm new to all this and have struggled to find any helpful information. The 'examples' with displaytag seem to ignore this requirement which I presume would be reasonably general (i.e. dispense with sorting all columns to be able to display what would traditionally be restricted to a column in a row. Any help would be appreciated.

Posted by Luke McLean on August 30, 2006 at 03:26 PM MDT #

Hello, I have a link in the table. How do i highlight the selected link?

Posted by Nids on July 11, 2007 at 03:00 PM MDT #

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