jQuery live Filter

This awesome snippet allows you to live filter / search using jQuery only. No plugin required.

It needs:

  1. An input text.
  2. Formated information using html tags such as: TR, LI and similar.

Feel free to customize the fadeOut() effect or add your own modifications to fit your needs.


jQuery snippet


// Retrieve the input field text and reset the count to zero
var filter = $(this).val(), count = 0;

// Loop through the comment list
$("#my_table tr").each(function(){

// If the list item does not contain the text phrase fade it out
if ($(this).text().search(new RegExp(filter, "i")) < 0 && $(this).attr('class') != "header") { $(this).fadeOut(); // Show the list item if the phrase matches and increase the count by 1 } else { $(this).show(); count++; } }); // Update the count var numberItems = count; $("#filter-count").text(" Claves = "+count); }); });

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