Implement custom multicolumn server-side filtering in jQuery dataTables

In my previous article, I have explained jQuery Datatable server-side pagination and sorting. In this example, We will implement custom multicolumn server-side filtering in jQuery dataTables.


By default jQuery Datatable provides a global search box for filter records and that is applied on the whole table. But here in this example I will show how we can remove the default search box and add our own custom search area with input fields(input, select etc) for implement custom multicolumn server-side filtering in jQuery dataTables. In this way, we can also place our search fields anywhere in our page with no restriction like jQuery DataTables default search box.

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Implement custom multicolumn server-side filtering in jQuery dataTables
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<html>
<head>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width" />
    <title>@ViewBag.Title</title>
    @Styles.Render("~/Content/css")
    @Scripts.Render("~/bundles/modernizr")
</head>
<body>
    @RenderBody()

    @Scripts.Render("~/bundles/jquery")
    @RenderSection("scripts", required: false)
</body>
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