Making a High-Level Overview of DataGrid Sorting

As we have seen in the DataGrid examples throughout the last few hours, the DataGrid displays data from a database table in a two-dimensional grid format, using an HTML <table> tag. The purpose of a DataGrid is to display data, ideally in a form that is easy for the user to utilize. But what makes data easily utilizable by the user? It depends largely on what information the user wants to extract from the data.

For example, imagine that you want to find the least expensive book on home improvements available on Amazon.com. Going to Amazon.com, you could run a search on “home improvements,” which may return hundreds of books. Finding the least expensive of these hundreds of books would be quite ...

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