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Tabulizer has gone beyond the creation of beautiful tables and graphs as it provides all the functionality to read data from various sources (typed plain text, Excel and CSV files, Web/HTML pages, RSS Feeds, Database Queries/Tables) and present them in various formats (tables, graphs, galleries, event calendars, etc).

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The resulting tables or graphs can be either static that can be edited using the standard Joomla editor or dynamic i.e. linked to an external data source that when gets updated the associated table/graph gets updated as well. What makes Tabulizer really unique is its versatility and extensibility. Instead of having a fixed set of styling presets, it uses the concept of rules where each rule corresponds to a different feature. By combining multiple rules you can have an unlimited number of end results. These rules do not affect only styling aspects, but they can transform and format the table elements in many ways (e.g. calculations, replacements, text formats, row/column insertion and removal, etc).
This, along with the use of user friendly wizards, makes the creation of really advanced tables and graphs a process of few clicks.

Here is a summary of features that are available in the latest version:

  • Unlimited Templates. This is what really separates Tabulizer from other solutions which come with a limited fixed set of table templates and tuning parameters. With Tabulizer every styling option of transformation rule can be applied individually on the table elements (row, column, cell) that you specify. Not only that, but you can apply these rules easily using Tabulizer's backend panel or the online Table Creation Wizard.

  • Table editing. Tables created with Tabulizer are regular tables, meaning that you edit them like regular tables. When editing the table you can use a plain text editor or work with the grid editor for a spreadsheet like experience. This of course does not apply to dynamic tables that are created on the fly.

  • Dynamic table creation. Apart from the static tables in which you convert your input data into a regular HTML table, you may choose to create a dynamic table in which the table changes every time the data source that is linked to is modified. A data source can be:

    • An external file (Excel, CSV, HTML, XML, text)
    • A database query (which can a database table or something more complicated). The database can be the internal site db, or an external one.
    • A Joomla article/Wordpress post (so many people can add/modify data on the same table)
    • A webpage (so you can extract data from a specific table from another website!)
    • An RSS feed (RSS 2.0 or Atom)
    • A JSON feed There is also a cache mechanism to improve performance.
  • Import data directly from an Excel file. Import text, hyperlinks and images from any Excel file (*.xls and *.xlsx). You can also to choose to keep colors.
  • Re-Tabulize an existing table. You can reTabulize an existing table if you want to beautify it by applying a new ruleset, or because you want to add new data.
  • Table to Graph conversion. You can convert a regular HTML table into an interactive graph! Using the online graph creation wizard you can create your own graph template (or preset, with your graph preferences) and use it in your website to convert your existing or new tables into super cool graphs. Check out the graph creation wizardto get an idea of what you can do.

  • Download and Email table data as file Sometimes you want site users and visitors to be able to download the table data as a file (CSV, Excel format). Tabulizer can do that with a single extra rule.

  • Download and Email graph image as file Likewise, you can allow site users and visitors to be able to download the produced graph image as a file (png, gif, jpg format). Tabulizer can do that with a single extra rule.
  • Responsive design. As the number of small devices (iPad, smart phones, etc) is increasing lately, so the need for a "responsive design", i.e. a web design in which the visual aspects of the web page "respond" to the device screen size. The responsiveness therefore is a design principle, not a concrete implementation. Tabulizer offers you the six more popular responsive design patterns to choose from. Make your HTML table or the produced graph responsive with a few clicks!
  • Table sorting. Sort your table and let the user change the order (ascending/descending) and the sorting key column by clicking on the appropriate table header.
  • Table search filter . Add a search filter so when a user types in a text value, only those table rows that contain this value will be displayed. The filtering can be done for the whole table, or have one filter per column (for the columns you choose). When you enable the column filtering, you can optionally specify the desired search method that can be (a) numeric range (b) exact match (c) starts with match (d) smart match (default)
  • Table pagination. Add page numbers and/or arrows to your large table and let the user walk through your large table. The pagination mechanism is implemented on the client side (with Javascript).
  • Table splitting. Break your large table into smaller tables by setting the size of the maximum number of rows. There are other parameters, like if you want to add an index for all sub-tables, if you want the tables to be on the same page or separate pages, if you want to add a show/hide effect and so on.
  • Horizontal and vertical scrolls. Another option for large tables is that you can add horizontal and vertical scrollbars that will appear if the width/height of the table is too big. In the vertical scrolling the top header stays fixed, so only the rows below are getting scrolled. Same with horizontal scrolling, you may choose to keep the left column fixed and scroll the rest of the columns.
  • Table prepend and append. Add some HTML code before of after the table. You can also combine it with the range value, so it appears only on certain cases (like, when the table contains a certain value, the number of rows/columns is within a specific range, etc)
  • Data calculation. You can do many arithmetic or statistical operations, like add, remove, min, max, median, average. Not only that, but you can add your own custom operations (if you can write a simple PHP function). With a use of ranges and element sections you can also specify the exact range of the input arguments for your calculation functions.
  • Data modification. If you want to modify the table in a way that is not possible using any other rule, you can specify a custom modification function that will have a chance to modify the input table before any other processing takes place.
  • Data replacements. Find one value and replace it with another. One cool application of this feature is to replace words with images (for instance, the word Completed with an OK image)
  • Data formatting. Change the format of you table data, depending on their types. Convert lowercase to uppercase, change the data format, the numeric format or the currency format.
  • Cell merging. Set the autospan property if you want to merge automatically empty cells on sepcific row/column. Very useful for the header row(s) and column(s).
  • Range and Element Sections Tabulizer version 4.x brings a very powerful table selection mechanism. When you define a rule you need to specify which table elements will be affected by this rule. Now you can united/exclude/filter multiple selections and extreme power and elegance. This is one of the great improvements in version 4.0.
  • Rule Priority. All selected features correspond to a rule. Sometimes the order of execution may give a different result, and you can control it with the rule priority
  • Data source merging. Create a table from various sources of the same source (e.g. an Excel file) or different sources (e.g. an Excel file, a database query and another web page).
  • Data source publishing. Become a data publisher and let other sites consumed and display the published tables with their own styling preferences!
  • Data source searching. Search the dynamically created data table using the standard search box [joomla only].
  • WCAG 2.0 compliance. New parameters and rules so your can build an HTML table in accordance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
  • Data source and ruleset archive export. Export data sources and rulesets with just one click for super easy migration to other sites or platforms.
  • Ruleset copy. Make a copy of an existing ruleset with a simple click. Save time when you want to make a variation of a ruleset, without starting from scratch.
  • Improved security. Only certain user groups that you specify can use Tabulizer and its tools.
  • User preferences . If you are using the same ruleset again and again you can set it the default one. You can also set the default column separator and text enclosure.


Does what I want and is clearly capable of lots more

Ease of use

Somewhat difficult to get my head round it at first but once you understand the extension it is easy to use


Great support. Helpful, speedy responses to help desk tickets.


Good online videos and hints. A downloadable extensive PDF manual.

Value for money


I used this to: Displaying spreadsheets with pagination, filters and sorting.


a right fit for my need

Ease of use

it's easy to user and the tech support helped me a lot



Value for money


Amazingly good!

Posted on 22 May 2015

Highly flexible. Well thought component.

Ease of use

Warning. It may look intimidating, But that's the beauty of it because it has many options.


5-star support from Dimitrios. Whatever 'hardships' I threw at him, he has a solution to everything. I am still exploring further challenges


Quite a lot, but not everything is inside, otherwise there will be thousands of pages to read. Just ask Dimitrios if you are stuck.

Value for money

Certainly. The more pages you require to use Tabulizer, the more value for money!


Wow...this extension solves so many issues, especially on smartphones. It makes things very easy and consistent.

Ease of use

Cut & Paste works flawlessly. Easy to manipulate, colorize, change width after as well.


This is how they set themselves apart. They not only care that the extension works great, they care that it works with OTHER extensions too!


Found everything i need very easily, including several different, free patterns.

Value for money

For the amount of time, effort, and thinking that went into this, Tabulizer is a steal. That is the beauty of open source.

I used this to: Rates tables on multiple sites. I keep the left column stationary on mobile devices with the 'scrolling responsive pattern. If you can't find the pattern you need, create a ticket and they truly care to help you succeed. This is one of my favorite extensions!


The range of graphing and tabulating options is impressive particularly as it supports a wide variety of data sources.

Ease of use

The wizards available on the tabulizer website make this product very easy to use for the newbie.


The support is excellent. I am a newbie & probably more demanding than others. Comprehensive answers were always provided in a timely manner


The software is well documented with a comprehensive pdf manual. However the wizards mean that the manually is not routinely required.

Value for money

This represents excellent value for money as I don't believe any other product offers its capabilities and quality of support.

I used this to: Tabulating and graphing data sourced from a MySQL database.

I had to give these guys especially Dimitrios a 12 out of 10 I am not a programmer and needed help and he was so willing to help and with the smallest things. For other people it could sound crazy but the explanations were on the dot. If I had to give negative feedback it will be that maybe the video on YouTube can be updated.

Thanks Guys Well done

I had some difficulties managing some big tables with to many columns and then found tabulizer which was just the perfect solution.

I needed something of tabulizer that was out of box and the support was fantastic.

Dimitrios was very patient with me and worked with me for about 3-4 weeks to develop a custom ruleset to suit my needs.

Amazing product and very much recommended for anyone using tables for there website!

It was a blessing finding this extension. And it was even more a blessing that the team supported me quickly in my every need.

Now, with this extension, my client can simply update spreadsheets and load them to the server (through me maybe) and then tabulizer puts the data/info on the site in the neat and attractive format specified by my tabulizer ruleset definitions.

With some excellent support and updates to the plugin and the online database wizard from the developer we were able to visualise our database (that had over 10,000 entries) in the way that we wanted.

Pros: Support was excellent

Cons: It's a shame the online wizard only allows you to create tables for as long as your subscription lasts.

If I could give 10 stars I would. I've been working with Joomla for a long time now and had a lot of component but this have a 10 stars service! Quick and professional !

I use this component in 3 different parts of my website and it is easy to use and perfect. I had some troubles and Dimitrios fixed them in a record time! Even we are not in the same time zone ! I can sleep and I know that when I wake up I will have an answer!

Thanks a million for this wonderful component !


Dimitrios Mourloukos
Last updated:
Jan 20 2015
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
GPLv2 or later
Paid download
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