Currently Handsontable PRO has column level filters available, however there does not seem to be a global filter/search option that filters the data by every column of every record instead of targeting a specific column.
Are there any plans of implementing such a feature into the library or is this something that should be developed on a “as needed” basis?
Here is an old example of this type of global filter in a previous version of HOT http://my-waking-dream.blogspot.com/2013/12/live-search-filter-for-jquery.html
While it is not difficult to develop this feature using the search plugin and using loadData(), a nuisance that is encountered includes persisting the data. (Keeping all of the data in sync with any changes made to the filter result)
Such a feature could serve very useful for anyone who is using Handsontable with thousands of records that could be altered based upon a specific criteria.