CakePHP DataTables is a plugin for the 4th version of CakePHP. The plugin was designed for automatize the the implementation of DataTable jQuery library into CakePHP as easy as possible. As the Cake’s old members and users says, Automagic. Here you will find almost everything that you will need to use the plugin.
The CakePHP DataTables cookbook is an editable documentation project based on the CakePHP cookbook to be more intuitive. Notice the pencil icon button fixated against the right wall; it will direct you to the GitHub online editor of the active page, allowing you to contribute any additions, deletions, or corrections to the documentation.
Basically if you understand how CakePHP and DataTables library works and understand the basics concepts of CakePHP DataTables, you will able to use the plugin without large problems. It’s easy! So it’s recommended that you read CakePHP DataTables at a Glance and after this the Installation Guide.
After you’ve finished the Installation Guide, you can learn more about specifics items: