Items in DataView can contain plain text or any custom HTML that you define in your templates (such as links, images, etc.). dhtmlxDataView supports all needed operations with items/objects:
There is no limit to the number of objects you can put into the DataView. Smart rendering, paging, and dynamic loading functionality allow you to display hundreds or thousands of objects without loss of performance. For easy of use, smart-rendering mode is enabled by default in the components and will effectively handle lots of items loaded into the DataView.
Standard Edition - Available for free download to use under GNU General Public License. Buy a Commercial or Enterprise License to use the component in a non-GPL application/site and get official support.
Open Source - GPL - Allows the use of dhtmlxDataView Standard Edition in GPL-licensed projects for free.
Commercial License - Allows you to use the component in one project (application) with an unlimited number of copies. With this license, you receive 1 month of technical support (or 5 support requests within 12 months) and one major update. This license costs $149.
Enterprise License - Allows you to use the component in an unlimited number of projects on the condition that all of them are developed by one company. Free support/upgrades are provided for the first 12 months. This license costs $399.
When buying dhtmlxSuite Commercial or Enterprise license, you get dhtmlxDataView license for free, in addition to other DHTMLX components. See the details here.