Any ideas on whether filters should be on the left or right of a table? What about search?
They both narrow down the contents of what's in the table.
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I'd put them at the right if you must choose. Unless you really need to filter your data to make sense of it, I'd tuck it out of the left-gutter view most people scan with.
I've also has some really interesting usability sessions that suggest filters/search are confusing for non-techy people whom may rather just scroll. This all depends on the size of your list and target audience, but I highly suggest testing your design against users.
Another thought is to de-emphasize the sort/filters/search until needed and then perhaps on hover making them more prominent.