table

The table directive is supplied by the table plugin.

This directive can build HTML tables from data in CSV (comma-separated values) or DSV (delimiter-separated values) format.

examples

[[!table  data="""
Customer |Amount
Fulanito |134,34
Menganito|234,56
Menganito|234,56
"""]]

[[!table  class="book_record" format=csv file="data/books/record1"]]

In this second example the record1 page should be similar to:

"Title","Perl Best Practices"
"Author","Damian Conway"
"Publisher","O’Reilly"

To make a cell span multiple columns, follow it with one or more empty cells. For example:

[[!table  data="""
left||right|
a|b|c|d
this cell spans **4** columns|||
"""]]

usage

  • data - Values for the table.
  • file - A file in the wiki containing the data.
  • format - The format of the data, either “csv”, “dsv”, or “auto” (the default).
  • delimiter - The character used to separate fields. By default, DSV format uses a pipe (|), and CSV uses a comma (,).
  • class - A CSS class for the table html element.
  • header - By default, or if set to “row”, the first data line is used as the table header. Set it to “no” to make a table without a header, or “column” to make the first column be the header.

For tab-delimited tables (often obtained by copying and pasting from HTML or a spreadsheet), delimiter must be set to a literal tab character. These are difficult to type in most web browsers - copying and pasting one from the table data is likely to be the easiest way.

Note that the contents of table cells can contain arbitrary ikiwiki and markdown markup.