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How to insert a table

Edit source

The wikitext language has some marks provided to create tables. Row and column tables with text or data can be incorporated into the wiki.

To insert a table you can click the 'Table' button on the edit toolbar that appears when you click edit on a page.


This is the initial text (code) by default:

code result
{| class="wikitable"
!header 1
!header 2
!header 3
|row 1, cell 1
|row 1, cell 2
|row 1, cell 3
|row 2, cell 1
|row 2, cell 2
|row 2, cell 3
header 1 header 2 header 3
row 1, cell 1 row 1, cell 2 row 1, cell 3
row 2, cell 1 row 2, cell 2 row 2, cell 3

Visual editor

Editing existing tables

This is a guide on how to create or edit tables using the visual editor.

1) To edit an existing table, simply double click on a cell.

2) If you want to format a cell, just click once to select it. You also have the option to designate it as a 'Header cell' by clicking Content cell


3) You can also give any type of format to the text by clicking on the following:


4) To merge cells, simply select the ones you want to merge and the dialog box will appear. Click on Merge.


Adding tables

1) To add a table, go to the toolbar, click on Insert and then "Tables".


After selecting how many columns and rows you want, it will be inserted in the place you have chosen. Now you can proceed to add text. 2) If you want to insert, move, delete a column or row, you just have to select a cell, and an arrow will immediately appear at the top (for columns), or on the left side (for rows).


Converting a spreadsheet to a wiki table

Format options

For basic formatting, with lines and light shading, use: class="wikitable". There is also class="plaintable" for tables without alternating grey/white lines plus borders which is useful if you have a lot of merged cells.

Style commands:

  • To align the table and allow text to wrap, use "float:right" or "float:left"
  • Headers: start these rows with exclamation marks (!)
  • To make space between the table and surrounding text or objects, use margin, e.g margin:.5em; (inside the style="..." term)
  • Spacing between border and contents: use cellpadding. For some reason it doesn't seem to work inside the style="..." term, so use it in this form: cellpadding="10"

Applying wikitable, float right and margin in a simple table looks like this:

{| class="wikitable" style="float:right; margin:.5em"
!Header column 1
!Header column 2
|cell 1
|cell 2

Which displays like this (note that the following text wraps around the table):

Header column 1 Header column 2
cell 1 cell 2

Dummy text... Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Mauris interdum augue ut dui lobortis vitae pellentesque sem ornare. Proin sodales lectus nec erat semper hendrerit. Aenean pulvinar quam eu purus vehicula euismod. Etiam et magna leo. Vivamus eu metus vel leo sodales sollicitudin. Curabitur porttitor rutrum quam ac gravida. In eget tristique nisi. Pellentesque nulla sapien, pulvinar ultricies egestas sit amet, porttitor non leo.

Video demonstration

Sortable table

Sortable tables can be created by using class="wikitable sortable". As shown in the following example:

{| class="wikitable sortable"
!Run #
!Temperature (°F)
!Humidity (%)
that creates (notice the sort buttons next to the headings)
Run # Temperature (°F) Humidity (%)
1 78 42
2 76 55
3 74 41

See for more information.

Collapsing tables

See Wikipedia:Help:Collapsing for help with collapsing.

Semantic Tables

This is an advanced use case. You can retrieve semantic data and generate a table. The table will be automatically updated with any change in the semantic data. The semantic data is stored on the relevant web pages. For example:

 [[Has joint secondary type::Saddle Joint]] 
 |?Has joint bones=Bones
 |?Has joint ligaments=Ligaments
 |?Has joint muscles=Muscles
 |?Has joint innervation=Innervation
 |?Has joint vasculature=Vasculature
 |?Has joint rom=ROM
 |?Has joint volume=Volume
 |mainlabel = [[Synovial Joint]]
 |format = table
 |class = datatable

See also


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