Help:Tables

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General syntax[edit]

Note: if you are not familiar with wiki table syntax, please, read Wikipedia's tutorial.

To create a table, use the "Insert table" button in the editor toolbar, under the "Advanced" section. Be sure to leave the "Style with borders" option checked in the dialog that appears. Alternatively, you can manually create a similarly-styled table by entering the following:

{| class="wikitable"
|-
! Header text
|-
| Row 1 text
|-
| Row 2 text
|}

This will generate the following table:

Header text
Row 1 text
Row 2 text

Multiple headings[edit]

The first row is always a heading row with its unique style. If you need another row with this design, simply add class="heading" to row formatting. For example, the following code

{| class="wikitable"
|-
! Header text
|-
| Row 1 text
|-
| Row 2 text
|- class="heading"
! Another header
|-
| Row 3 text
|-
| Row 4 text
|}

will create this table:

Header text
Row 1 text
Row 2 text
Another header
Row 3 text
Row 4 text

Table positioning[edit]

By default, tables are block-level elements. You can make them in-line, meaning more than one can be placed on the same line, by adding the "inline" class to the table:

Header text
Row 1 text
Row 2 text
Header text
Row 1 text

Table width[edit]

Sometimes tables should have defined widths. In this case, you can add width="X" to table formatting for small tables. For bigger ones, use style="width:100%;max-width:Xpx" instead, so that tables scale down on smaller resolutions. Note that when defining a width, you should also define the width of each cell in the 1st row (you can define widths using either percent, width=number%; or pixels, width=number; it will still scale down), like in the example below:

{| class="wikitable" style="width:100%;max-width:1000px;"
! A
! B
|-
| Lorem ipsum
| Dolor sit amet
|}
{| class="wikitable" style="width:100%;max-width:1000px;"
! width=400 | A
! width=600 | B
|-
| Lorem ipsum
| Dolor sit amet
|}

results in:

A B
Lorem ipsum Dolor sit amet
A B
Lorem ipsum Dolor sit amet

If the first row has colspanned cells, it is better to define their width too, and then define width of the columns they are spanning in the next row, like this:

{| class="wikitable" style="width:100%;max-width:1000px;"
! colspan="2" width=1000 | A
|-
| width=400 | Lorem ipsum
| width=600 | Dolor sit amet
|}
A
Lorem ipsum Dolor sit amet

Table colors[edit]

Tables may have different colors depending on context. This can be done by adding a class to the table after "wikitable", like this:

{| class="wikitable archivists"
|-
! Header text
|-
| Lorem ipsum
|-
| Dolor sit amet
|}
Header text
Lorem ipsum
Dolor sit amet

List of table classes[edit]

The following classes can be added after "wikitable" to modify the table's colors:

Guild colors
analysts
archivists
books
caterers
chemists
engineers
greeters
healers
inkmakers
legislators
linguists
maintainers
mechanists
messengers
miners
stonemasons
surveyors
writers

Other table classes[edit]

Sortable[edit]

Using the sortable class will add sorting buttons to the column headers:

{| class="wikitable sortable"
|-
! Column A !! Column B
|-
| Alpha || Sigma
|-
| Beta || Epsilon
|-
| Gamma || Omega
|}
Column A Column B
Alpha Sigma
Beta Epsilon
Gamma Omega

Collapsible[edit]

The mw-collapsible class adds a "collapse" link in the table header, enabling you to collapse large tables. To show the table collapsed by default, also include the mw-collapsed class. You may wish to add a separate table header row with the name of the table, so that the "collapse" link doesn't get appended to the last column's header.

{| class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed"
|-
! colspan="2" | Table name
|-
! Column A !! Column B
|-
| Alpha || Sigma
|-
| Beta || Epsilon
|-
| Gamma || Omega
|}
Table name
Column A Column B
Alpha Sigma
Beta Epsilon
Gamma Omega

See also[edit]


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