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Table

A table is defined by

{| params
|}

which equals

<table params>
</table>
Careful: You must include the space between {| and params, or the first parameter gets ignored.

TD

Cells are generated either like this:

|cell1
|cell2
|cell3

or like this:

|cell1||cell2||cell3

which both equals

<td>cell1</td><td>cell2</td><td>cell3</td>

so "||" equals "newline"+"|"

Parameters in cells can be used like this:

|params|cell1

which will result in

<td params>

TH

Functions the same way as TD, except "!" is used instead the opening "|". "!!" can be used instead of "||". Parameters still use "|", though!

TR

<tr> tags will be generated automatically for the first row. To start a new row, use

|-

which results in

<tr>

Parameters can be added like this:

|- params

which results in

<tr params>

Note:

  • <tr> tags will be automatically opened at the first <td> equivalent
  • <tr> tags will be automatically closed at <tr> and </table> equivalents

CAPTION

A <caption> tag is created by

|+ Caption

which generates

<caption>Caption</caption>

You can also use parameters:

|+ params|Caption

which will generate

<caption params>Caption


Examples

Simple example

{|
| Cell 1, row 1
| Cell 2, row 1
|-
| Cell 1, row 2
| Cell 2, row 2
|}

generates

Cell 1, row 1 Cell 2, row 1
Cell 1, row 2 Cell 2, row 2

Advanced example

{| align=right border=1
| Cell 1, row 1
|rowspan=2| Cell 2, row 1 (and 2)
| Cell 3, row 1
|-
| Cell 1, row 2
| Cell 3, row 2
|}

Note the floating table to the right.

Cell 1, row 1 Cell 2, row 1 (and 2) Cell 3, row 1
Cell 1, row 2 Cell 3, row 2

Nested table

 {| border=1
 | blabla
 |
 {| bgcolor=#ABCDEF border=2
 |nested
 |-
 |table
 |}
 |the original table again
 |}

gives a nested table

blabla
nested
table
the original table again

Caption and multi-cell-lines

This is the caption. Example taken from Afghanistan table.
IndependenceAugust 19, 1919
CurrencyAfghani
Time zoneUTC+4:30
National anthemSououd-e-Melli
Internet TLD.AF
{| border=1 align=right
|+ '''This is the caption.''' Example taken from Afghanistan table.
|[[Independence]]||[[August 19]], [[1919]]
|-
|[[Currency]]||[[Afghani]]
|-
|[[Time zone]]||[[UTC]]+4:30
|-
|[[National anthem]]||[[Sououd-e-Melli]]
|-
|[[Top-level domain|Internet TLD]]||.AF
|}

is shown on the right.


Header test

Header1 Header2
Cell1 Cell2

made by

 {| border=1
 ! Header1!! Header2
 |-
 | Cell1|| Cell2
 |}

TR test

 {|
 | cell1 || cell2
 |- bgcolor=#abcdef
 | cell3 || cell4
 |}

makes

cell1 cell2
cell3 cell4

Test for rows with mixed headers and body text

 {| border=1 cellspacing=0
 ! 
 ! col Header1 
 ! ch2 
 |-
 ! row header 3
 | abc def ghi 
 |   gchf ghh dfgh
 |-
 ! RH 4
 | gfbb gbgbds 
 |    dfgsdsdg
 |}

makes:

col Header1 ch2
row header 3 abc def ghi gchf ghh dfgh
RH 4 gfbb gbgbds dfgsdsdg

but:

 {| border=1 cellspacing=0
 ! !! col Header1 !! ch2 
 |-
 ! row header 3 || abc def ghi ||   gchf ghh dfgh
 |-
 ! RH 4         || gfbb gbgbds ||    dfgsdsdg
 |}

makes:

col Header1 ch2
row header 3 abc def ghi gchf ghh dfgh
RH 4 gfbb gbgbds dfgsdsdg