Help:Table/Introduction to tables

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Introduction to tables
What are they for and how do I make them?

Creating tables manually
Want more control over tables? Go here

Sortable tables
How to make tables sortable


Enhanced editing toolbar
Standard toolbar
Enhanced insert table button
Standard insert table button

Welcome to the help page for tables!

Tables are a commonly-used way of displaying information, particularly in articles that contain data. This tutorial aims at providing a guide on how to make tables; if you are looking for the policy on when to use them, see Manual of Style.

The simplest way to insert a table is with the editing toolbar that appears when you edit a page. Depending on your preferences, you will see one of two toolbars. Pressing the 'insert table' button will open a dialog that allows you to define a table.


{| class="wikitable"
|-
! HeaderR0C1 !! HeaderR0C2 !! HeaderR0C3
|-
| ExampleR1C1 || ExampleR1C2 || ExampleR1C3
|-
| ExampleR2C1 || ExampleR2C2 || ExampleR2C3
|-
| ExampleR3C1 || ExampleR3C2 || ExampleR3C3
|}

Which looks like:

HeaderR0C1 HeaderR0C2 HeaderR0C3
ExampleR1C1 ExampleR1C2 ExampleR1C3
ExampleR2C1 ExampleR2C2 ExampleR2C3
ExampleR3C1 ExampleR3C2 ExampleR3C3

All you have to do is place this where you want it in the article, edit it to match the information you're trying to display, and hit save. You can add more headers by adding more entries in the header section, more rows, or remove headers or rows if you're looking for a smaller table.

If you don't have the enhanced editing toolbar, you'll want to create the tables manually. If you're looking for other ways to format the table, start here.