Table Plugin

Gives extra control of table display:

  • Allows sorting
  • Changing table properties like border width, cell spacing and cell padding
  • Changing background color for header cells
  • Changing background color for data cells - colors can alternate
  • Behaviour can be specified for a specific table using %TABLE{...}% or with global preferences

TablePlugin Global Settings

Plugin settings are stored as preferences variables. To reference a plugin setting write %<plugin>_<setting>%, for example, %INTERWIKIPLUGIN_SHORTDESCRIPTION%

  • One line description, shown in the TextFormattingRules topic:
    • Set SHORTDESCRIPTION = Control attributes of tables and sorting of table columns

  • Set DEBUG to 1 to get debug messages in data/debug.txt. Default: 0
    • Set DEBUG = 0

  • Table border width. Default: 1
    • Set TABLEBORDER = 1

  • Table cell padding. Default: 0
    • Set CELLPADDING = 0

  • Table cell spacing. Default: 1
    • Set CELLSPACING = 1

  • Vertical alignment of cells. Set to: top, middle, bottom or baseline; default: (empty)
    • Set VALIGN =

  • Table header cell alignment. Set to: left, center, right or justify; default: (empty)
    • Set HEADERALIGN =

  • Table data cell alignment. Set to: left, center, right or justify; default: (empty)
    • Set DATAALIGN =

  • Color for header cells ('*'s around text). Default: #99CCCC
    • #Set HEADER_BG = red

  • Background color for table rows, two alternate colors. Default: #FFFFCC,#FFFFFF
    • Set DATA_BG = #FFFFCC,#FFFFFF

  • Make sortable:
    • #Set SORT = attachments
    • Set SORT = all
    • #Set SORT = none

Sorting

Click on column heading text to sort by a column. Initial column will be sorted in descending order, click again to get ascending order. The type of data in the cell is determined automatically:

  • date if format is:
    • dd MMM YYY - hh:mm
    • dd-MMM-YY or dd-MM-YYYY (can be / or space in place of -)
    • MMM is Jan, Feb, etc
  • number is digits, with optional decimal point
  • otherwise treated as text

Per Table Settings

On line before the table use %TABLE{...}%:

Argument Comment Example
sort Set table sorting on or off sort="on"
initsort Column to sort initially (1 to number of columns) initsort="2"
initdirection Initial sorting direction for initsort, set to up or down initsort="down"
headerbg Header cell background colour headerbg="#99CCCC"
databg Data cell background colour, a comma separated list. Specify "none" for no colour, that is to use the colour/background of the page the table is on. databg="#C8CB8F,#DBDDB5"
tableborder Table border width (pixels) tableborder="2"
cellpadding Cell padding (pixels) cellpadding="0"
cellspacing Cell spacing (pixels) cellspacing="3"
valign Vertical alignment of cells, set to top, middle, bottom or baseline valign="top"
headeralign Header cell alignment, set to left, center, right or justify. Overrides individual cell settings headeralign="left"
dataalign Data cell alignment, set to left, center, right or justify. Overrides individual cell settings dataalign="center"

All default to the global setting

Examples

Line before table: %TABLE{sort="on" tableborder="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="3" headerbg="#99CCCC" databg="#C8CB8F,#DBDDB5"}%

Num Status Action Who When Progress
1 C Chose new colours John 1-Dec-02  
2 X Release John 1-Apr-02  
3   Get feedback Anne 1-Feb-02  
12 C Spec error handling Jack 1-Dec-02  
5   Abc John    

Plugin Installation Instructions

Note: You do not need to install anything on the browser to use this plugin. Below installation instructions are for the administrator who needs to install this plugin on the TWiki server.

  • Download the ZIP file from the Plugin web (see below)
  • Unzip TablePlugin.zip in your twiki installation directory. Content:
    File: Description:
    data/TWiki/TablePlugin.txt Plugin topic
    data/TWiki/TablePlugin.txt,v Plugin topic repository
    lib/TWiki/Plugins/TablePlugin.pm Plugin Perl module
    pub/TWiki/TablePlugin/diamond.gif Diamond symbol
    pub/TWiki/TablePlugin/down.gif Down arrow
    pub/TWiki/TablePlugin/up.gif Up arrow
  • Test if the plugin is correctly installed:
    • Check above example if the table renders as expected
    • Try click on heading to sort. Other tables should also be sortable

Plugin Info

Plugin Author: JohnTalintyre, PeterThoeny
Plugin Version: 13 Mar 2002
Change History:  
05 Jun 2002: PTh: Added "none" value to databg parameter (suggested by TWiki:Main/TaitCyrus); fixed sorting by stripping HTML tags, removing links and making sort ignore case (suggested by TWiki:Main/ShawnBradford)
13 Mar 2002: PTh: Added TWiki:Main/ShawnBradford 's initsort and initdirection
12 Mar 2002: PTh: Added valign, headeralign and dataalign; fixed bug of swapped cellpadding/cellspacing; fixed warning of uninitialized value
05 Jan 2002: PTh: Fixed sorting bug of cells with leading white space
06 Dec 2001: PTh: Fixed date sorting bug
03 Dec 2001 PTh: Fixed sort="off" bug and more
29 Nov 2001: PTh: Fixed Perl warnings
16 Nov 2001: PTh: Added table border, cell spacing, cell padding, gif files
07 Oct 2001: JT: Initial version
CPAN Dependencies: none
Other Dependencies: none
Perl Version: 5.0
Plugin Home: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/TablePlugin
Feedback: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/TablePluginDev

Related Topics: TWikiPreferences, TWikiPlugins

-- JohnTalintyre - 07 Oct 2001
-- PeterThoeny - 05 Jun 2002

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