Help:Wiki University Wikitext--Tables - Row Spans
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Spanning rows in tables
- You have learned how to span columns with individual cells; you can also span rows as well.
Here is an example:
- NOTICE in the first column, the first cell of the second row was merged with the first cell of the third row.
This ability to span rows is not quite as useful as spanning columns but it does have its uses.
How to span rows
- If a cell is to span two rows, as in the above example, we use a class called "rowspan":
- This coding is inserted right after the pipe or exclamation marks:
- NOTICE the "2" represents the number of rows to span.
- However to merge cells in a column, we erase the number of cells in the column to equal to the number we specified in the rowspan attribute minus one.
- So if we want to merge two cells in a column we erase only the cell immediately below it.
- If you were combining three cells, you would delete just the two immediately below, not three cells below.
Here is the coding for the first three rows of the above table:
- NOTICE again the location of the class "rowspan."
- NOTICE that the third row is missing the FIRST cell because it was merged with the cell in the row above.
- You cannot create sortable tables with rowspans.
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