fotanus fotanus - 4 months ago 39
Markdown Question

How can I create a table on gitlab wiki?

How can one create a table on gitlab wiki?

It uses github flavored markdown, and this flavor of markdown support tables but I can't make the following example work:

Colons can be used to align columns.

| Tables | Are | Cool |
| ------------- |:-------------:| -----:|
| col 3 is | right-aligned | $1600 |
| col 2 is | centered | $12 |
| zebra stripes | are neat | $1 |

The outer pipes (|) are optional, and you don't need to make the raw Markdown line up prettily. You can also use inline Markdown.

Markdown | Less | Pretty
--- | --- | ---
*Still* | `renders` | **nicely**
1 | 2 | 3


Is there a trick to activate tables?

Answer

It seems to be still the case, as described in Issue 3651 and issue 1238, even though Flavored Markdown is supported:

This wouldn't work:

| parameters  | desc                 |
| :---------  | :------------------- |
| -w | --word | Parameter for Word   |

So contributions are welcome on this specific bug.

However, AJNeufeld suggest (in 2016) in the comments:

You need to use the | entity code to get the vertical pipe between "-w" and "--word", so it appears as "-w | --word" in the rendered table.
Ie, the full line should be:

| -w | --word | Parameter for Word |