Constraints for sticky headings

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Tables

Sticky table headings in view mode

In some instances table header rows will stick to the top when you're viewing a page, making those really long tables easier to read. There are a few exceptions though. Table headers aren't sticky when:

  • the space is using the documentation theme
  • your table is inside a page layout (columns and sections)
  • your table has no header row or there are cells in the top row that aren't marked as headers
  • your table has a header column, instead of a header row, and scrolls horizontally
  • your table is inside another table, or has another table inside, with its own header row
  • your table only has one column.

Atlassian, are there any plans to change these constraints?

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Additional areas outside of view mode where stickiness would be desirable!

  • you are in the Edit mode
    Use Case: While editing long tables, I as user need to see the column headings for data entry. (Referring to data in previously entered rows is not always adequate as some cells may be empty.)
  • you are in the Preview mode
    I, as a user, think that after editing a table, something I have done has disabled the stickiness and I drop my changes.

+1 for sticky table headers in editing mode

If you need sticky headers for viewing the table, you very likely also need it for editing!

I have a hard time knowing where to write what content, if I don't have the header!

My workaround: Below the editing window I open a second instance in view mode with the same width, but limited height, so that I know which column is which.

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We use the documentation theme so no sticky headers sad

That said the current documentation does not mention it it as a constraint:DocJan17.png

This suggests the documentation theme constraint was removed but CONF-37888 / announcements says it was not fixed as the documentation theme will be deprecated in Confluence 6.

I updated the space theme to "Global Look and Feel" and I still have no sticky table headers sad

 

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It is possible to make scrollable tables with fixed header row using Table Filter macro's option Freeze first N rows. You can see it in action here. Also it works en page edit mode.

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