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My table is on a page. I don't have anything else on the page. When i scroll the page, is it possible to have the header on the list freeze? 

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Hi Jemima,

Confluence table sticky headers have some conditions when this feature does not work. Also it can freeze only the first row.

As Jared suggested, you can use  Table Filter macro Feeze first N rows option: it has no these limitations and you can freeze multiple rows and columns. You can play with this option on the demo site.

Thank you Andrey. Yes, I saw many threads and videos of how to do that. Sadly when i type "{ filter" right above my table, the "table filter" option does show up. Neither can i find it in my "other macros" list. 

I am missing something simple.. any clues to you so far?

Also, the first bullet in below post made me think because my table is on a page it wont scroll with sticky header. 

https://confluence.atlassian.com/doc/tables-136463.html?_ga=2.31045375.1713047545.1549040374-232318818.1549040374#Tables-stickytableheadersStickytableheadersinviewmode

Hence I tried to attach the "table filter and charts" macro but that option won't show up somehow.

Hi Jemima,

The Table Filter macro is part of the paid Table Filter and Charts for Confluence app.  If it's not in your list then your admin hasn't purchased it.

You may want to try the Office Excel macro to see if that better meets your needs.

Good luck!

oh that explains.. I wasn't aware if that. Thank you Jared.

Hi Jemima,

If you click the Heading row button it will toggle header row functionality for your table.  Make sure your cursor is in the table when you're editing the page and you'll see another row of buttons at the top:

Header row.PNG

The first row of your table will then freeze when scrolling, and will inherit other header row functionality (like sorting) as well.

Good luck!

EDIT: this functionality might come from the Table Filter macro, which we have installed on our instance of Confluence Server.  Do you see this on your page?

Hi Jared,

I see the tool bar, but nothing happens when I select/deselect the toggle switch. Is it because the table is embedded on a web page? Also I have 2 top rows that act as header that I need to freeze. The first one has some merged cells, so as to club columns together. Could that be causing the issue?

Thanks

Jemima

If that table is on an external page that you're pulling in to Confluence (perhaps through an iFrame), then Confluence formatting options won't affect it.  You'd need to set the formatting on the original page.

oh just seeing this Jared. No, my table is on a page within the confluence space.  

looks like no solution without table filter macro which is paid macro

This might help, will be interested to hear yes or no.

I went to the Heading Row button as suggested by Jared - it was on by default. So I switched it off, published, switched it back on again, published again, and bingo the header sticks!

@Julie

yes, works also on my end. Thanks.

Wrong Julie.

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