How can I clear the content of cells in a table?

Hi all,

  I have a Confluence table and I would like to delete the content of a handful of cells.  I can enter the Edit mode, then I can select the cells I would like to clear, but when I press the delete key, entire rows are being deleted instead of the selected cells. 

Lets say I have a 5x5 table and I select cells B4, B5, C4, C5.  I see those cells being highlighted, but when I release the mouse to look at my selection, I see that Firefox is also selecting the text in cells B4, B5, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5...  So when I press the delete key, all cells in row C get deleted.

I am running Confluence 5.6.3 on Firefox 25.0.

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This is a pretty basic function Confluence should be able to offer in their tables :(

Really Bad Confluence have lot of limitations. Even for this small functionality too.

Hello Eric, this is reproduceable in other browsers as well, and was documented a while ago in this issue ticket. I agree that there should be a better manner to remove contents from a table, turns out it appears not have a straight forward resolution at this time - only the workaround of removing each cell content with double click + delete.


@Guilherme Nedel  Still no solution for this?

@Guilherme Nedel nevermind, highlighted the data worked!

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an easier way is to use the merge cells function to merge all cells in a select column or row, then just highlight text all in one cell hit delete, then split cells again. 


However in 2018 i expect a paid for text content editor like Confluence to have such basic functionality. The only value in Confluence is that it links easier with other Atlassian Products with a little integration. However using Google sheets and linking to a JIRA ticket for example is a better alternative for me at this point. Depends on how deeply you use Confluence i suppose.

Thanks for the tip.

Again this seems excessive to simply delete numerous rows/columns of data or selected data.

Atlassian should either offer an enhanced functionality (albeit still basic) or don't.

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