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Splitting Confluence Tables - is it possible?

I have created a long confluence table, and now need to split it to be able to use an insert page macro and insert other tables in between sections of my table.

 

Is this possible?

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Alana Fernando Community Leader Jun 06, 2018

Hi @Lisa Curnow , 

Table splitting functionality is still not there in confluence. 

for now you just have to manually adjust your table. (copy paste)

Alana

I just went to vote for this suggestion only to find that it was submitted in 2014. Do you really think something that old has a prayer of being implemented? If it wasn't done by now I can't see any hope......

Sandy

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Yes, they do.  See https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRASERVER-980 - raised for Jira 1.4 in 2002, fixed in Jira 7.6ish, 15 years later when priority schemes arrived.  (Resolutions could be done in Jira 3, although it's not by a "scheme")

Nic

Thanks for the update, I'll look for this in 2029 :)

Sandy

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Hi Lisa

In the old wiki markup editor this was very easy. You simply put your cursor at the end of the row you wanted in the first table, hit the enter key and Voila! you have 2 tables.

Unfortunately, Atlassian decided to take this functionality away without providing an alternate solution. I run into this way too often. The only suggestion I have is to copy the entire table and delete rows from each copy until you have want you need.

Oh well, more work for us. :(

Sandy

Thanks Sandy,

 

I had to manually work around it - will know better next time

 

Cheer

Lisa

Any update on this? Definitely a feature I could use right now. 

Select the rows that you want to split, highlight it to the bottom-most or top-most row and just cut it. Then paste the rows you just cut where you want it.

It's slow, but it's not too bad

I have an admittedly old version (4.3.7).

For this, cut and paste rows doesn't work.
I can cut out rows, but if I try to paste somewhere else, nothing happens.

Another idea 1:

Copy the table structure to MS Word, split tables there and copy it back to confluence. That works for tables but deletes all the images.

Yet another idea 2:

Do the same as above but then save the Word file and import in confluence. That could work and might be a solution for pages with many, many tables that justify the extra work.

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