Toggle table column group visibility

I'd like to have a table where columns can be grouped with some meta attribute and their visibility toggled with buttons/checkboxes above the table. For example:


[Button A] [Button B]


Col 0 (Fixed) | Col 1 (A) | Col 2 (A) | Col 3 (B) | Col 4 (B) | Col 5 (B)


In the example above, Column 0 is fixed and always visible. Toggling Button A would hide/show Columns 1 and 2, and togling Button B would hide/show Columns 3,4,5.

What's the best way to achieve this?

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I've come up with this javascript solution which works well. Only problem is that all tables on the page will toggle. Unfortunately Confluence is stripping any attributes that I assign to elements, so selecting unique items on the page is a little difficult at the moment. I'd love to hear solutions for this.

I added the following code to an HTML Macro:

<input type="checkbox" checked="true" onclick="toggleColumns(this.checked, businessColumns)">Business Columns</input>
<input type="checkbox" checked="true" onclick="toggleColumns(this.checked, technicalColumns)">Technical Columns</input>
<script type="text/javascript">
  var businessColumns = [2,3];
  var technicalColumns = [4,5];
  function toggleColumns(show, columns){
    var $tapps = AJS.$("table");

    for (var i = 0; i < columns.length; i++) {
         $tapps.find('td:nth-child(' + columns[i] + '),th:nth-child(' + columns[i] + ')').show();
         $tapps.find('td:nth-child(' + columns[i] + '),th:nth-child(' + columns[i] + ')').hide();

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