Using markdown tables

According to it should be possible to insert tables via Markdown syntax. The example is exactly this:

| Day     | Meal    | Price |
| --------|---------|-------|
| Monday  | pasta   | $6    |
| Tuesday | chicken | $8    |

However, when pasting exactly that code into Confluence (via the “Insert Markup” macro), what I get is definitely not a table, but rather arbitrarily formatted text.

Am I missing something or is that feature “only” broken?

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Is this being looked at?  I am trying to transfer some API docs to confluence and need the tables.

I'm facing the same issue as well.

Confluence is killing me. There are exactly ZERO intuitive ways to paste columnar data into HTML tables on the cloud version (because HTML macro not available). This is a CORE feature for content writers. How can they be messing this up so bad?

Markdown tables still not rendering on Confluence Cloud as of April 3, 2018.

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Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Apr 18, 2017

Hi Carsten,

you're right. This table markdown is not working. It works (more or less), if you change the markup type to "Confluence Wiki".




Thanks for your feedback. I noticed that and actually, I’m using that at the moment, but I hoped to be able to use a more familiar format.

Shouldn't this be fixed?  I am using confluence and using the Confluence Wiki fixes the table, but the rest of the markdown does not work.

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