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Using WikiMarkUp to create tables with merged column headers


When I create a table using Confluence I can merge the cells of the top row, and then have split cells beneath for individual column headers.

The Confluence xml source code views as below:

<th> </th>
<th colspan="6" style="text-align: center;">Fruit</th></tr>
<td class="highlight" colspan="1"><span>Quantity</span></td>
<td class="highlight" colspan="1">Apples</td>
<td class="highlight" colspan="1">Pears</td>
<td class="highlight" colspan="1">Bananas</td></tr>
<td class="highlight">1</td>
<td colspan="1"><span>NO</span></td></tr>
<td class="highlight">2</td>
<td colspan="1"><span>NO</span></td></tr>
<td class="highlight">4</td>
<td colspan="1"><span>Yes</span></td></tr></tbody></table>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>

When using WikiMarkUp in JIRA to create the same table it should be as simple as the below:

|| ||Fruit||

However where 'Fruit' would sit across Apples,Pears & Bananas in Confluence, in JIRA this results in 'Fruit' being a column header to the second column only (Apples).

Does anyone know how to make WikiMarkUp in JIRA replicate the xml code used in Confluence to merge cells??

Many Thanks

3 answers

As per my knowledge you can't do this directly using wiki markup. You can use third partly plugins like

follow this simple tutorial covering all about html table ...


How did this get two upvotes? It's about HTML tables, not wiki markup that will be converted to the appropriate HTML tables...The question is about wiki markup.

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@Carl Gieringer exactly...people are asking for Markup solutions because markup allows easy insertion of other macros into the least, that is why I am after a Markup solution to this problem

The problem is that there is no "downvote" button, therefore, this off-topic answer has a positive vote count.

Simple answer - no, it is not possible yet (Jira v8.13.2)

There are suggestions to implement this, for "Jira Server" and "Jira Cloud", but they are both in "GATHERING INTEREST" state. Vote for these issues, and may be this feature will be implemented in the future.

JRASERVER-44004 (Jira Server)

JRACLOUD-44004 (Jira Cloud)

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