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Adding a Table inside Trello Card Description Edited

As a user of Trello, I'd like to be able to enter a table with columns and rows into the card's description, whether using a editor button, markdown, HTML, or custom tags.

(i.e.)

<table  border="1" >
  <th>
    <td><strong>Table Header</strong></td>
  </th>
<tbody>
  <tr>
    <td>Row1, Column1</td><td>Row1, Column2</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>Row2, Column1</td><td>Row2, Column2</td>
  </tr>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>

etc... Is there something like this already planned or existing?

5 answers

9 votes
torben Atlassian Team Apr 18, 2018

Right now, table support/formatting isn’t something that is on our short term roadmap in Trello. I'll be happy to register your interest in this with our team.

You can always attach the spreadsheet directly as an attachment to a Trello card, in the meantime. Documents that are attached with Google Drive and OneDrive can be edited and saved in their respective applications and do not need to be downloaded, saved, and reattached to your card: http://help.trello.com/article/769-adding-attachments-to-cards

I'll second that feature request!

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+1 for Tables, it's very useful! I'm surprised you guys don't have it by now.

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If it isn't possible to add markdown support for Tables would it be possible to embed a table that is created in an attached spreadsheet file? Or possibly make a spreadsheet file tab the Card Cover?

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+1 for MD Tables in Trello!!

+1 for MD Tables in Trello :)

Copy and paste tables from word, excel, Google docs and spreadsheets or just tab delimited files with the Trello Cards Optimizer Chrome extension. 
See www.trellocards.com

+1 for table!

+1 for table.

This has to be an important enough feature that Atlassian has implemented it for Jira for a very long while using markdowns previously and now using macro too.

|| Feature || Why Important ||
| Tables | To housekeep info to display them in orderly and logical manner |
|  | [Other compelling reasons] |

table support/formatting isn’t something that is on our short term roadmap in Trello

Weak sauce.
Just support markdown completely, as any modern product in 2020 should be expected to.

+1 for tables :)

+1 for table embedding

Trello claimed for years now to support GFM, which in turn has tables support. But its a lie. They only support a very limited subset of Markdown, not remotely close to GFM.

I fail to see whats so difficult to use a fully fledged GFM library. Isn't there one available for .net?

While not a perfect solution to the absence of table support, I found that if I generate a table using Markdown, and then wrap the table as a code block I get a reasonable representation (though, in my case it's a small table so not sure how this would look with a larger data set).

```
| File Type | Size (GB) |
|-----------|-----------|
| jpg, jpeg | 45.11 |
| png | 10.58 |
| pdf | 1.29 |
| sql | 0.95 |
| mp4 | 0.54 |
| gif | 0.43 |
| css | 0.38 |
| mov | 0.22 |
| mp3 | 0.10 |
| php | 0.04 |
```

Unfortunately, converting from markdowns to display-friendly format, we need a renderer to interpret the markdown symbols to their display form. We need Trello to implement that capability.

Yes, you can use table markdown in Trello (like in one of the answers above) if you download the Trello Table Markdown Chrome extension.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/pgifaolbebmlmfafkgngfjchfpcpndig

Or better yet: download the full featured Trello Cards Optimizer version:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/trello-cards-optimizer/ipbjjbpopodbnjbjnneakhcppdocpelg

Both are free.

Katrin Anger Community Leader Jul 07, 2019

@Wessel de Vries 

Thank you! Looks great!

I hadn't heard of TCO until now. I use Plus for Trello all the time.  From a brief look at the TCO site it looks like it works with Plus for Trello.  Time to take a look and see what it provides.

Is there anything like this for the Desktop or the Mobile App?

@Hirad no, for mobile apps such is not possible. Weirdly enough the trello mobile apps have always been lagging behind the features of the website. Makes you wonder, whey they never went the way to use hybrid apps, which would instantly benefit from improvements on the website.

+1 for tables!!!!

+1 for tables !!!!

Please add this feature. Tables are standard in every other markdown parser and it is really frustrating not being able to represent basic tabula data in a ticket.

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