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Adding a Table inside Trello Card Description

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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?

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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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Deleted user Oct 01, 2019

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!!

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+1 for MD Tables in Trello :)

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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

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+1 for table!

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+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] |

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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.

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+1 for tables :)

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+1 for table embedding

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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?

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+1 for tables

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+1 Table, please 

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+1 Tables, please

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We need tables in cards, make it happen. +1 for tables...

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Yes to tables!

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Please add tables! :))

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Please Please add tables! :)

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+1 for tables. You can get something that looks like a table with code blocks, but I want hyperlinks. I wish Trello had real markdown support.

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+1 for markdown tables.  From the outside, it seems the only strong reason for not implementing them is that instead of using an existing library for markdown rendering, Atlassian wrote a renderer from scratch, and this is what happens.  When omissions in markdown are requested for correction, it requires a lot of heavy lifting because you chose to write it from scratch rather than use existing code.

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+1 ! please !

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+1

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+1 AS WELL!

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One way that's already available, to show something similar to a table, is to use a code block (as defined here).

You can use a text editor with a monospaced font (like Notepad or Notepad++, on Windows) and include the spaces to align the data with the collumns. Or, if it's a big content you're copying from somewhere else, you can paste in one of these convenient web sites that convert tables into text in the intended format:

https://ozh.github.io/ascii-tables/

https://www.tablesgenerator.com/text_tables

https://tableconvert.com/


Then, copy to Trello with three backticks (```) above and below.

For example, with the text below:

 

Example of table:

 

```
ID        MONTH      OTHER_ID     FLAG
6344      201601     16           0
6429      201601     16           1
12046     201612     208          0
14319     201612     208          0
```

 

The result will be like this:

 

table.png

 

Thank you so much!!

Amazing. Thank you so much! Just what I was looking for, not really nice that we have to use a workaround, but nevertheless a good option for a table-like view.

This workaround was almost too disfunctional for me to use, but now I discovered the "New Editor", which at least displays the workaround table nicely as I'm editing.

This makes this workaround bare-able (but bad markdown support / crappy text and table editing is still my #1 issue with Trello at the moment).

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.

+1 Please add markdown tables on your Trello roadmap table!

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+1 for tables!

+ 1 for tables. They're a feature of the Markdown format that you claim to fully support. Either add them or don't claim to.

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+1 for tables!!!

+1 for tables ! please just don't forget the basics !!

C'mon... please implement some tables without having to have to resort to plugins and/or extensions.

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+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.

+1 for tables!!!!

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.

@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.

I use trello mainly on my mobile phone. Too bad these Chrome extensions are for the desktop version only.

@Sean Hoar  btw. imo you wrote the perfect user story for this. 

It's 2022 and we still don't have the table on Trello.

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Yeah, tables - native tables not a plugin!

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pbilling I'm New Here Sep 15, 2022

Tables! Tables! Tables!

+1 for tables

I created a personal browser extension that helps me with this.

It allows me to create complex tables with:

  1.  filter functionality (global and per column).
  2. Sorting.
  3. Support for removing or adding columns and rows from UI.
  4. Pagination in case you want to show only X amount of rows per page.

 

If anyone is interested I can publish it to the different browser stores so that you can use it, let me know.

 

Screen Shot 2023-01-12 at 10.46.03.png

This looks good. Great work @mollerjorge . I'd be up for using this. I mainly use Firefox and Safari on Mac.

Thanks Graham! more than happy to deploy it to all browser stores if people find it useful.

This is a great plugin. I would like to use it when it is released.
I was having trouble with "Trello Cards Optimizer" because it stopped working.
I usually use Google chrome.

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