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.
<table border="1" >
<td>Row1, Column1</td><td>Row1, Column2</td>
<td>Row2, Column1</td><td>Row2, Column2</td>
etc... Is there something like this already planned or existing?
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
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?
+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] |
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?
+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.
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:
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:
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 |
Yes, you can use table markdown in Trello (like in one of the answers above) if you download the Trello Table Markdown Chrome extension.
Or better yet: download the full featured Trello Cards Optimizer version:
Both are free.
@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.
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