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Table format
Outputs the result in a table.
Available languages
deenzh-hans
Further Information
Provided by: Semantic MediaWiki
Added: 0.4
Removed: still supported
Requirements: none
Format name: table
Enabled by default: Indicates whether the result format is enabled by default upon installation of the respective extension. yes
Authors: Markus Krötzsch
Categories: misc
Group:
Table of Contents

↓ INFO ↓

The result format table is used to format query results as tables. The format table is the default way of formatting query results for all queries that have one or more additional printout statements. It is very similar to the broadtable format.

Parameters

General

Parameter Type Default Description
source text empty Alternative query source
limit whole number 50 The maximum number of results to return
offset whole number 0 The offset of the first result
link text all Show values as links
sort list of texts empty Property to sort the query by
order list of texts empty Order of the query sort
headers text show Display the headers/property names
mainlabel text no The label to give to the main page name
intro text empty The text to display before the query results, if there are any
outro text empty The text to display after the query results, if there are any
searchlabel text ... further results Text for continuing the search
default text empty The text to display if there are no query results

The parameter headers=hide is specifically useful for hiding the header of tables (in most other cases, it is enough to use empty printout labels to hide the titles of printout statements).

Format specific

Parameter Type Default Description
class text sortable wikitable smwtable An additional CSS class to set for the table
transpose yes/no no <smw-paramdesc-table-transpose>

Example

{{#ask: [[Category:City]] [[located in::Germany]] 
| ?population
| ?area#km² = Size in km²
}}

This produces the following output:

 PopulationSize in km²
Berlin3,520,061891.85 km²344.343 sqmi
Cologne
Frankfurt679,664248.31 km²95.872 sqmi
Munich1,353,186310.43 km²119.857 sqmi
Stuttgart606,588207.36 km²80.062 sqmi
Würzburg

Applying CSS formatting

As of version 1.6.2 SMW uses the native MediaWiki sortable tables. Thus this format now provides several ways for custom formatting to be applied to tables:

  • One or more overall CSS classes can be set for the table, using the "class=" parameter.
  • Each column in the table gets a class name that derives from the column name. For instance, if a column is titled "Capital city", the column's class will be "Capital-city".
  • Rows in the table each get either the class "row-odd" or "row-even", depending on whether the row is odd or even.

In this way, specific formatting, like colors and font sizes, can be set across a single table, or for a specific column, or can be set for alternating rows. (The recommended way to set any custom CSS in the wiki is by modifying the page "MediaWiki:Common.css".)

Example for alternating row colours

The example below will result in the display of alternating rows.

/* even and odd in tables */
.smwtable .row-even {background-color:#FFF;}
.smwtable .row-odd {background-color:#CDE6EA;}

DataValue type attributes

SMW 1.9 introduces type related attribution allowing to apply specific formatting rules based on the dataValue type (_dat, _num etc.) used in a column.

The class attribute is a concatenated string that includes "smwtype" + "datavalue typeId" resulting in "smwtype_dat" for the date/time dataValue. If you want all numeric representations (prerequisite is that the property selected for display is of datatype Number) in a table to be formatted on the right side, you would need to add:

/* DataValue type formatting */
.smwtable .smwtype_num {text-align: right;}

Sorting

Tables have a special feature for sorting their contents by any of the columns in the table. See Help:Selecting pages for general comments on sorting and a comparison to the wiki's query result sorting. Browsers without JavaScript enabled will not see the buttons for sorting at all.

Examples



This documentation page applies to all SMW versions from 1.6.2 to the most current version.
Other versions: 0.4 – 1.6.1       Other languages: defrzh-hans

Help:Table format en 1.6.2