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Offline RodyTur10

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Hello,

does anyone know how to import Excel tables into a post?

Or how to effectively create a table with the "Insert Table" function? (don't know how to use it)
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Re: How do you make tables / import Excel tables on Celticsstrong?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2020, 11:45:15 PM »

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Hello,

does anyone know how to import Excel tables into a post?

Or how to effectively create a table with the "Insert Table" function? (don't know how to use it)
I think Roy had a post that had a really good table in the historical draft thread we did in March, you can find it and just copy the format.

Re: How do you make tables / import Excel tables on Celticsstrong?
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2020, 10:45:00 AM »

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Hello,

does anyone know how to import Excel tables into a post?

Or how to effectively create a table with the "Insert Table" function? (don't know how to use it)

It's not easy, especially if you're not familiar with HTML language.  And to me, it's more pain than it's worth, I think it's easier to just take a screenshot of an excel table and upload the picture instead, but let's give the table function a shot anyway.


[ table] - Anything in brackets (minus the space in the beginning) tells the system you're starting some command
[ /table] - anything with a backslash tells us you're ending that command

So within that table code, we'll have the row info
[ tr] - start of the row
[ /tr] - end of the row

And further within that, we have what is essentially the column data.
[ td] - this is the column data inside your row
[ /td] - this ends the data


Putting it all together, the HTML code will look like this:
(and to me it helps to work from the inside out, I start with the [ td] sections, then wrap it in [ tr] and copy paste while replacing the data inside).

[ table] - starts my table

[ tr] - first row of data, if you want column headers you'll put them here
[ td]Player[ /td] - each td section will be the data in a column
[ td]PPG[ /td]
[ td]RPG[ /td]
[ td]APG[ /td]
[ /tr] - tells us we're ending that row

[ tr] - my style is to just copy and paste the the previous section
[ td]Tatum[ /td] - and then just replace the values within td to make sure I keep the format consistent
[ td]23.6[ /td]
[ td]7.1[ /td]
[ td]2.9[ /td]
[ /tr]

[ tr] - copy and pasting section above to maintain format, but replacing the values
[ td]Brown[ /td]
[ td]20.4[ /td]
[ td]6.4[ /td]
[ td]2.2[ /td]
[ /tr]

[ tr] - copy and pasting section above to maintain format, but replacing the values
[ td]Hayward[ /td]
[ td]17.3[ /td]
[ td]6.5[ /td]
[ td]4.1[ /td]
[ /tr]

[ /table] - end table


And all that will produce this once you eliminate the spaces within the brackets:

PlayerPPGRPGAPG
Tatum23.67.12.9
Brown20.46.42.2
Hayward17.36.54.1

Clear as mud I'm sure.



- Edit, can also add spaces within data section to spread out the columns a little. Here I just added spaces for the data in the first row, and to me it's a little easier to read, multiple ways to do this though

Player        PPG       RPG      APG     
Tatum23.67.12.9
Brown20.46.42.2
Hayward17.36.54.1
« Last Edit: May 29, 2020, 12:30:28 PM by bdm860 »

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Re: How do you make tables / import Excel tables on Celticsstrong?
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2020, 02:01:54 PM »

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Thanks for the clear explanation.
It's some work, but I guess as long as I'm not making mistakes it can be worth the trouble.

I'll try using this format soon. TP!
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