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Is there any markdown to create tables?
How to format SQL tables in a Stack Overflow post?

I was wondering how users are able to create beatiful tables of how their sql tables look like. See one below:


It is so neat and pretty.

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marked as duplicate by Cody Gray, Arjan, Pops, kiamlaluno, random Apr 19 '12 at 16:19

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Is that from an SO question? If so, just click edit and see the formatting used... ;P – Yannis Apr 14 '12 at 3:36
Geez why didn't I think of that? Sigh. Thanks! – Michelle Apr 14 '12 at 3:40
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It's all just judicious use of spaces.

There's a nice tool to help format ASCII tables at

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Now that's what I'm talking about! thanks. – Michelle Apr 14 '12 at 4:16
But, @Jack, please take mobile users into account. (And maybe even screen readers, but I guess that's hopeless with any ASCII-like output.) – Arjan Apr 14 '12 at 10:13

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