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Questions tagged [tables]

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Is there Markdown to create tables?

It seems like a lot of people try to display tables in Stack Overflow questions, but don't do a very good job. Is there Markdown syntax that supports creating a proper table?
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When and why did SO start using tables for layout?

I remember looking at some SO source markup months ago, and it was basically <div> heaven. The pure CSS zealots would've loved it. But today I look and see... <DIV id="question" class=""> ...
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Please make table previews match actual output

I just edited an answer of mine about a dozen times, because the result of my tables as shown in the preview, didn't match what was actually shown when posted. So I had to keep re-editing until it ...
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Table in Answers & Questions [duplicate]

I want to use a table in my answer. e.g |-------------|----------------| | ShortCut | Description | |-------------|----------------| I have posted an answer here, which requires this kind of ...
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Is support for Markdown tables on Stack Overflow planned? [duplicate]

I've found a question about tables asking if they are supported, and answers saying that it isn't, but there are suggestions about several different hacks. And even though the question is relatively ...
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Best way to include table (of data) in a question [duplicate]

I would like to ask a question on Stack Overflow which includes a table of data from a MySQL database. What is the best way to include a table of data in a question?