Help:Broadtable format 0.4 - 1.6.1

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Broadtable format 0.4 - 1.6.1
Outputs the result in a broad table.
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Further Information
Provided by: Semantic MediaWiki
Added: 0.4
Removed: still supported
Requirements: none
Format name: broadtable
Enabled by default: 
Indicates whether the result format is enabled by default upon installation of the respective extension.
Authors: Markus Krötzsch
Categories: misc
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↓ INFO ↓

The result format broadtable is used to format query results as tables. It is identical to the table format except that the broadtable stretches the table to 100% of the available width.


Parameter Type Default Description
class text sortable wikitable smwtable An additional CSS class to set for the table
transpose yes/no no Display table headers vertically and results horizontally
sep text empty The separator for values

There are no inline query parameters specific to the broadtable format. 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).


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

This produces the following output:

 PopulationSize in km²
Berlin3,520,061891.85 km²
344.343 sqmi
Frankfurt679,664248.31 km²
95.872 sqmi
Munich1,353,186310.43 km²
119.857 sqmi
Stuttgart606,588207.36 km²
80.062 sqmi


Tables have a special feature for sorting their contents by any of the columns in the table. See 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.

SMW formats its tables with CSS class="smwtable". Using this class on other tables to achieve similar formatting is possible, but will only work reliably if the according page contains a query or other SMW specific elements. In other cases, the SMW style files will not be loaded at all, so the style is not available.