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markdown-table

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markdown-table

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Generate fancy Markdown/ASCII tables.

Installation

npm:

npm install markdown-table

Usage

Normal usage (defaults to left-alignment):

var table = require('markdown-table')
 
table([
  ['Branch', 'Commit'],
  ['master', '0123456789abcdef'],
  ['staging', 'fedcba9876543210']
])

Yields:

| Branch  | Commit           |
| ------- | ---------------- |
| master  | 0123456789abcdef |
| staging | fedcba9876543210 |

With alignment:

table(
  [
    ['Beep', 'No.', 'Boop'],
    ['beep', '1024', 'xyz'],
    ['boop', '3388450', 'tuv'],
    ['foo', '10106', 'qrstuv'],
    ['bar', '45', 'lmno']
  ],
  {
    align: ['l', 'c', 'r']
  }
)

Yields:

| Beep |   No.   |   Boop |
| :--- | :-----: | -----: |
| beep |   1024  |    xyz |
| boop | 3388450 |    tuv |
| foo  |  10106  | qrstuv |
| bar  |    45   |   lmno |

Alignment on dots:

table([['No.'], ['0.1.2'], ['11.22.33'], ['5.6.'], ['1.22222']], {
  align: '.'
})

Yields:

|    No.      |
| :---------: |
|   0.1.2     |
| 11.22.33    |
|   5.6.      |
|     1.22222 |

API

markdownTable(table[, options])

Turns a given matrix of strings (an array of arrays of strings) into a table.

options
options.align

One style for all columns, or styles for their respective columns (string or Array.<string>). Each style is either 'l' (left), 'r' (right), 'c' (centre), or '.' (dot). Other values are treated as '', which doesn’t place the colon but does left align. Only the lowercased first character is used, so Right is fine.

options.delimiter

Value to insert between cells (string, default: ' | '). Careful, setting this to a non-pipe breaks GitHub Flavoured Markdown.

options.start

Value to insert at the beginning of every row (string, default: '| ').

options.end

Value to insert at the end of every row (string, default: ' |').

options.rule

Whether to display a rule between the header and the body of the table (boolean, default: true). Careful, will break GitHub Flavoured Markdown when false.

options.stringLength

Method to detect the length of a cell (Function, default: s => s.length).

ANSI-sequences mess up tables on terminals. To fix this, you have to pass in a stringLength option to detect the “visible” length of a cell.

var strip = require('strip-ansi')
 
function stringLength(cell) {
  return strip(cell).length
}
options.pad

Whether to pad the markdown for table cells to make them the same width (boolean, default: true). Setting this to false will cause the table rows to remain staggered.

Inspiration

The original idea and basic implementation was inspired by James Halliday’s text-table library.

License

MIT © Titus Wormer

Install

npm i markdown-table

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