How to add tables to a template

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Tables are an excellent way to present data in an organized, easy-to-read format. With DocuGenerate, you can dynamically generate tables in your documents using JSON data. Whether it’s a simple inventory list, a product catalog, or a complex financial report, tables can be created with ease.

Creating tables

The syntax for creating tables in your templates follows a similar structure to lists. The difference is that you’ll specify additional fields for each row of the table.

Here’s an example of how you can create a table with the headers Name, Quantity, and Price:

Name Quantity Price
[#items][name] [quantity] [price][/items]

In this syntax, [#items] and [/items] denote the start and end of the loop for each row in the table. You can also use [/] as a shorthand version to denote the end of the loop. The [name], [quantity], and [price] tags within the loop will be replaced with the corresponding values from the JSON data.

Here’s an example of JSON data for the above template:

  "items": [{
    "name": "Cars",
    "quantity": "10",
    "price": "$100"
  }, {
    "name": "Trains",
    "quantity": "20",
    "price": "$500"

Given the above JSON data, the template will generate the following table:

Name Quantity Price
Cars 10 $100
Trains 20 $500

This feature allows you to create dynamic tables in your documents, tailoring each document to the unique data it represents.