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Table Styling Formula Improvement & Documentation

Hello Community & Devs!

 

This idea consists of a couple of requests that are related to the same topic - table styling using the formula field.  As most probably know, the table tool offers column/row specific formatting.  Some of the basic formatting offered in the configuration are: fonts, texts colors, and backgrounds.  For anything that doesn't fall into these types of formatting rules, there is a "Formula" option that allows the user to define CSS-like statements to format the selected column, row, or cell.  Related to this formula, I have two requests:

 

  1. I would like a double border to be included as an option.  After speaking with a support engineer, they do not believe this is currently available.  The double border is used in most financial documents as the "sum line".  I see a lot of uses for this, especially in my industry.  I would expect a formula like this: "border-top: 1px solid double black;" to give a result like this:goal.pngDesired OutputBut it gives a result like this:whatihave.pngCurrent Alteryx Output
  2. I would like to see additional documentation on this Style Formula field so users have a reference when attempting to do advanced styling on a table.  I don't think it's sufficient to say, "Use of this requires a solid understanding of CSS styles" if all CSS styling options aren't available.  Documentation would at least let us know that what we are attempting to do isn't possible.

 

Thanks for considering my ideas!

 

-Nick

 

 

1 Comment
Asteroid

I have experimented with table styling formulas to add lines to the top and bottom using the following in the formula box:

 

"Border-top: 1px solid black; Border-bottom: 3px solid black;"

 

When this feature gets added, it would be nice if it could be created with a single instruction, for example;

 

"Border-topandbottom; 1px solid black;"

 

Thanks