Style table columns - 8.x


This page outlines an example of how to style table columns using the CSV Table macro, Table Plus macro, Attachment Table macro, or JSON Table Macro, which are part of the Advanced Tables for Confluence app.

Since release 5.4, there are more capabilities to control table display characteristics. Specifically, setting the table class (default is confluenceTable), table style, and row styles. See Common table capabilities for more details.

Since release 6.4, there is now another option for column styling with the columnStyles parameter. It defines column level CSS at the HTML column level where as the columnAttributes parameter works at the element level and provides more than CSS styling capabilities. columnStyles can be easier to use and is recommended for most use cases. However, it does not cover every use case that is available with the columnAttributes parameter. 

Macro browser input

Select this macro

Macro name

Any of the following:

  • Advanced Tables - CSV 
  • Advanced Tables - Table Plus
  • Advanced Tables - Attachment Table
Macro syntax

Any of the following:

  • {csv}
  • {table-plus}
  • {attachment-table}


Each column can be styled by setting the style attribute. For example setting the columnAttributes parameter to:

Column settings > Formatting >   > Column attributes (1







Wiki markup input

For a table built using the CSV Table macro:

	Heading 1,Heading 2,Heading 3

Example result

Styling guide

The table styling shown in this example utilizes the common table capabilities of several Bob Swift Atlassian apps including Advanced Tables for Confluence, SQL for Confluence, and others.

For creative inspiration when styling your own Confluence Tables (including live examples) visit our Styling guide for tables.

Other examples

Visit our full list of product examples for additional inspiration!