The markdown syntax says that you can use regular HTML and specifically mentions <table> as being possible. The only restrictions being that you have blank lines before and after the table, and that the <table> and </table> tags are not indented.

But this doesn't appear to work in Trello.

Is this just not supported, or is there a way to do this that I'm missing?


There are two common ways to render tables inside markdown content:

Unfortunately the markdown library used by Trello doesn't support either of these options - so no tables in Trello for the time being.

As others have partly mentioned, the imperfect workarounds are:

  • Fake tables by using a code block
  • Upload/embed an image that displays your table
  • Link to a Google Doc/Spreadsheet or some other URL

You can sort of fake it by using three backticks (```) to create a code block like this:

| Tables        | Are           | Cool  |
| ------------- |:-------------:| -----:|
| col 3 is      | right-aligned | $1600 |
| col 2 is      | centered      |   $12 |
| zebra stripes | are neat      |    $1 |

which creates this:

| Tables        | Are           | Cool  |
| ------------- |:-------------:| -----:|
| col 3 is      | right-aligned | $1600 |
| col 2 is      | centered      |   $12 |
| zebra stripes | are neat      |    $1 |

This markdown cheat sheet includes tables: https://github.com/adam-p/markdown-here/wiki/Markdown-Cheatsheet - but it doesn't appear to work in Trello.

  • Tables aren't part of the core Markdown spec, but they are part of GFM and Markdown Here supports them. which is feature of github. So it won't work in trello. – Amit Patel Jan 20 '16 at 6:25

if migrating to a different planning app is an option for you, then have a look at Favro. you can import your entire trello board easily, so nothing gets lost. then you will be able to make use of Favro's features, which include displaying a table. this is how you do it:

Fancy | Favro | Table
:- | :-: | -:
left | center | right

you separate each column with a vertical bar. then, in the second row, you need to specify how each column will be aligned. :- aligns to the left, :-: centres the text in the column, and -: aligns to the right.

see more info in the documentation.


Yes, download the Trello Table Markdown Chrome extension. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/pgifaolbebmlmfafkgngfjchfpcpndig

Or better yet: download the full featured Trello Cards Optimizer version: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/trello-cards-optimizer/ipbjjbpopodbnjbjnneakhcppdocpelg

Both are free.

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