How do I insert new rows and columns in the Table in perspective to draw.io Mockup Text?

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    can you please tell me where to see "mock up" text ? Commented Aug 31, 2016 at 10:54
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    @USer345738380 : at bottom left, click on "More shapes..", then choose "Mockup"
    – Luke
    Commented Aug 13, 2020 at 4:31

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Assuming you're referring to the Table object in Mockup Text, when you go into edit mode (double click) select one of the rows. When you do that the table section will appear in the format panel on the right with the usual insert row/colum, before/after.

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  • Also, if you select the whole table (instead of a single cell) then the grid button lets you change the dimensions of the whole table.
    – davetapley
    Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 21:26
  • thanks David, do you know how to add gridlines to this table? Commented May 6, 2015 at 18:34
  • When I attempted to use the tables from "Mockup Text", it did not show these controls, and it was quite confusing. I don't know if something has changed in the interim since this answer was posted. Tables in the "Misc" category, on the other hand, did have the table controls in the format panel.
    – benjwadams
    Commented Nov 11, 2015 at 21:30
  • can you please tell me where to see "mock up" text ? Commented Aug 31, 2016 at 10:54

Table control appears

Table controls appear when a particular cell is selected as shown in the screenshot. Works for all tables, whether from "Misc" or "Mockup" etc.


  1. Single click selects the table
  2. Double click selects all the text in the table
  3. Triple click selects a particular cell contents, and then the table control appears on the panel
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    Triple click got the panel working for me. Thanks!
    – Reisclef
    Commented Feb 8, 2017 at 13:32
  • It doesn't work for Bootstrap tables. Those don't seem to be editable, except for the cell contents.
    – Otiel
    Commented Jun 20, 2018 at 10:01

If you are using VSCode extension, you can find the table edit options under the Arrange tab. enter image description here

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    Yep, that works! :) So not intuitive....that I had to search here :<
    – Jacob
    Commented Aug 3, 2022 at 20:53
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    Also true of the full client. Commented Nov 21, 2023 at 2:38

use search option in draw io to check for table enter image description here

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Then double click inside table's cell to get the table edit options at the right pane to add or delete row / column

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Not specifically for tables, but Google led me to this question. You can copy then paste one of the children in UML objects, then add the child to the object by drag an drop.

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CTL-D while selecting a text box inside the container will create a duplicate of the entire row.

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