How can one add a class to the rendered table when a view is outputted as table?

In html-list format for example one can add a class to a wrapper OR/AND to the list. Is this possible to the table as well?



I have done it before using views templates. Are you familiar with using views templates? If not, there is a link under "Advanced" that is titled, "Theme Information" or something like that. You can click that link and look for style output.

There are a number of different filename suggestions. You can get very specific with the naming. Once you have created the file in your theme's folder, simply click the style output link. Copy the code and then paste it into the empty file in your theme's folder.

If you have questions, please let me know.

Thanks for your reply.

Eventually I did it this way, but in my opinion it makes no sense creating different "view templates" for each necessary view that has a table output, only to add a class to the table.

Besides that, it's not consistent with how view formatting works in other formats. As I said in my original post, in the html list format you can easily add classes in the UI. Why not in the table format?

I'm also looking for this. Views has the ability to give a class to a row as well as give a class to an entire view, so why not allow classes to be given to tables?

Taking a look in theme/views-view-table.tpl.php, it looks like the functionality to add a class to a table is there, just not in the Views UI interface.
<table <?php if ($classes) { print 'class="'. $classes . '" '; } ?><?php print $attributes; ?>>

Same problem here. Looking in the style output:
$classes: A class or classes to apply to the table, based on settings.
But I can't find this setting in Views UI neither.

I'm looking for this also.

I second this request, I totally agree with #3 and while I'm sure everybody found a workaround to do that in template, I think it's leading us to a disease called tpl'itis.

Component:Miscellaneous» table style
Category:support» bug

Yes, this implies a setting is available in the GUI when its not.

Category:bug» feature


+1 for this.




Actually the class specified in the "Advanced" area does work, but it acts on a DIV rather than on the table, so the CSS needs to read:

.yourclass table {}

rather than

table.yourclass {}

This is view-independent so you can have a favorite table style and select it for any view(s) you want. I was happy to find that I did not have to make a style for each view table or create a style for all view tables, which the other documentation led me to believe.

Issue summary:View changes


I think that this could be closed, since the solution in #14 works perfectly!

I would vote that we close all requests and resort to workarounds, just because there's no will to address users' feedback.

I thinked for a while about this issue. Adding a class to the table while it was already added to the entire view seems redundant to me, so I don't think that #14 is a workaround, but everyone has his own opinion ;)

It can be great to have the control over table class even if you can have a custom class in a parent div because more and more framework like bootstrap require to precisely give classes to your elements.

Easiest way is to put the following in your template.php:

function THEME_preprocess_views_view_table(&$vars) {
$vars['classes_array'][] = 'table';

and if you want striped tables:

function THEME_preprocess_views_view_table(&$vars) {
$vars['classes_array'][] = 'table table-striped';

Hope that helps.

And if you want to have some table stripped and some tables not :)

Definitely it should be configurable in views.