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Scrollable HTML Table

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Make your HTML tables scrollable with this simple method. No additional coding necessary!
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This JavaScript code can be used to convert tables in ordinary HTML into scrollable ones. No additional coding is necessary. All you need to do is put header rows in TBODY and give your table an ID field, include the ScrollableTable.js file and call makeScrollableTable in your document's onLoad method.

<script language="JavaScript" src=ScrollableTable.js></script>

<body onload="makeScrollableTable('tabela',true,'auto');">

<table border=0 id=tabela align=center 

  style="border-color: black; border-style: solid; border-width: 1;">
  <th bgcolor=blue style="color: white" rowspan=2 valign=bottom>ColA</th>
  <th bgcolor=blue style="color: white" colspan=2 align=center>ColBC</th>
  <th bgcolor=blue style="color: white" colspan=2 align=center>ColDE</th>
  <th bgcolor=blue style="color: white" rowspan=2 valign=bottom>ColF</th>
  <th bgcolor=blue style="color: white">ColB</th>
  <th bgcolor=blue style="color: white">ColC</th>
  <th bgcolor=blue style="color: white">ColD</th>
  <th bgcolor=blue style="color: white">ColE</th>
  <td bgcolor=blue style="color: white" colspan=6 align=center>Footer</td>


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Comments and Discussions

GeneralComplete scrollable table Pin
shahib17-Nov-08 4:56
membershahib17-Nov-08 4:56 
General"out of stack space" error Pin
mikem4223-Apr-08 9:55
membermikem4223-Apr-08 9:55 
Generalonly first line aligns correctly - solved Pin
niik26-Sep-07 3:39
memberniik26-Sep-07 3:39 
QuestionScrollable table with percentage width Pin
SmitaU25-Sep-07 0:33
memberSmitaU25-Sep-07 0:33 
GeneralChange input value in footer Pin
titus6922-Mar-07 1:11
membertitus6922-Mar-07 1:11 
Great job with this script.
But have a bug with input in footer.
We try to change an input dynamically with document.forms[0].elements['XX'].value='3' . When then we do alert(document.forms[0].elements['XX'].value) the value is correct, but on the screen there is the initial value.
Did someone resolved this ?

GeneralHelp me with Horizontal scroll Pin
manivd29-Nov-06 18:50
membermanivd29-Nov-06 18:50 
QuestionHow to make scrollbar work dynamic? Pin
abergdavid14-Nov-06 10:13
memberabergdavid14-Nov-06 10:13 
GeneralScrollbars not displaying with the XHTML DOCTYPE Pin
Rick-N-Roll28-Sep-06 12:19
memberRick-N-Roll28-Sep-06 12:19 
GeneralScrollable table that dynamically resizes columns -- no need to preset widths for IE Pin
dizzee_rascal18-Jul-06 15:55
memberdizzee_rascal18-Jul-06 15:55 
GeneralfixTableWidth Problem Pin
chris lasater19-Jan-06 6:15
memberchris lasater19-Jan-06 6:15 
QuestionScrollable HTML Table Pin
ndhai3-Dec-05 5:35
memberndhai3-Dec-05 5:35 
Generalsome table work on javascript Pin
sumera nazli14-Oct-05 7:47
susssumera nazli14-Oct-05 7:47 
QuestionHow to make horizontal scrolling Pin
sach_oz9-Sep-05 20:53
membersach_oz9-Sep-05 20:53 
GeneralNo scrollbar in Mozilla and netscape Pin
marine_costal5-Jul-05 10:05
membermarine_costal5-Jul-05 10:05 
GeneralRe: No scrollbar in Mozilla and netscape Pin
Rohit Joshi23-Feb-07 4:09
memberRohit Joshi23-Feb-07 4:09 
GeneralRe: No scrollbar in Mozilla and netscape Pin
Terri Layman17-Sep-08 10:09
memberTerri Layman17-Sep-08 10:09 
GeneralRe: No scrollbar in Mozilla and netscape Pin
frankfry22-Sep-08 3:59
memberfrankfry22-Sep-08 3:59 
QuestionRe: No scrollbar in Mozilla and netscape Pin
slymenk8-May-09 2:05
memberslymenk8-May-09 2:05 
GeneralRe: No scrollbar in Mozilla and netscape Pin
slamb824-Mar-10 5:04
memberslamb824-Mar-10 5:04 
Generalprogram not compiling, stops at thead Pin
Lisaleb15-Jun-05 15:00
memberLisaleb15-Jun-05 15:00 
Questionsorting? Pin
raforaez7-Jun-05 4:22
memberraforaez7-Jun-05 4:22 
GeneralMozilla Firefox support Pin
Anonymous19-May-05 23:12
sussAnonymous19-May-05 23:12 
GeneralRe: Mozilla Firefox support Pin
Rohit Joshi23-Feb-07 4:10
memberRohit Joshi23-Feb-07 4:10 
GeneralNo scrollbar in Mozilla Pin
clairelw23-Mar-05 0:30
memberclairelw23-Mar-05 0:30 
GeneralRe: No scrollbar in Mozilla Pin
Rohit Joshi23-Feb-07 4:09
memberRohit Joshi23-Feb-07 4:09 

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