{html_table} is a custom function that dumps an array of data into an HTML table. The cols attribute determines how many columns will be in the table. The table_attr, tr_attr and td_attr values determine the attributes given to the table, tr and td tags. If tr_attr or td_attr are arrays, they will be cycled through. trailpad is the value put into the trailing cells on the last table row if there are any present.

Attribute NameTypeRequiredDefaultDescription
looparrayYesn/aarray of data to loop through
colsintegerNo3 number of columns in the table. if the cols-attribute is empty, but rows are given, then the number of cols is computed by the number of rows and the number of elements to display to be just enough cols to display all elements. If both, rows and cols, are omitted cols defaults to 3.
rowsintegerNoempty number of rows in the table. if the rows-attribute is empty, but cols are given, then the number of rows is computed by the number of cols and the number of elements to display to be just enough rows to display all elements.
innerstringNocols direction of consecutive elements in the loop-array to be rendered. cols means elements are displayed col-by-col. rows means elements are displayed row-by-row.
table_attrstringNoborder="1"attributes for table tag
tr_attrstringNoemptyattributes for tr tag (arrays are cycled)
td_attrstringNoemptyattributes for td tag (arrays are cycled)
trailpadstringNo value to pad the trailing cells on last row with (if any)
hdirstringNoright direction of each row to be rendered. possible values: right (left-to-right), and left (right-to-left)
vdirstringNodown direction of each column to be rendered. possible values: down (top-to-bottom), up (bottom-to-top)

Example 8-18. html_table

php code:
$smarty = new Smarty;
template code:
{html_table loop=$data}
{html_table loop=$data cols=4 table_attr='border="0"'}
{html_table loop=$data cols=4 tr_attr=$tr}

The above example will output:

<table border="1">
<table border="0">
<table border="1">
<tr bgcolor="#eeeeee"><td>1</td><td>2</td><td>3</td><td>4</td></tr>
<tr bgcolor="#dddddd"><td>5</td><td>6</td><td>7</td><td>8</td></tr>
<tr bgcolor="#eeeeee"><td>9</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td></tr>
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