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Creating tables in extensions

lorrden
I cannot figure out how to create a table in an extension. Does anyone have any pointers for how to do this?

I want to create a block macro extension that automatically creates an Asciidoctor table in the AST, and it should work with both the html, docbook and pdf output (through Asciidoctor-pdf).

I have been able to create small text fragments and other items, but not tables.
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Re: Creating tables in extensions

mojavelinux
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The table AST really wasn't designed as a public-facing API. The best way to do it at the moment is to generate AsciiDoc, then use the parse_content method to parse it into a block. You can see that being done in this extension: https://github.com/asciidoctor/asciidoctor-extensions-lab/blob/master/lib/textql-block.rb

Cheers,

-Dan

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I cannot figure out how to create a table in an extension. Does anyone have any pointers for how to do this?

I want to create a block macro extension that automatically creates an Asciidoctor table in the AST, and it should work with both the html, docbook and pdf output (through Asciidoctor-pdf).

I have been able to create small text fragments and other items, but not tables.


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Re: Creating tables in extensions

lorrden
Thanks,  that got me in the right direction, just for reference something like this will work:


class FooBarMacro < Asciidoctor::Extensions::BlockMacroProcessor
  use_dsl

  named :foobar

  def process parent, target, attrs
    tab = ['[width="15%"]',
           '|=======',
           '|1 |2 |A',
           '|3 |4 |B',
           '|5 |6 |C',
           '|=======']
    block = create_open_block parent, '', attrs
    parse_content block, tab, attrs
  end
end