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Table Helper

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Table Helper

New in version 2.3: The table helper was introduced in Symfony 2.3.

When building a console application it may be useful to display tabular data:


To display a table, use the Symfony\Component\Console\Helper\TableHelper, set headers, rows and render:

$table = $this->getHelper('table');
    ->setHeaders(array('ISBN', 'Title', 'Author'))
        array('99921-58-10-7', 'Divine Comedy', 'Dante Alighieri'),
        array('9971-5-0210-0', 'A Tale of Two Cities', 'Charles Dickens'),
        array('960-425-059-0', 'The Lord of the Rings', 'J. R. R. Tolkien'),
        array('80-902734-1-6', 'And Then There Were None', 'Agatha Christie'),

The table layout can be customized as well. There are two ways to customize table rendering: using named layouts or by customizing rendering options.

Customize Table Layout using Named Layouts

The Table helper ships with two preconfigured table layouts:

  • TableHelper::LAYOUT_DEFAULT

Layout can be set using setLayout() method.

Customize Table Layout using Rendering Options

You can also control table rendering by setting custom rendering option values:

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