layout: docs title: Tables description: Documentation and examples for opt-in styling of tables (given their prevalent use in JavaScript plugins) with Bootstrap. group: content toc: true

Examples

Due to the widespread use of tables across third-party widgets like calendars and date pickers, we've designed our tables to be opt-in. Just add the base class .table to any <table>, then extend with custom styles or our various included modifier classes.

Using the most basic table markup, here's how .table-based tables look in Bootstrap. All table styles are inherited in Bootstrap 4, meaning any nested tables will be styled in the same manner as the parent.

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You can also invert the colors—with light text on dark backgrounds—with .table-dark.

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Table head options

Similar to tables and dark tables, use the modifier classes .thead-light or .thead-dark to make <thead>s appear light or dark gray.

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Striped rows

Use .table-striped to add zebra-striping to any table row within the <tbody>.

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Bordered table

Add .table-bordered for borders on all sides of the table and cells.

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Borderless table

Add .table-borderless for a table without borders.

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.table-borderless can also be used on dark tables.

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Hoverable rows

Add .table-hover to enable a hover state on table rows within a <tbody>.

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Small table

Add .table-sm to make tables more compact by cutting cell padding in half.

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Contextual classes

Use contextual classes to color table rows or individual cells.

  {% for color in site.data.theme-colors %}
  <tr class="table-{{ color.name }}">
    <th scope="row">{{ color.name | capitalize }}</th>
    <td>Cell</td>
    <td>Cell</td>
  </tr>{% endfor %}
</tbody>

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Regular table background variants are not available with the dark table, however, you may use [text or background utilities]({{ site.baseurl }}/docs/{{ site.docs_version }}/utilities/colors/) to achieve similar styles.

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Create responsive tables by wrapping any .table with .table-responsive{-sm|-md|-lg|-xl}, making the table scroll horizontally at each max-width breakpoint of up to (but not including) 576px, 768px, 992px, and 1120px, respectively.

{% include callout-info-mediaqueries-breakpoints.md %}

Captions

A <caption> functions like a heading for a table. It helps users with screen readers to find a table and understand what it's about and decide if they want to read it.

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Responsive tables

Responsive tables allow tables to be scrolled horizontally with ease. Make any table responsive across all viewports by wrapping a .table with .table-responsive. Or, pick a maximum breakpoint with which to have a responsive table up to by using .table-responsive{-sm|-md|-lg|-xl}.

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Vertical clipping/truncation

Responsive tables make use of overflow-y: hidden, which clips off any content that goes beyond the bottom or top edges of the table. In particular, this can clip off dropdown menus and other third-party widgets. {% endcapture %} {% include callout.html content=callout type=“warning” %}

Always responsive

Across every breakpoint, use .table-responsive for horizontally scrolling tables.

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Breakpoint specific

Use .table-responsive{-sm|-md|-lg|-xl} as needed to create responsive tables up to a particular breakpoint. From that breakpoint and up, the table will behave normally and not scroll horizontally.

{% highlight html %} {% for bp in site.data.breakpoints %}{% unless bp.breakpoint == “xs” %}