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Creating a formatted table in DPL3 can be a bit challenging, fortunately a step-by step approach (with examples) can make it much easier.

Table Output[edit]

An example of creating a DPL auto-table (only Bureaucrats should work with DPL3) is page name here page.

Select Pages[edit]

First we need to select the right pages to list in the output, so we start simple there.

Note: Notice the difference in syntax between the two different DPL use methods!

First we'll start with just displaying the list of items for output to see if we're getting the pages we expect.

  • Boss Dragons Icon.png Caution: Always intentionally limit the number of possible results you can get with count=5 to avoid an unintentional huge result set:

Code:
{{#dpl:
|category=Dragons
|notcategory=Clan Dragons
|notcategory=Boss Dragons
|count=5
}}

Result

First we'll start with just displaying the list of items for output to see if we're getting the pages we expect (intentionally limited via count=5 to avoid a huge result set):
Code:

<dpl>
  category=Dragons
  notcategory=Clan Dragons
  notcategory=Boss Dragons
  count=5
</dpl>

Result



OOPS! Nope, ↑ that (above) is not what we wanted, and why testing initial output before output is so important.
We wanted Dragons-only so we need a category that houses only Dragons (which Standard Dragons does):

First we'll start with just displaying the list of items for output to see if we're getting the pages we expect (intentionally limited via count=5 to avoid a huge result set):
Code:

{{#dpl:
|category=Standard Dragons
|notcategory=Clan Dragons
|notcategory=Boss Dragons
|count=5
}}

Result

First we'll start with just displaying the list of items for output to see if we're getting the pages we expect (intentionally limited via count=5 to avoid a huge result set):
Code:

<dpl>
  category=Standard Dragons
  notcategory=Clan Dragons
  notcategory=Boss Dragons
  count=5
</dpl>

Result

Include/Volume[edit]

Okay, so now that we're getting the pages listed in the output that we wanted/needed, lets include some template parameter values with it, we'll do page title, then cost. The "include" can be used to set parameter values to include in simple output (inline or table), separated by colons:

Simple List Include[edit]

By default the page name is already output into a simple list, so referencing the {template}:parameter will include a page's parameter value (or chain of them {template}:cost:base:second:third) followed by a comma. This lets us test that we're getting the parameter values from the template:
Code:

{{#dpl:
|category=Standard Dragons
|notcategory=Clan Dragons
|notcategory=Boss Dragons
|include = {DragonBox}:cost,
|count=5
}}


Result:

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Simple Table with Include[edit]

Okay, now that we're getting the output we want, we can look at formatting it into a table. Notice we have:

  • to set format
  • listseparators to start the table, set its header, and end the table.
  • secseparators customize the output format of included sections.
    • secseparators=Start1,End1,Start2,End2,..,..

{{#dpl:
|category = Uncommon (classification)
|notcategory = Clan Dragons
|notcategory = Boss Dragons
|include = {DragonBox}:[[%PAGE%|%TITLE%]]:cost,
|mode = userformat
|count=5
|listseparators = \n{¦class="wikitable sortable" \n¦-\n!Dragon \n!Cost ,\n¦-,\n¦-\n¦-,\n¦}
|secseparators  = \n¦class="orange-box"¦,,\n¦, 
}}


Result:

Dragon Cost
Armored Dragon 400
Assassin Dragon 8
Bee Dragon 325
Breeze Rock Dragon 299
Brick Dragon 425

Note: Formatting is very limited in this simple table mode, for advanced formatting use a surrogate template.

<dpl>
 category = Uncommon (classification)
 notcategory = Clan Dragons
 notcategory = Boss Dragons
 include = {DragonBox}:[[%PAGE%|%TITLE%]]:cost,
 mode = userformat
 count = 5
 listseparators = ¶{|class="wikitable sortable" ¶|-¶!Dragon ¶!Cost ,¶|-,¶|-¶|-,¶|}
 secseparators  = ¶|class="orange-box"|,,¶|, 
</dpl>


Result:

Dragon Cost
Armored Dragon 400
Assassin Dragon 8
Bee Dragon 325
Breeze Rock Dragon 299
Brick Dragon 425
Note: Formatting is very limited in this simple table mode, for advanced formatting use a surrogate template.