How to Handle Tables

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How to Handle Tables

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There are three ways for Jama to interpret tables that are imported through MS Word.

Descriptions may include tables (default option)
Each table is an individual item
Each table row is an individual item

 

Notes:

If your document includes a Heading, the import will use that to create a container for the subsequent items.
If you select the default option you can simply select Next. However, if you choose Each table is an individual item or Each table row is an individual item you will be asked to map fields and preview the results.
Tables in Word can only be mapped using only one style. If you are using multiple tables, they will need to be of the same Import Style.

DescriptionsMayIncTables

Table Import Styles

Descriptions may include tables

Select this default option when the document you are importing has no tables or the tables hold content for the description only. There is no need to map fields when using this option.

Note: The Rich Text Editor in Jama is most compatible when using a Table Style within Word and Excel.

Example document

ExDocDescMayIncludeTables

Example results

ExResultsDescMayIncludeTablesExplorerResultsDescIncludesTables

Each table is an individual item

Select this option when the document you are importing contains a table for each individual item to be imported. The table may have more than two columns, but the name of the field must be in the cell to the left of the field's value.
Note: If your document includes a Heading, the import will use that to create a container for the subsequent items.

Example document

ExDocEachTableIsIndividualItem

Example results

HeadingBecomesContainer

ExResultsEachTableIndItem

Each table row is an individual item

Select this option when the document contains a table that contains multiple items to be imported. The table may have more than two columns, but the cells containing the field names must be in the top row of the table.

Example document

ExDocEachTableRowIsIndItem

Example results

ExResultsEachTableRowIsIndItem