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Horizontal scroll on overflow of table

Posted by: admin November 29, 2017 Leave a comment

Questions:

I have a basic table in a container. The table will have about 25 columns. I am trying to add a horizontal scroll bar on overflow of the table and am having a really tough time.

What is happening now, is the table cells are accommodating the cells contents by automatically adjusting the height of the cell and maintaining a fixed table width.

I appreciate any suggestions on why my method is not working on how to fix this.

Many thanks in advance!

CSS

.search-table-outter {margin-bottom:30px; }
.search-table{table-layout: fixed; margin:40px auto 0px auto;  overflow-x:scroll; }
.search-table, td, th{border-collapse:collapse; border:1px solid #777;}
th{padding:20px 7px; font-size:15px; color:#444; background:#66C2E0;}
td{padding:5px 10px; height:35px;}
tr:nth-child(even)  {background: #f5f5f5;}
tr:nth-child(odd)   {background: #FFF;}

HTML

<div class="search-table-outter wrapper">
    <table class="search-table inner">
        <tr>
            <th>Col1</th>
            <th>col2</th>
            <th>col3</th>
            <th>col4</th>
            <th>col5</th>
            <th>col5</th>
        </tr>
        <?php echo $rows; ?>
    </table>
</div>

JS fiddle (Note: if possible, I would like the horizontal scroll bar to be in the container with the red border):
http://jsfiddle.net/ZXnqM/3/

Answers:

I think your overflow should be on the outer container. You can also explicitly set a min width for the columns. Like this:

.search-table-outter { overflow-x: scroll; }
th, td { min-width: 200px; }

Fiddle: http://jsfiddle.net/5WsEt/

Questions:
Answers:

Unless I grossly misunderstood your question, move overflow-x:scroll from .search-table to .search-table-outter.

http://jsfiddle.net/ZXnqM/4/

.search-table-outter {border:2px solid red; overflow-x:scroll;}
.search-table{table-layout: fixed; margin:40px auto 0px auto;   }

As far as I know you can’t give scrollbars to tables themselves.

Questions:
Answers:
   .search-table-outter {border:2px solid red; overflow-x:scroll;}
   .search-table{table-layout: fixed; margin:40px auto 0px auto;   }
   .search-table, td, th{border-collapse:collapse; border:1px solid #777;}
   th{padding:20px 7px; font-size:15px; color:#444; background:#66C2E0;}
   td{padding:5px 10px; height:35px;}

You should provide scroll in div.

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On a responsive site for mobiles the whole thing has to be positioned absolute on a relative div. And fixed height. Media Query set for relevance.

@media only screen and (max-width: 480px){
  .scroll-wrapper{
    position:absolute;
    overflow-x:scroll;
  }