How can I have two rows in my table that span multiple columns, while still being compatible with bootstrap?

How can I have two rows in my table that span multiple columns, while still being compatible with bootstrap?

I’m using bootstrap with my web application. I’m trying to get a table design layout to work while still being able to use bootstrap’s table-striped class. Currently I’m using the following:

ID Name Department Started
6
John Doe
12 Sales Total; 4 March, 3 April, 12 July, 14 August
Sales Feb. 12th 2010

However, I’m wanting the 12 Sales Total; 4 March, 3 April, 12 July, 14 August of the table to appear below John Doe Sales Feb. 12th 2010 and not wrap within the column it’s in now. If I use two separate

elements to get the layout to work then the table-striped no longer works properly.
Edit:
So here is the current setup. This gets what I want except for the issue where the text on the div doesn’t span the other columns, and just wraps within the column it’s currently in. http://jsfiddle.net/AkT6R/
I’ve tried something earlier that was mentioned in a submitted answer by @Bryce, but this isn’t compatible with Bootstrap it seems. http://jsfiddle.net/AkT6R/1/

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Solutions/Answers:

Solution 1:

Like so. You need rowspan plus colspan:

<table border=1>
  <thead>
    <th>ID</th>
    <th>Name</th>
    <th>Department</th>
    <th>Started</th>
  </thead>
  <tbody>
    <tr>
      <td rowspan=2>6</td>
      <td>
         <div>John Doe</div>
      </td>
      <td>Sales</td>
      <td>Feb. 12th 2010</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
        <td colspan=3>
         <div>12 Sales Total; 4 March, 3 April, 12 July, 14 August</div>
        </td>
    </tr>
  </tbody>
</table>

See it in action at http://jsfiddle.net/brycenesbitt/QJ4m5/2/


Then for your CSS problem. Right click and “Inspect element” in Chrome. Your background color comes from bootstrap.min.css. This applies a color to even and odd rows:

.table-striped>tbody>tr:nth-child(odd)>td,
.table-striped>tbody>tr:nth-child(odd)>th
{
background-color: #f9f9f9;
}

Fiddle it appropriately for your double sized rows:

.table-striped>tbody>tr:nth-child(4n+1)>td,
.table-striped>tbody>tr:nth-child(4n+2)>td
{    background-color: #ff10ff;
}
.table-striped>tbody>tr:nth-child(4n+3)>td,
.table-striped>tbody>tr:nth-child(4n+4)>td
{    background-color: #00ffff;
}

Done.

Solution 2:

Use the colspan tag attribute.

<td colspan="2">

or

    <td colspan="4">

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