Awesome Asciidoctor: CSV and DSV Tables

With Asciidoctor we can create tables where the header and rows are in CSV (Comma Separated Values) and DSV (Delimiter Separated Values) format. Normally we use a pipe-symbol (|) to separate cell values. This is actually PSV (Prefix Separated Values) :-).

In the following Asciidoctor markup we create a very simple table with a header and two rows using CSV:

We generate this into HTML and we get the following result:

Asciidoctor provides also another way to define the above table:

The previous samples used a comma to separate values, but we can also use colon (:). The next sample contains tables defined with DSV:

With the include directive we can also include data from an external CSV of DSV file to create a table (of course also the traditional pipe-symbol separated format can be in an external file):

The file has the following contents:

Code written with Asciidoctor 1.5.0.

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