The htmltablecell( function extracts the data from a cell in an HTML table.


This function has three parameters:

table – text of the HTML table. This parameter must contain the body of an HTML table with <tr> and <td> tags (however, the actual <table> and </table> tags themselves are not required.

row – row number within HTML table. Rows are numbered starting from 1.

column – column number within HTML table. Columns are numbered starting from 1.


This function extracts the data from a cell in an HTML table. Any tags in the cell are removed, leaving only the actual text. Suppose you set up a variable with an HTML table, like this:

local htable
htable = 
   "<tr><td><font size=-1>Alaska</font></td><td>AK</td></tr>
    <tr><td><font size=-1>Arizona</font></td><td>AR</td></tr>
    <tr><td><font size=-1>Wyoming</font></td><td>WY</td></tr>"

Once this variable is set up, you can extract different table elements using the htmltablecell( function.

htmltablecell(htable,2,1) ☞ Arizona
htmltablecell(htable,3,2) ☞ WY

This function removes any HTML tags that may have been in the cell. If you need the tags as well as the text, use the htmltablecellraw( function.

htmltablecellraw(htable,2,1) ☞ <font size=-1>Arizona</font>
htmltablecellraw(htable,3,2) ☞ WY

Note: This function is equivalent to:


See Also


10.0No ChangeCarried over from Panorama 6.0.