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Attribute Data Type: 

Attribute Default Value: 

Attribute Group: 

Attribute Purpose: 

Attribute Inherited from Preferences?   

Attribute Read-Only? 

Attribute Intrinsic? 

Attribute First Added: 

Attribute Altered: 

 action   [other action-type attributes]

 (not set - empty string)

 Map   [other Map Group attributes]

 Action code




 Already in v5.0.0


This holds an expression for display of tabular information in map container icons about the container's child notes; descendants are not included.

For example, if $TableExpression is


Tinderbox will draw a two-column table containing the $Name and $WordCount of the first few children of the container. The "|" character (often called a vertical bar or pipe) separates the columns of the table.

Optional column headings can be specified via $TableHeading.

The expression code may be conditional. This lists all children with $Name and $Sibling order data displayed:

if($Prototype != "Attributes"){$Name+"|"+$SiblingOrder} 

This conditional version ignores any children that are agents:


This version only lists items of prototype type "Event":

if($Prototype += "Event"){$Name+"|"+$SiblingOrder} 

Possible relevant notes (via "Similar Notes" feature):

A Tinderbox Reference File : Attributes : System Attribute List : TableExpression