The cells_body() function is used to target the data cells in the table body. The function can be used to apply a footnote with tab_footnote(), to add custom styling with tab_style(), or the transform the targeted cells with text_transform(). The function is expressly used in each of those functions' locations argument. The 'body' location is present by default in every gt table.

## Usage

cells_body(columns = everything(), rows = everything())

## Arguments

columns

The names of the columns that are to be targeted.

rows

The names of the rows that are to be targeted.

## Value

A list object with the classes cells_body and location_cells.

## Overview of Location Helper Functions

Location helper functions can be used to target cells with virtually any function that has a locations argument. Here is a listing of all of the location helper functions, with locations corresponding roughly from top to bottom of a table:

• cells_title(): targets the table title or the table subtitle depending on the value given to the groups argument ("title" or "subtitle").

• cells_stubhead(): targets the stubhead location, a cell of which is only available when there is a stub; a label in that location can be created by using the tab_stubhead() function.

• cells_column_spanners(): targets the spanner column labels with the spanners argument; spanner column labels appear above the column labels.

• cells_column_labels(): targets the column labels with its columns argument.

• cells_row_groups(): targets the row group labels in any available row groups using the groups argument.

• cells_stub(): targets row labels in the table stub using the rows argument.

• cells_body(): targets data cells in the table body using intersections of columns and rows.

• cells_summary(): targets summary cells in the table body using the groups argument and intersections of columns and rows.

• cells_grand_summary(): targets cells of the table's grand summary using intersections of columns and rows

• cells_stub_summary(): targets summary row labels in the table stub using the groups and rows arguments.

• cells_stub_grand_summary(): targets grand summary row labels in the table stub using the rows argument.

• cells_footnotes(): targets all footnotes in the table footer (cannot be used with tab_footnote()).

• cells_source_notes(): targets all source notes in the table footer (cannot be used with tab_footnote()).

When using any of the location helper functions with an appropriate function that has a locations argument (e.g., tab_style()), multiple locations can be targeted by enclosing several cells_*() helper functions in a list() (e.g., list(cells_body(), cells_grand_summary())).

## Examples

Use gtcars to create a gt table. Add a footnote that targets a single data cell with tab_footnote(), using cells_body() in locations (rows = hp == max(hp) will target a single row in the hp column).

gtcars %>%
dplyr::filter(ctry_origin == "United Kingdom") %>%
dplyr::select(mfr, model, year, hp) %>%
gt() %>%
tab_footnote(
footnote = "Highest horsepower.",
locations = cells_body(
columns = hp,
rows = hp == max(hp)
)
) %>%
opt_footnote_marks(marks = c("*", "+"))

## Function ID

7-11

Other helper functions: adjust_luminance(), cell_borders(), cell_fill(), cell_text(), cells_column_labels(), cells_column_spanners(), cells_footnotes(), cells_grand_summary(), cells_row_groups(), cells_source_notes(), cells_stub_grand_summary(), cells_stub_summary(), cells_stubhead(), cells_stub(), cells_summary(), cells_title(), currency(), default_fonts(), escape_latex(), google_font(), gt_latex_dependencies(), html(), md(), pct(), px(), random_id()