2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 4, 2008 11:50 PM by Reid Swanson RSS

rich:column wrap text

Reid Swanson Newbie


I have a scrollableDataTable that has a column that contains an h:outputText.

The text can be quite long and I would like to either be able to scroll horizontally to see the text or to wrap the text when it reaches the end of the column.

relevant css

.displayTable {
 margin-left: auto;
 margin-right: auto;
 padding: 10px 10px 10px 10px;

.oddRow {
 background-color: #BED6F8;
 width: 100%;

.evenRow {
 background-color: #E4EEFD;
 width: 100%;

relevant code


 style="font-size: 1.5em;"


Right now this will produce columns that are the same width as the table but if the text is longer than the column then it is not accessible (i.e it doesn't wrap) and there is no horizontal scrollbar either.

Any help greatly appreciated.

  • 1. Re: rich:column wrap text
    Armando F. Ibarra Newbie

    Hi DeSilentio,

    Try to redifine the next style:


    something like:

    .rich-table-subheadercell {
    width: 65px;

  • 2. Re: rich:column wrap text
    Reid Swanson Newbie

    Thanks for the response.

    However, that didn't seem to have any effect. (Including not changing the width of any of the cells.)

    I tried both:


    but neither seemed to do anything.

    Are these defined for scrollableDataTable or just dataTable?

    The text wraps fine in a normal dataTable but I need to have scroll bars so I'd prefer to use a scrollableDataTable.