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I can't seem to get this template to work if the parameter input is a table. If the table is used from a template (e.g. {{SkillTable}}), the table will just show properly. However, if the input is a table code, e.g.:


nothing will show up. The pipelines all have to be changed into {{!}}:


and then the table would display correctly. It will be very tedious if every single pipelines have to be replaced, so this template cannot be implemented at the moment. Nikel Talk Vote! 17:29, August 23, 2013 (UTC)

Could use use the pipe template in the template itself? That way, you could use the pipes in the parameters. -- LostInRiverview talk ~ blog 17:46, August 23, 2013 (UTC)
I've tried. I made this template use another one (like {{Sim3}} uses {{Sim}} as the base template) to no avail. Nikel Talk Vote! 17:51, August 23, 2013 (UTC)
I'll have to play around with the template to be able to be any help. I'll copy it over to my testpage and see what I can see. -- LostInRiverview talk ~ blog 17:54, August 23, 2013 (UTC)
I have it loaded on a test page but I don't notice any problems. Perhaps you could make an edit to that page and demonstrate the issue? -- LostInRiverview talk ~ blog 18:12, August 23, 2013 (UTC)
Here. The relationships and memories tabs will not display anything other than "{". Nikel Talk Vote! 18:23, August 23, 2013 (UTC)
The relationships and memories don't have their own templates (like {{SkillTable}} et al), so my suggestion would be to create templates for those and see if it works. -- LostInRiverview talk ~ blog 18:30, August 23, 2013 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure it will work. I'm trying to figure out a way without making their own templates. There's a reason why we don't have them. There's limitless range for a Sim's relationships, memories, and inventory, and I can't think of any efficient way to make a template for that (especially since they're more less tables). Nikel Talk Vote! 18:48, August 23, 2013 (UTC)

I had no choice but to make a template for relationships and memories (both can share the same template), {{RelTable}} and its subtemplate, {{RelTable/content}}. It's rather crude, but at least it can cover the unlimited range of rows. Nikel Talk Vote! 06:41, September 9, 2013 (UTC)

Example of usage can be seen at the Sandbox. I must say... it looks rather messier than I originally thought it would be. Nikel Talk Vote! 06:51, September 9, 2013 (UTC)

Under construction[edit source]

I don't get it. The template looks and functions fine. Why is it considered to be under construction? And why is it not recommended to be used outside the sandbox?

Is it that the page hasn't been updated, and that the "under construction" template should be removed? -- C.Syde (talk | contribs) 03:47, November 11, 2014 (UTC)

I can't answer with absolute certainty, but I seem to recall that there are some issues with this template still. Nikel developed it, though, so he would know more about it than I would. In any case, it's probably best to just leave it "under construction" until he can weigh in. -- LostInRiverview talkblogcontribs 04:54, November 11, 2014 (UTC)
Currently it's not being developed as in "someone is trying to work on it at the moment," but it certainly means it's unfinished. The issue is still the same: we can't make a raw table inside this template, unless the table itself is part of another template like {{SkillTable}}. Memories, inventory, and relationships are ones that don't have table templates. I made one for relationships in {{RelTable}} and {{RelTable/content}}, but it's very crude and not flexible, not to mention too complicated to use, so it's better to avoid it in main articles.
Wikia introduced Lua templating language. Perhaps it has a way to solve this issue, but I don't know anything about Lua and I don't have time to learn at the moment. Nikel Talk Vote! 02:39, November 12, 2014 (UTC)