HTML DOM TableData rowSpan Property

The HTML DOM TableData rowSpan property returns and modify the value of rowspan attribute of a table in an HTML document.


Following is the syntax −

1. Returning rowSpan


2. Adding rowSpan

object.rowSpan = “number”

Let us see an example of rowSpan property −


 Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
   body {
      color: #000;
      background: lightblue;
      height: 100vh;
      text-align: center;
   table {
      margin: 2rem auto;
      width: 400px;
   .btn {
      background: #db133a;
      border: none;
      height: 2rem;
      border-radius: 2px;
      width: 40%;
      display: block;
      color: #fff;
      outline: none;
      cursor: pointer;
      margin: 1rem auto;
<h1>DOM TableData rowSpan Property Demo</h1>
<table border="2">
<td id="elon">Elon</td>
<button onclick="get()" class="btn">Span Elon</button>
   function get() {
      document.querySelector('#elon').rowSpan = "2";

This will produce the following output:

Click on “Span Elon” button to span Elon name across two rows.

Updated on: 20-Sep-2019


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