# label for table [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate:
Where to put the \label on a figure environment?

I've got the table numberin with sections:

\numberwithin{table}{section}


The following table is 2.1. for example:

\begin{table}
...
\label{thelabel}
\end{table}


But when I reference this table using \ref{thelabel} I only get the 2, not the whole table number.

How to get the label and the table number right?

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 Is the \label after \caption? Yes, you need \caption in order to be able to reference it properly. – Werner Dec 15 '11 at 15:26 Shame on me! Your hint was just right Werner, it pointed me to a stupid mistake. Sorry. Can be closed. – Meinzlein Dec 15 '11 at 15:29

## marked as duplicate by Werner, Stefan Kottwitz♦Dec 15 '11 at 15:37

The \label should go after the \caption in the float (table or figure) in order for the referencing to work properly.