# “! Misplaced \omit. \multispan ->\omit \@multispan” [closed]

I keep getting the error "! Misplaced \omit. \multispan ->\omit \@multispan" for the following table:

\begin{tabular}{cc|c|c|c|c|l}
\cline{3-6}
&& \multicolumn{4}{c|}{Glucose} \\ \cline{3-6}
&& Initial absorption & Absorption after 60 min & $\Delta$ Absorption & Amount of glucose \\ \cline{1-6}
\multicolumn{1}{|c}{\multirow{2}{*}{Aerobic}} & \multicolumn{1}{|c|}{$t_{0}$} &&&&&\\ \cline{2-4}
\multicolumn{1}{|c}{} & \multicolumn{1}{|c|}{$t_{48}$} &&&&&\\ \cline{1-6}
\multicolumn{1}{|c}{\multirow{2}{*}{1st Form}} & \multicolumn{1}{|c|}{$t_{0}$} &&&&&\\ \cline{2-4}
\multicolumn{1}{|c}{} & \multicolumn{1}{|c|}{$t_{48}$} &&&&&\\ \cline{1-6}
\multicolumn{1}{|c}{\multirow{2}{*}{2nd Form}} & \multicolumn{1}{|c|}{$t_{0}$} &&&&&\\ \cline{2-4}
\multicolumn{1}{|c}{} & \multicolumn{1}{|c|}{$t_{48}$} &&&&&\\ \cline{1-6}
\end{tabular}


But this table appears to work, and that confuses me a little:

\begin{tabular}{cc|c|c|c|c|l}
\cline{3-6}
&& \multicolumn{4}{c|}{Primes} \\ \cline{3-6}
&& 2 & 3 & 5 & 7 \\ \cline{1-6}
\multicolumn{1}{|c}{\multirow{2}{*}{Powers}} & \multicolumn{1}{|c|}{504} & 3 & 2 & 0 & 1 & \\ \cline{2-6}
\multicolumn{1}{|c}{} &\multicolumn{1}{|c|}{540} & 2 & 3 & 1 & 0 & \\ \cline{1-6}
\multicolumn{1}{|c}{\multirow{2}{*}{Powers}} &\multicolumn{1}{|c|}{gcd} & 2 & 2 & 0 & 0 & min \\ \cline{2-6}
\multicolumn{1}{|c}{} &\multicolumn{1}{|c|}{lcm} & 3 & 3 & 1 & 1 & max \\ \cline{1-6}
\end{tabular}


I'd appreciate any help. Thanx :)

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Welcome to TeX.SX! \multirow shouldn't appear in the argument of \multicolumn. – egreg Nov 1 '12 at 17:12
Hey, I'm sorry, I'm very new to LaTeX, and I'm afraid I didnt understand that. What exactly is different in the 2nd Table that that one works and the 1st one doesn't? In basic english please. Thanx again. – E. W. Nov 1 '12 at 17:21
@egreg: Both tabulars works fine for me in a minimal example. So some information (aka a complete example) is missing. – Ulrike Fischer Nov 1 '12 at 17:22
@UlrikeFischer Yes, indeed. – egreg Nov 1 '12 at 17:24
Crazy, i fixed it!... even though i have now idea what the problem was. Thanx anyway :) – E. W. Nov 1 '12 at 17:35
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## closed as too localized by Thorsten, Kurt, cgnieder, Stefan Kottwitz♦Nov 1 '12 at 18:05

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