# Multirow does not work in tabu

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{multirow}
\usepackage{booktabs}
\usepackage{tabu}
\begin{document}
\begin{tabu} to \textwidth { X[2,c] | X[3,c]}
\toprule
C1 &  C2 \\
\tabucline
\multirow{3}{*}{What Happened} & This is row 1 \\
& This is row 2\\
& This is row 3 \\
\bottomrule
\end{tabu}
\end{document}


\multirow does not seem to work at all. Where's the problem? Thanks.

multirow works as usual, but the reason for the error is that \tabucline needs an argument, i.e. \tabucline{1-2} etc.

The usage

\tabucline
\multirow{3}{*}{What Happened}


is wrong of course, since \tabucline grabs the (apparently) fragile command \multirow, (which does not even eject an error here then) and leaves {3}{*}{What happened} in the input, which is precisely setup, but not what was requested.

I can only guess, what was intended with \tabucline so I used \tabucline{1-2} (which has the same effect like \hline or \midrule etc. more or less here!)

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{multirow}

\usepackage{tabu}

\usepackage{booktabs}
\begin{document}

\begin{tabu} to \textwidth { X[2,c] | X[3,c]}
\toprule
C1 &  C2 \\
\tabucline{1-2}%
\multirow{3}{*}{What Happened} & This is row 1 \\
& This is row 2\\
& This is row 3 \\
\bottomrule
\end{tabu}

\end{document}


• @FeiLi: You're welcome. Happy TeXing!
– user31729
Aug 13 '16 at 10:42