# How to split one table column into two sub-columns with merged header and footer?

How can I achieve this table in LaTeX?

• you can't split columns, but you can merge cells with \multicolumn{2}{c}{...} where you need. – Zarko Feb 5 at 11:44
• how can i make that table sir? – Beginner Feb 5 at 11:45
• no. i will not retype it. just write standard table and than i will help you further or you can wait that someone will do your task instead of you. – Zarko Feb 5 at 11:46

I hope this helps:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{multirow}

\begin{document}

\begin{table}[]
\begin{tabular}{cc|c|c|c|}
\hline
\multicolumn{1}{|c|}{\multirow{2}{*}{\textbf{Criteria}}}                                        & \multicolumn{2}{c|}{\textbf{Proposed}}                         & \multirow{2}{*}{\textbf{Matching rate}} & \multirow{2}{*}{\textbf{Remarks}} \\ \cline{2-3}
\multicolumn{1}{|c|}{}                                                                          & \textbf{Trial 1} & \textbf{Trial 2}                            &                                         &                                   \\ \hline
\multicolumn{1}{|c|}{\begin{tabular}[c]{@{}c@{}}The device\\ works buggy\end{tabular}}          & Passed           & Passed                                      & 100\%                                   & Passed                            \\ \hline
\multicolumn{1}{|c|}{\begin{tabular}[c]{@{}c@{}}That works\\ only to monitor bugs\end{tabular}} & Passed           & Passed                                      & 100\%                                   & Passed                            \\ \hline
&                  & \multicolumn{1}{r|}{\textbf{Functionality}} & \textbf{100\%}                          & \textbf{Passed}                   \\ \cline{3-5}
\end{tabular}
\end{table}
\end{document}


which would give you:

PS: [off-topic] you having been asked the same class of questions, I think you should also put in a little bit of effort to understand how these things works (the packages in particular) :-). Because, this is not a do-it-for-me site (as @zarko already emphasised). Atleast, for these type of questions, it would be great if you give a MWE.

used @Raaja answer (+1) as op mwe:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{makecell, multirow}
\setcellgapes{3pt}

\begin{document}

\begin{table}
\makegapedcells
\begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|c|c|}
\hline
\multirow{2.3}{*}{\textbf{Criteria}}
& \multicolumn{2}{c|}{\textbf{Proposed}}
& \multirow{2.3}{*}{\textbf{Matching rate}}
& \multirow{2.3}{*}{\textbf{Remarks}}     \\
\cline{2-3}
& \textbf{Trial 1}
& \textbf{Trial 2}
&   &                                   \\
\hline
\makecell{The device\\ works buggy}
& Passed    & Passed    & 100\% & Passed        \\
\hline
\makecell{That works\\ only to monitor bugs}
& Passed    & Passed    & 100\% & Passed        \\
\hline
\multicolumn{1}{c|}{}
& \multicolumn{2}{r|}{\textbf{Functionality}}
& \textbf{100\%} & \textbf{Passed}      \\
\cline{2-5}
\end{tabular}
\end{table}
\end{document}


• So mine is an intermediate question :-D (yay!!!). Nevertheless, nice alignments per se (+1) – Raaja Feb 5 at 11:58
• @Raaja, you do job of op, which i wasn't willing to do. so, yes, i exploit you (your answer) :-) – Zarko Feb 5 at 12:01
• I remember that is how I started using TeX. So looking back, I always prefer to give a head-up when an OP suffers to compose a MWE (but not repetitively ofc;-)). [off-topic] may be you(r ...) would be more devastating than you (your ...) :-D. – Raaja Feb 5 at 12:06