# Closing table cells in a tabular environment involving multirow and multicolumn

Is there a way to close the cells containing "Field A" and "Field B" only, i.e. with excluding the cell on the top left? Below is a minimal working environment. Thanks for your hints and suggestions.

\begin{tabular}{p{0.5cm}c|c|c|c|}
\cline{2-5}
& \multicolumn{1}{|c|}{Type}
& $a$ & $b$ & $c$ \\
\hline\hline
\parbox[t]{2mm}{\multirow{3}{*}{\rotatebox[origin=c]{90}{Field A}}}
& \multicolumn{1}{|c|}{Interface 1}
& $x_1$
& $y_1$
& $z_1$ \\
\cline{2-5}
& \multicolumn{1}{|c|}{Interface 2}
& $x_2$
& $y_2$
& $z_2$ \\
\cline{2-5}
& \multicolumn{1}{|c|}{Interface 3}
& $x_3$
& $y_3$
& $z_3$ \\
\hline\hline
\parbox[t]{2mm}{\multirow{3}{*}{\rotatebox[origin=c]{90}{Field B}}}
& \multicolumn{1}{|c|}{Interface 1}
& $x_1$
& $y_1$
& $z_1$ \\
\cline{2-5}
& \multicolumn{1}{|c|}{Interface 2}
& $x_2$
& $y_2$
& $z_2$ \\
\cline{2-5}
& \multicolumn{1}{|c|}{Interface 3}
& $x_3$
& $y_3$
& $z_3$ \\
\hline
\end{tabular}

• (i) please extend your code snippet to complete but small document which we can compile. as it is; (ii) what you mean with " close the cells" write vertical lines on beginning those multirow cells? – Zarko Apr 24 at 16:48
• You could use \begin{tabular}{|p{0.5cm}c|c|c|c|} and \multicolumn{1}{c|}{} for the empty cell. – leandriis Apr 24 at 16:48

Put a \multicolumn{1}{c}{} as the first cell to have a cell without the vertical line.

I've used

\cline{2-5}
\multicolumn{1}{c}{}\\[-10pt]\hline


to avoid a double horizontal line below the first empty cell.

As Zarko pointed out, \parboxes are not needed.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{multirow}
\usepackage{rotating}
\begin{document}

\begin{table}[t]
\begin{tabular}{|p{0.5cm}c|c|c|c|}
\cline{2-5}
\multicolumn{1}{c}{}& \multicolumn{1}{|c|}{Type}
& $a$ & $b$ & $c$ \\
\cline{2-5}
\multicolumn{1}{c}{}\\[-10pt]\hline
\multirow{3}{*}{\rotatebox[origin=c]{90}{Field A}}
& \multicolumn{1}{|c|}{Interface 1}
& $x_1$
& $y_1$
& $z_1$ \\
\cline{2-5}
& \multicolumn{1}{|c|}{Interface 2}
& $x_2$
& $y_2$
& $z_2$ \\
\cline{2-5}
& \multicolumn{1}{|c|}{Interface 3}
& $x_3$
& $y_3$
& $z_3$ \\
\hline\hline
\multirow{3}{*}{\rotatebox[origin=c]{90}{Field B}}
& \multicolumn{1}{|c|}{Interface 1}
& $x_1$
& $y_1$
& $z_1$ \\
\cline{2-5}
& \multicolumn{1}{|c|}{Interface 2}
& $x_2$
& $y_2$
& $z_2$ \\
\cline{2-5}
& \multicolumn{1}{|c|}{Interface 3}
& $x_3$
& $y_3$
& $z_3$ \\
\hline
\end{tabular}
\end{table}
\end{document}


• is a \parbox[t]{2mm}{...} in multi row cell really needed? the very same result you obtain without it :-) – Zarko Apr 24 at 16:57
• @Zarko You're right, I'll leave it out – CarLaTeX Apr 24 at 16:59