# How to typeset a table in LaTeX where some rows and columns are merged?

Dear friends: I have a special table to typeset in LaTeX for a journal paper, where some columns and rows are merged.. It is a simple table only and it can be easily done in MS-Word but I don't know how to do it in LaTeX. Kindly help me with the enclosed image (table). Thanks a lot

Just for fun, the same table composed by tabularray. The first version v1 as your version and the second version v2 with a more professional composition.

\documentclass[12pt]{report}
\usepackage{caption}
\usepackage{tabularray}
\UseTblrLibrary{booktabs}
\begin{document}
\begin{table}
\caption{Comparative analysis of Methods 1, 2 and 3 (v1)}
\centering
\begin{tblr}{
colspec={|c|c|c|c|},
row{1-2}={font=\bfseries},
}
\midrule
\SetCell[r=2]{c} Parameters & \SetCell[c=2]{c} Existing Methods & & Proposed Method \\
\midrule
& Method 1 & Method 2 & Method 3  \\
\midrule
A & A1 & A2 & A3  \\
\midrule
B & B1 & B2 & B3  \\
\midrule
\end{tblr}
\end{table}
\begin{table}
\caption{Comparative analysis of Methods 1, 2 and 3 (v2)}
\centering
\begin{tblr}{
colspec={cccc},
row{1-2}={font=\bfseries},
}
\SetCell[r=2]{c} Parameters & \SetCell[c=2]{c} Existing Methods &  & Proposed Method \\
\cmidrule[lr]{2-3} \cmidrule[lr]{4}
& Method 1 & Method 2 & Method 3 \\
\midrule
A & A1 & A2 & A3  \\
B & B1 & B2 & B3  \\
\end{tblr}
\end{table}
\end{document}


Thanks to the comment by leandriis, I tried to create a typesetting in LaTeX and the output is satisfactory.. I share my input file below..

\documentclass[12pt]{report}
\usepackage{multirow}

\begin{document}

\begin{table}
\renewcommand{\arraystretch}{1.5}
\centering
\begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|c|}
\hline
\multirow{2}{*}{\textbf{Parameters}} & \multicolumn{2}{ c| }{\textbf{Existing Methods}}& \textbf{Proposed Method} \\
\cline{2-4}
& \textbf{Method 1} & \textbf{Method 2} & \textbf{Method 3} \\ \hline
A & A1 & A2 & A3 \\ \hline
B & B1 & B2 & B3 \\ \hline
\end{tabular}
\caption{Comparative analysis of Methods 1, 2 and 3}
\end{table}

\end{document}


• Good, that you figured it out by yourself! One remark, \label should be \caption
– marv
Mar 20, 2022 at 10:27
• Dear marv, thanks for the kind correction. I corrected my latex program as this may be useful for the newcomers here. Mar 20, 2022 at 11:40