I would like to enforce a table on a page.

I tried \startpostponing[2] but it doesn't seem to work and gives me an error:

Undefined control sequence \startpostponing

Is there any other way by which, I could force my table to occur on a particular page.

P.S I also tried \afterpage{}, but it didn't work as well.

Edit: My code:

        \documentclass[12pt,oneside, paper=a4,pagesize=pdftex, liststotoc, bibtotoc]{scrartcl}
        %Einstellungen der Seitenrnder
        %Umlaute ermglichen
        % macros - newly defined by htrsek
        \newcommand{\todo}[1]{\textcolor{red}{\textbf{TODO: #1}}}
        \newcommand{\comment}[2]{\textcolor{orange}{\textbf{\textit{\textless Comment (#1): #2\textgreater}}}}
        \newcommand{\inprogress}[3]{\textcolor{blue}{\textbf{InProgress: #1}}}
        \newcommand{\flexWARE}{\textsuperscript{flex}WARE }
        %[BC] Using the listing package for source code embedding.
        \usepackage{listings} \lstset{numbers=left, numberstyle=\tiny, numbersep=5pt} \lstset{language=Perl} 

         %PDF Kram
            pdftitle={something},% Titel des PDF Dokuments.
            pdfauthor={someone},%Autor des PDF Dokuments.
            pdfsubject={something},%Thema des PDF Dokuments.
            pdfcreator={MiKTeX, LaTeX, hyperref, KOMA-Script},%Erzeuger des PDF Dokuments.
            pdfkeywords={project title},% auch fr PDF 
            pdfpagemode=UseOutlines,% Inhaltsverzeichnis anzeigen beim 
            %pdfdisplaydoctitle=true,%Dokumenttitel statt Dateiname 
            pdflang=en%Sprache des Dokuments.


            colorlinks=true,%        Aktivieren von farbigen Links im Dokument (keine Rahmen)
            linkcolor=LinkColor,%    Farbe festlegen.
            citecolor=LinkColor,%    Farbe festlegen.
            filecolor=LinkColor,%    Farbe festlegen.
            menucolor=LinkColor,%    Farbe festlegen.
            urlcolor=LinkColor,%     Farbe von URL's im Dokument.
            bookmarksnumbered=true%  Überschriftsnummerierung im PDF Inhalt anzeigen.
        %Zeilenabstand 1.2
        %Kopf- und Fusszeile
        %Kopfzeile links bzw. innen
        %Kopfzeile rechts bzw. aussen
        %Linie oben
        %Fusszeile links bzw. innen
        %Fusszeile rechts bzw. aussen
        %Linie unten

        %Setup for listings.










 \begin{tabular}{ | p{4cm} | p{5cm} | p{5cm} | p{4.5cm} |}

My table


 \begin{tabular}{ | p{4cm} | p{5cm} | p{5cm} | p{4.5cm} |}
\hiderowcolors \textbf{Examples} & \textbf{How it works} & \textbf{Technologies} & \textbf{On the market} \\ \hline \showrowcolors


 \\ \hline
    \caption{Examples of IoT.}

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    If you want it in a particular position just use tabular wrapping that tabular in \begin{table} tells latex to move it to somewhere convenient for page breaking. If you don't tell LaTeX to move it, it won't move. – David Carlisle Jan 23 '13 at 15:26
  • @DavidCarlisle I am using Tabular, and it didn't bring any luck. – Spaniard89 Jan 23 '13 at 15:47
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    The idea is that you generate a minimal small (but complete) example that shows the problem. But as I said in the first comment the only reason for using begin{table} is to allow latex to move the table. In particular using [h] makes it highly likely that the float goes to the end as it's main effect is to stop latex using t top ppage float or b bottom. – David Carlisle Jan 23 '13 at 15:58
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    Please fix your example if you run it it produces ! Undefined control sequence. `l.117 \afterpage {! LaTeX Error: Environment landscape undefined. l.119 \begin{landscape} ? ! Undefined control sequence. l.122 \rowcolors {1}{thistle}{lightblue} ? – David Carlisle Jan 23 '13 at 16:04
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    Related (duplicate?): tex.stackexchange.com/q/9485/21591 – mafp Jan 23 '13 at 16:12

The boxhandler package can do what you want. [Note I edited this one day after the first post, offering an improved version that requires no user intervention other than defining in advance on which pages the figures should appear.] In this MWE I give below, the figures will appear on pages 1, 3, and 4, as defined in the preamble to the document.

\bxfigure{Here is my caption}
  {\fbox{Here is my figure material}}
\bxfigure{Here is my another caption}
  {\fbox{Here is some more figure material}}
\bxfigure{Here is my third caption}
  {\fbox{Here is yet more figure material}}
  {\equal{\csname figpage\roman{figure}\endcsname}{\thepage}}%
The \textsf{boxhandler} package has figure (and table) deferral options.
By using \verb|\holdFigures|, figures may be defined but are not output.
They are only output with a \verb|\nextFigure| or if you want the
backlog cleared out, with \verb|\clearFigures|.

Note that in this MWE, I first create all the figures in the
preamble using the \verb|\bxfigure| command, with
\verb|\holdFigures| active.  I have created a command
\verb|\checkpage| which is automatically invoked with every
\verb|\par|.  If the page is a predefined value, the next figure is
printed.  To predefine what pages the figures will printout, the
user need merely define the variables, using a roman suffix of
(figure$- 1$)\\

\verb|\def\figpage{1}   % First  figure on page 1|\\
\verb|\def\figpagei{3}  % second figure on page 3|\\
\verb|\def\figpageii{4} % third  figure on page 4|\\

Notice in this document that nowhere, after \verb|\begin{document}|
is a figure call invoked anywhere.  Yet the figures show at their
assigned locations.

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