Sent you a PM with a link.
I was unclear as to what you are wanting to accomplish. So I made up an XML table sample document. If what you want are ID tables, open the XML and look how it is formatted. XML tables can be a PITA.
Once you open the ID file, just import the XML, drag the ROOT onto the page. As I included a Table style, click into one of the two tables, double-click on the table style. Same with the second table.
If a table isn't what you actually want to end up with, let me know.
I am having a dickens of a time getting and staying logged in on the Adobe forums since the reset. So it is possible I will seeming disappear for a time. I have tried to respond to this and a few other threads in the past week or so and I usually bomb out. This is a second try for this thread. I'll also give ya the gmail account in the PM...
Take care, Mike
Thanks, I will give this a try. At first sight, it appears to be a workaround for the problem I was trying to solve.
Your workaround doesn't quite do it. My XML file is autogenerated from Excel and doesn't contain any formatting instructions like colwidth. I was hoping to do all formatting inside InDesign and let the XML file contain nothing but raw, tagged text.
I can create an InDesign file that will format the XML content shown in my original post (in blue). But what if my XML file had (say) 200 rows? Surely there must be some way to suck the XML document into InDesign and format each of the columns automatically. I thought the Cloning function was designed for this type of problem, but I can't get it to work.
Just as an FYI, Mike was very helpful through PM and I think the situation has been resolved. Thanks, Mike!