Displaying newlines in streamlit table


My streamlit table consists of text data which has newlines in them, but streamlit does not add the newlines when displaying the table How can I fix this? thanks.

Steps to reproduce

Code snippet:

import streamlit as st
import pandas as pd

data = {‘Name’: [‘John Doe’, ‘Jane Smith’, ‘Bob Johnson’],
‘Description’: [‘line 1 \n line 2’,
‘line 3 \n line 4’,
‘line 5 \n line 6’,

df = pd.DataFrame(data)

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I would like to see line breaks between lines in the description column.

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Debug info

  • Streamlit version: 1.22.0

  • Python version: 3.80.0

  • PyEnv

  • Browser version: 112.0.5615.137

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For a static table, replacing the newline characters by HTML line breaks can work.


import streamlit as st
import pandas as pd

data = {"Name": ["John Doe", "Jane Smith", "Bob Johnson"],
"Description": ["line 1 \n line 2",
"line 3 \n line 4",
"line 5 \n line 6",

df = pd.DataFrame(data)

# Replace the \n with an HTML linebreak
df = df.applymap(lambda x: x.replace('\n', '<br>'))

# Show as a static table
st.markdown(df.to_html(escape=False), unsafe_allow_html=True)

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