This is the official manual for the latest Org-mode release.
Orgtbl mode has built-in translator functions:
orgtbl-to-tsv (TAB-separated values),
orgtbl-to-orgtbl. They use the generic
orgtbl-to-generic, which delegates translations to various
Properties passed to the function through the ‘ORGTBL SEND’ line take precedence over properties defined inside the function. For example, this overrides the default LaTeX line endings, ‘\\’, with ‘\\[2mm]’:
#+ORGTBL: SEND test orgtbl-to-latex :lend " \\\\[2mm]"
For a new language translator, define a converter function. It can be a generic function, such as shown in this example. It marks a beginning and ending of a table with ‘!BTBL!’ and ‘!ETBL!’; a beginning and ending of lines with ‘!BL!’ and ‘!EL!’; and uses a TAB for a field separator:
(defun orgtbl-to-language (table params) "Convert the orgtbl-mode TABLE to language." (orgtbl-to-generic table (org-combine-plists '(:tstart "!BTBL!" :tend "!ETBL!" :lstart "!BL!" :lend "!EL!" :sep "\t") params)))
The documentation for the
orgtbl-to-generic function shows a complete
list of parameters, each of which can be passed through to
orgtbl-to-texinfo, and any other function
using that generic function.
For complicated translations the generic translator function could be
replaced by a custom translator function. Such a custom function must take
two arguments and return a single string containing the formatted table. The
first argument is the table whose lines are a list of fields or the symbol
hline. The second argument is the property list consisting of
parameters specified in the ‘#+ORGTBL: SEND’ line. Please share your
translator functions by posting them to the Org users mailing list,