The function adds a list of values to be inserted as new rows in the footer. The values are inserted in existing columns of the input data of the flextable. Rows can be inserted at the top or the bottom of the footer.

If some columns are not provided, they will be replaced by NA and displayed as empty.

add_footer(x, top = TRUE, ..., values = NULL)



a flextable object


should the rows be inserted at the top or the bottom.


named arguments (names are data colnames) of values to add. It is important to insert data of the same type as the original data, otherwise it will be transformed (probably into strings if you add a character where a double is expected). This makes possible to still format cell contents with the colformat_* functions, for example colformat_num().


a list of name-value pairs of labels or values, names should be existing col_key values. This argument can be used instead of ... for programming purpose (If values is supplied argument ... is ignored).


See also

Other functions that add lines in the table: add_body_row(), add_body(), add_footer_lines(), add_footer_row(), add_header_row(), add_header()

Other functions to add rows in header or footer: add_footer_lines(), add_footer_row(), add_header_lines(), add_header_row(), add_header(), separate_header(), set_header_footer_df, set_header_labels()


new_row <- as.list(colMeans(iris[, -5]))
new_row$Species <- "Means"

formatter <- function(x) sprintf("%.1f", x)

ft <- flextable(data = head(iris))
ft <- add_footer(ft, values = new_row)

# cosmetics
ft <- compose(
  x = ft, j = 1:4,
  value = as_paragraph(
    as_chunk(., formatter = formatter)
  part = "footer", use_dot = TRUE
ft <- align(ft, part = "footer", align = "right", j = 1:4)
#> a flextable object.
#> col_keys: `Sepal.Length`, `Sepal.Width`, `Petal.Length`, `Petal.Width`, `Species` 
#> header has 1 row(s) 
#> body has 6 row(s) 
#> original dataset sample: 
#>   Sepal.Length Sepal.Width Petal.Length Petal.Width Species
#> 1          5.1         3.5          1.4         0.2  setosa
#> 2          4.9         3.0          1.4         0.2  setosa
#> 3          4.7         3.2          1.3         0.2  setosa
#> 4          4.6         3.1          1.5         0.2  setosa
#> 5          5.0         3.6          1.4         0.2  setosa