When the informant object has a number of snippets available (by using info_snippet()) and the strings to use them (by using the info_*() functions and {<snippet_name>} in the text elements), the process of incorporating aspects of the table into the info text can occur by using the incorporate() function. After that, the information will be fully updated (getting the current state of table dimensions, re-rendering the info text, etc.) and we can print the informant object or use the get_informant_report() function to see the information report.




An informant object of class ptblank_informant.


A ptblank_informant object.

Function ID


See also

Other Incorporate and Report: get_informant_report()


if (interactive()) { # Take the `small_table` and # assign it to `test_table`; we'll # modify it later test_table <- small_table # Generate an informant object, add # two snippets with `info_snippet()`, # add information with some other # `info_*()` functions and then # `incorporate()` the snippets into # the info text informant <- create_informant( read_fn = ~ test_table, tbl_name = "test_table" ) %>% info_snippet( snippet_name = "row_count", fn = ~ . %>% nrow() ) %>% info_snippet( snippet_name = "col_count", fn = ~ . %>% ncol() ) %>% info_columns( columns = vars(a), info = "In the range of 1 to 10. (SIMPLE)" ) %>% info_columns( columns = starts_with("date"), info = "Time-based values (e.g., `Sys.time()`)." ) %>% info_columns( columns = "date", info = "The date part of `date_time`. (CALC)" ) %>% info_section( section_name = "rows", row_count = "There are {row_count} rows available." ) %>% incorporate() # We can print the `informant` object # to see the information report # Let's modify `test_table` to give # it more rows and an extra column test_table <- dplyr::bind_rows(test_table, test_table) %>% dplyr::mutate(h = a + c) # Using `incorporate()` will cause # the snippets to be reprocessed, and, # the strings to be updated informant <- informant %>% incorporate() # When printed again, we'll see that the # row and column counts in the header # have been updated to reflect the # changed `test_table` }