Getting little snippets of information from a table goes hand-in-hand with mixing those bits of info with your table info. Call info_snippet() to define a snippet and how you'll get that from the target table (it's with a function). So long as you know how to interact with a table and extract information, you can easily define snippets for a informant object. And once those snippets are defined, you can insert them into the info text as defined through the info_*() functions. Just use curly braces with the snippet_name inside (e.g., "This column has {n_cat} categories.").

info_snippet(x, snippet_name, fn)



An informant object of class ptblank_informant.


The name for snippet, which is used for interpolating the snippet itself into info text.


A function that obtains a snippet of data from the target table.


A ptblank_informant object.


Function ID


See also

Other Information Functions: info_columns(), info_section(), info_tabular(), snip_highest(), snip_list(), snip_lowest(), snip_stats()


# 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", label = "An example." ) %>% 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()
#> Error in rlang::eval_tidy(.): object 'test_table' not found
# 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 info text to be updated informant <- informant %>% incorporate()
#> Error in incorporate(.): object 'informant' not found