I am working on a LWC component where in a lightning datatable I have more than 7-8 columns. When I add the component into detail section of a record page, the headers of the table is getting truncated. While I used wrapText: true, seems it only works on the data but not on the headers. Is there any way I can wrap the column names ? Thanks in advance. HTML:



@track columnsCon = [
    label: 'Contact/rep',
    fieldName: 'nameUrl',
    type: 'url',
    typeAttributes: {label: { fieldName: 'Name' }, 
    target: '_self'},
    sortable: true,
    wrapText: true
        label: 'Title',
        fieldName: 'Title',
        type: 'text',
        sortable: true,
        wrapText: true

This is the screenshot of my LWC where the column names higlighted in yeloow are getting truncated

Want something like this: enter image description here

  • hello @arita, Did you find a solution on this issue? I would be interested if you have one – Julien Souchi Oct 6 '20 at 15:11
  • @JulienSouchi please check my answer, it might help you. – Rahul Gawale Mar 18 at 7:54

why not use min-column-width attribute where you can set the minimum column width for the table and you will get the scroller along x-axis which you can use to scroll through rest of the columns


it will look something like this https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/component-library/tools/playground/6PhM9grWA/1/edit

  • Thank you for your suggestion @User6670. I have already tried this before and you mentioned, it gives a horizontal scrollbar which I don't want but wrapped column names. – Aritra Palit Apr 7 '20 at 11:53

I had come across the same problem I solved it by using custom styles loaded from the static resource. Put the below code in the static resource and load that using loadStyle in the Lightning web component.

.wrapped-header-datatable .slds-table .slds-th__action .slds-truncate{
    max-width: 100%;
    overflow: hidden;
    text-overflow: unset;
    white-space: pre-line;
    /* word-wrap: break-word; */

.wrapped-header-datatable .slds-table .slds-th__action {
    height: 5rem;

.wrapped-header-datatable .slds-table .slds-line-height_reset{
    height: 3rem;

And then add class wrapped-header-datatable to your lightning-datatable.

Please note that you might need to tweak the heights a little bit.

I have written a detailed blog about this -> LWC datatable header wrapping hack

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