The first table is what I am trying to do. The second table is an example about what I would like to accomplish.

I have two problems.

Because there will be a lot of tables I like to use a variable, so that changes can be done in one place. That is why I would like to use:

\getvariable{desc}{fieldHeading}

on the third line of the table. But then I get one column instead of five. (The third is what I get, the fourth what I would like to get.)

In the first and last two rows I would like to have the field take the complete row. Just like the example in the table under it where I use

Is this possible?

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Cecil Westerhof