Don't know why the word table wasn't good enough for Microsoft, but SQL Server Reporting Services has a control called a tablix....

But how would I tell you that I have multiple tablix controls?

(I appear not to be the only one with this question)

Tablix does not appear in NGrams's English corpus.

A quick search on Google reveals no dictionaries that contain the word, but the search "tablixes" SQL returns 4,730 results, and the search "tablices" SQL returns 1,160 results.

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    Seeing that matrix (a parallel control to tablix) can be pluralized as either matrixes or matrices, I propose that tablix should follow the same rule. – sq33G Mar 12 '13 at 9:52

Tablix is a portmanteau of table and matrix (and possibly list as well). The preferred plural, as noted in your post, appears to be tablixes rather than tablices. Considering its contrived etymology, this might be for the best.

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    New coinages and polysemes are tending to be given regular plurals - hence mouses for the computer variety. – Edwin Ashworth Mar 12 '13 at 16:37
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    @EdwinAshworth I've only really heard mice. IMO, the increase in the use of regular plurals is more due to AmE. Most new coinages (esp. technical) tend to have American origins. – coleopterist Mar 12 '13 at 16:42

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