Direct csv import into Base table

Dan Lewis elderdanlewis at
Mon Jun 3 07:25:54 PDT 2013

On 06/03/2013 06:05 AM, Zolnai Tamás wrote:
> Hi Lionel,
>    I'm working on a new feature in Base again. It's just a little user 
> helper feature to make available the direct import of an csv file into 
> table, without open Calc and copy&paste the content from it to Base. I 
> already have the plan to implement it and it seems to me that it will 
> work not just with csv files but all Calc compatible format (in this 
> case only the first sheet will be imported, but later it can be 
> extended). I will use up the code which lies under the OLE-object 
> feature of Writer, which already contains the csv import.
>    The only question is where this feature would be reachable. I have 
> two ideas and I think all of these two places should be used:
>    1. Table view -> "Tasks". Add a 4th option like "Import Table From 
> File...". This point contains all other places which are almost the 
> duplicates of this "Tables" list (e.g. Insert menu with label "Table 
> (Import)..." ).
>    2. Table view -> "Tables" -> context menu. The label can be "Import 
> Table...".
> If you agree with these points than I send a mail to the ux mailing 
> list for a new icon which can be displayed in the "Tasks" list and in 
> the menu.
> Best Regards,
> Tamás
      Pardon me for making a comment. Base can connect to a CSV file now 
using the Base wizard. It seems like what you want to do could be made 
part of this wizard. At least this makes more sense to me since it is 
creating or modifying a database.


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