Direct csv import into Base table

Zolnai Tamás zolnaitamas2000 at
Mon Jun 3 12:59:46 PDT 2013

2013/6/3 Dan Lewis <elderdanlewis at>

> 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.

Yes, it might be the way. But I don't see where this wizard "modifying a
database". I see only opening, creating and connecting functionalities, but
nothing about modifying. What you mean under modifying?

Best Regards,
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