Direct csv import into Base table
elderdanlewis at gmail.com
Mon Jun 3 13:24:51 PDT 2013
On 06/03/2013 03:59 PM, Zolnai Tamás wrote:
> 2013/6/3 Dan Lewis <elderdanlewis at gmail.com
> <mailto:elderdanlewis at gmail.com>>
> 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
> The only question is where this feature would be reachable.
> I have two ideas and I think all of these two places should be
> 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,
> 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
> Best Regards,
I appear to have gotten ahead of myself. You are right. the wizard
presently only creates a new database, opens an existing present
database, or connect to a database. It seems to me that what you are
proposing is modifying a database by adding a table to it from a CSV file.
So my suggest is to include your proposal as a four part for the
base wizard which would become create new database, open existing
database, connect to database, or modify a database by adding a CSV file
as a table.
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