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On 02/13/2013 09:01 PM, Michael Meeks wrote:
Hi Stephen,

On Wed, 2013-02-13 at 07:59 +1100, Stephen Morris wrote:
        Out of interest do you have a bug or two you want to hack on there ?
the Pivot table code is in:

One of the issues I have with pivot tables in calc is that calc won't
allow input variables to be renamed at pivot table creation time, it
only allows renaming variables after table creation by editing the data
in the header cells. Calc also doesn't allow renaming of variables in
the page section of the pivot table. Calc doesn't allow the
specification of formats for the variables being added at creation time,
or at a later date via the menus as excel does, Calc only provides the
ability to do it after creation of the table by applying formats to the
cells in the table, hence if cells are re-arranged the formatting gets
out of whack, and if the source data changes such that more rows are
added on refresh, the additional rows won't have the format applied.
        Oh - interesting. So the formats thing sounds like a useful core
feature you'd want to add to the pivot rendering; and the other bits are
UI features. Certainly you'd be most welcome to work on this - Kohei is
prolly the best contact here.

        The first thing to do is to get a build:

        When you have a working build of master, then we can get going with
some more code reading & pointers,

        How does that sound ? in general it's great to include the developers
list too (no subscription required) just CC libreoffice-dev

        All the best,

Hi Michael,
That sounds great. I will probably need help when writing and designing the solution, as having not looked at the source code before I'm not sure how easy it will be to write it platform independent. Also, what I'm not sure about, which is more critical, is that if implement the functionality in a similar way to excel, am I breaching Microsoft copywrite and patents?


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