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Am 16.03.2015 um 18:04 schrieb Andreas Säger:
Am 16.03.2015 um 16:18 schrieb hw:

Exactly: What the perl script does is way beyond the capabilities of a
query and of formulas in a spread sheet.

In which way? You are rather unspecific about your requirements.

That's partly because the requirements are still evolving and not fixed yet. The perl script performs some calculations and updates data in various tables based on data from a number of other tables, sometimes intertwining multiple queries to achieve the desired results. It's non-trivial.

Even letting aside that using the BASIC dialect of LO is very awkward
(just think of the inability to return from a function ...) and that it
doesn't even have a decent editor, LO is far too unreliable for anything
like this.

Basic can not return from a function? I'm no fan of that awkward and
almost extinct language of the 90ies but sometimes I use quick&dirty
Basic functions in spreadsheets or even Basic functions calling Python

It's what you get when you write a macro to provide you with a function you can use in your spread sheets. I don't like it, either, and I'd gladly do it in perl instead.

Can I just point LO to the perl script that provides the required functions? I can't even do that with the built-in BASIC. Will it interpret the perl script?

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