At 16:06 07/04/2015 +0200, Honly Wonly wrote:
Am 23.03.2015 um 18:28 schrieb Brian Barker:
At 17:01 23/03/2015 +0100, Honly Wonly wrote:
Am 16.03.2015 um 18:07 schrieb Andreas Säger:
Am 16.03.2015 um 15:57 schrieb Honly Wonly:
Creating LO documents directly would be nice
and might have the advantage to be able to
specify some formatting --- which I might need to do sooner or later.
Formatting is a matter of style, cell styles
in this case. Linked import ranges filled
with database data can be prepared with cell
styles (I use document templates for this
type of database reports). The formatting
expands/shrinks with the imported data range.
How would I do something like this with CSVs?
I guess I'd need some sort of "overlay
spreadsheet" which defines the formatting and
is then being filled with the data from a CSV
file. The fields in the CSV remain the same while the number of rows will vary
As suggested above, if you already had suitable
styling configured as cell styles, it would be
very simple to apply these styles to the data
after it was positioned. Alternatively, if you
have a document with space for the data already
formatted - which would indeed sensibly be
created from a template - you could add the
data without upsetting the formatting.
The trick here is to use Edit | Paste
Special... (or Ctrl+Shift+V) instead of
ordinary Paste. If you paste from elsewhere in
the same or another spreadsheet document,
ensure that "Paste all" and Formats are both
*not* ticked in the Paste Special dialogue; if
you paste from another source, select
"Unformatted text" in the Paste Special dialogue.
The data is in a CSV file.
As you already indicated.
Opening the CSV creates a new spreadsheet.
Not necessarily: you can import a CSV file as a
new sheet in an existing spreadsheet - and you
can very simply copy and paste from there to wherever you want it.
I don't want to apply formatting ...
The previous suggestion - pasting as "Unformatted
text" into a previously formatted sheet, probably
derived from a template - avoids this. You will
need to indicate what formatting you want at some
point, of course, and you can easily do this by creating a template.
... or copy and paste anything manually. The
formatting should be applied automatically, for
example based on the name of the CSV file, using
a regexp, when the CSV file is opened.
Then you may well need not Calc but SuperCalc.
You could volunteer to help create it at
www.iwanttohelpwritesupercalc.org . With luck it
may be developed to read your mind as well.
Or you could employ an assistant.
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