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Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Schema in Calc


Just out of interest, why would a db driver come into play? This is a
spreadsheet we're talking about.

The mention of db schema was merely to ask why Calc doesn't have
something like it.

And I do understand that a schema for calc would be nigh impossible,
spreadsheets don't have to follow any basic design principles, so
the spreadsheet would be the schema, but I suggested a simple list of
formulae as being useful.

And now that I think about it, the detective features could possibly be
expanded, first to work better across worksheets, second to allow
people to show all dependencies on a sheet at a time instead of per
cell, and third as some sort of "print preview", allowing a birds-eye
overview of what's going on.

Paul


On Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:48:36 +0200
Alexander Thurgood <alex.thurgood@gmail.com> wrote:

> Le 30/07/2014 08:37, Pat Brown a écrit :
>
>
> Short answer : no.
>
> As Tom has pointed out, this is db design functionality, and not Calc,
> although nothing is stopping anyone from developing, say, an Addon or
> Extension that might be able to what you are looking for - certainly
> not trivial though, given that db drivers are notoriously bad at
> (mis)representing their actual capabilities.
>
>
> Alex
>
>


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