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From: Utkarsh Singh <utkarsh190601@gmail.com>
To: Maxim Nikulin <manikulin@gmail.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: bug#47885: [PATCH] org-table-import: Make it more smarter for interactive use
Date: Tue, 11 May 2021 00:06:55 +0530	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <875yzq77w8.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <s6c32o$grc$1@ciao.gmane.io> (Maxim Nikulin's message of "Wed, 28 Apr 2021 23:38:47 +0700")

Hi Maxim,

Sorry for the late reply!

On 2021-04-28, 23:38 +0700, Maxim Nikulin <manikulin@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 28/04/2021 15:37, Utkarsh Singh wrote:
>> +List of preferred separator (in order of preference):
>> +comma, TAB, semicolon, colon or SPACE.
> I will hardly be using this feature heavily, so I do not insist that
> the following must be taken into account. Just some considerations...
>
> There are locales where comma is used as decimal separator 23,5
> (e.g. ru_RU.UTF-8). Office software and applications oriented to
> office users often use semicolon as field separator. There are still
> may be plenty of numbers with fractional part, so with commas. Likely
> ";" should be tried at first for such locales.
>
> However the same user may have enough CSV files that are really "comma
> separated", e.g. results of numerical simulation where localization is
> intentionally ignored, data obtained from some equipment, etc.
>
> Some files (e.g. downloaded bank statements) may be in legacy 8-bit
> encoding instead of UTF-8.
>
> As a result, sometimes the only convenient way is to try various
> options with interactive preview.

What do we mean by interactive preview?  Does this mean that we should
present a user with a list of possible delimiters using minibuffer?

If you are suggesting this then rather trying 'various options' based on
locals you can use =org-table-import= function directly as it accepts
separator as it's argument.

For ex (please review my usage of alist):

#+begin_src elisp
(defvar my-separator-alist '(("comma" . ",")
			     ("tab" . "\t")
			     ("semicolon" . ";")
			     ("colon" . ":")
			     ("space" . " ")))

(defun my/table-import (file separator)
  (interactive (list (read-file-name "Import CSV file: " nil nil t)
		     (cdr (assoc (completing-read "Separator: " my-separator-alist)
				 my-separator-alist))))
  (org-table-import file separator))
#+end_src

-- 
Utkarsh Singh
http://utkarshsingh.xyz


  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-10 18:40 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 33+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-19  4:43 Utkarsh Singh
2021-04-19  8:19 ` Nicolas Goaziou
2021-04-19 14:23   ` Utkarsh Singh
2021-04-20 13:40     ` Nicolas Goaziou
2021-04-20 17:15       ` Utkarsh Singh
2021-04-23  4:58       ` Utkarsh Singh
2021-04-27 20:21         ` bug#47885: " Nicolas Goaziou
2021-04-28  8:37           ` Utkarsh Singh
2021-04-28 16:38             ` Maxim Nikulin
2021-05-10 18:36               ` Utkarsh Singh [this message]
2021-05-12 17:08                 ` Maxim Nikulin
2021-05-14 14:54                   ` Utkarsh Singh
2021-05-15  9:13                     ` Bastien
2021-05-15 10:10                       ` Utkarsh Singh
2021-05-15 10:30                         ` Bastien
2021-05-15 11:09                           ` Utkarsh Singh
2021-05-17  5:29                         ` Bastien
2021-05-17 16:27                           ` Utkarsh Singh
2021-06-01 16:23                           ` Maxim Nikulin
2021-06-01 17:46                             ` Utkarsh Singh
2021-06-02 12:06                               ` Maxim Nikulin
2021-06-02 15:08                                 ` Utkarsh Singh
2021-06-02 16:44                                   ` Maxim Nikulin
2021-06-04  4:04                                     ` Utkarsh Singh
2021-06-05 12:40                                       ` Maxim Nikulin
2021-06-05 17:50                                         ` Utkarsh Singh
2021-06-09 12:15                                           ` Maxim Nikulin
2021-09-26  8:40                                           ` Bastien
2021-05-16 16:24                     ` Maxim Nikulin
2021-05-17 16:30                       ` Utkarsh Singh
2021-05-18 10:24                       ` Utkarsh Singh
2021-05-18 12:31                         ` Maxim Nikulin
2021-05-18 15:05                           ` Utkarsh Singh

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