From: Utkarsh Singh <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Maxim Nikulin <email@example.com> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.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: <email@example.com> (raw) In-Reply-To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (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 <email@example.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
next prev parent 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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