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* agenda events from table?
@ 2015-07-28  7:05 Paolo Bientinesi
  2015-07-28 13:11 ` Subhan Michael Tindall
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From: Paolo Bientinesi @ 2015-07-28  7:05 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: emacs-orgmode

Hello,

I am facing what seems to be a common situation, yet I can't find a way 
out. Imagine this scenario: A list of people, a number of 
fields/properties per person, and the date for a personal meeting.
For convenience, I handle this information through tables.
Example:

| Name | Address | Sex | Rank | Date                   |
|------+---------+-----+------+------------------------|
| A    | blah    | M   |    3 | <2015-07-30 Thu 10:00> |
| B    |         | F   |   10 | <2015-08-11 Tue 15:00> |
| C    | blah2   |     |   13 |                        |
| D    | blah3   | M   |   15 | <2015-09-28 Mon 07:00> |
|      |         |     |      |                        |

Question:
How can I get the meetings (the Names) to show up as Agenda events?


One of the successful approaches I tried is to use properties (instead 
of table columns), and edit via column view. However, this is 
significantly slower (for me) than using straight tables; also the 
column view is nice, but not as clean as a straight table.

I tried to transpose a table into properties, but could not do that.


Any help or suggestions, please?

Thank you!
-- 
Prof. Paolo Bientinesi, Ph.D.

AICES, RWTH Aachen

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* Re: agenda events from table?
  2015-07-28  7:05 agenda events from table? Paolo Bientinesi
@ 2015-07-28 13:11 ` Subhan Michael Tindall
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 2+ messages in thread
From: Subhan Michael Tindall @ 2015-07-28 13:11 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Paolo Bientinesi, emacs-orgmode

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On Tue, Jul 28, 2015, 1:25 AM Paolo Bientinesi <pauldj@aices.rwth-aachen.de>
wrote:

Hello,

I am facing what seems to be a common situation, yet I can't find a way
out. Imagine this scenario: A list of people, a number of
fields/properties per person, and the date for a personal meeting.
For convenience, I handle this information through tables.
Example:

| Name | Address | Sex | Rank | Date                   |
|------+---------+-----+------+------------------------|
| A    | blah    | M   |    3 | <2015-07-30 Thu 10:00> |
| B    |         | F   |   10 | <2015-08-11 Tue 15:00> |
| C    | blah2   |     |   13 |                        |
| D    | blah3   | M   |   15 | <2015-09-28 Mon 07:00> |
|      |         |     |      |                        |

Question:
How can I get the meetings (the Names) to show up as Agenda events?

One of the successful approaches I tried is to use properties (instead
of table columns), and edit via column view. However, this is
significantly slower (for me) than using straight tables; also the
column view is nice, but not as clean as a straight table.

I tried to transpose a table into properties, but could not do that.

Any help or suggestions, please?

Thank you!
--
Prof. Paolo Bientinesi, Ph.D.

AICES, RWTH Aachen


Agendas only pick up headlines,  which don't exist inside tables.  Your
attempt using properties is about as close as you can get.

Maybe you can build a custom table exporter and convert it to headlines,
then build your agenda from that?

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