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From: Michael Brand <michael.ch.brand@gmail.com>
To: Yu <yu_icq@gmx.at>
Cc: org-mode mailing list <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Table formulas: Cannot use column names on the left hand side
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 17:52:06 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CALn3zoj3PakTor-X9AkGTEcjyyT0G3TVwvE5VJm5FKDd7czXLA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CANtbJLGsbjf9Y8w0C+FcrHWmWfrH_LBMx1-MBBoUpKgwEMc7tw@mail.gmail.com>

Hi Yu

On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 16:56, Yu <yu_icq@gmx.at> wrote:
> I tried today to use named columns for calculations. While this works
> on the right hand side of the equation, names don't seem to work for
> the left hand side --

Named columns are not supported on the left hand side.

> which is a problem, because a change in column
> arrangement, that isn't caused by org functions (e.g. manually
> inserting a column with rectangle-copying) may cause an input column
> to be overwritten accidentially (e.g. having a formula $4=$3*$2+$1 and
> then manually inserting a column for line markers as described in
> "Advanced Features").

If one uses M-<left> and M-<right> instead of rectangle edit to move
around columns then it is much faster and Org takes care of adapting
the formulas so that they still match the new coordinates.


      reply	other threads:[~2012-02-16 16:52 UTC|newest]

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2012-02-16 15:56 Table formulas: Cannot use column names on the left hand side Yu
2012-02-16 16:52 ` Michael Brand [this message]

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