Bug 148943 - CSV filter token 4 (number of first row) needs an explicit "CSV Import" clarification
Summary: CSV filter token 4 (number of first row) needs an explicit "CSV Import" clari...
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Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
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URL: https://ask.libreoffice.org/t/how-to-...
Whiteboard: target:7.4.0
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Reported: 2022-05-05 04:09 UTC by Mike Kaganski
Modified: 2022-06-28 12:54 UTC (History)
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Description Mike Kaganski 2022-05-05 04:09:45 UTC

https://ask.libreoffice.org/t/how-to-convert-csv-from-command-line-and-ignore-first-lines/77114/ is how a user was confused that using the "Number of First Row" CSV filter token for export doesn't work.

As Eike mentioned there, "the help text says “Row number to start reading” this is for importing CSV" - but there's an alternative reading of "start reading" as "read the spreadsheet when exporting". So having a uniform "CSV Import" marker, like those used starting from token 7, would be very clear. (I suppose that these markers deserve a separate column, so that token names are separate from import/export specifiers.)
Comment 1 Commit Notification 2022-05-11 09:39:36 UTC
Olivier Hallot committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":


tdf#148943 Clarify CSV import token 4