Bug 62828 - Allow for CSV imports to be done with templates
Summary: Allow for CSV imports to be done with templates
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
4.0.1.2 release
Hardware: All All
: high enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
URL:
Whiteboard:
Keywords: needsDevEval
Depends on:
Blocks: CSV-Import
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Reported: 2013-03-27 17:16 UTC by Dave Richards
Modified: 2017-07-20 20:46 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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2013-03-27 17:16 UTC, Dave Richards
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Description Dave Richards 2013-03-27 17:16:49 UTC
Created attachment 77116 [details]
Mockup

CSV imports are very problematic for users and often data obtained from different sources require different settings.  The settings for import have to be perfect or they fail. This area is support intensive.

This request is to add a small section to the CSV import UI that allows the users to select from predefined global and personal templates.  LibreOffice would merge the global ones and their personal ones into a dropdown menu.

This would greatly decrease confusion and problems for enterprise users and allow system administrators to create predefined settings for their users.

Very simplified XML storage of this template might be something like:

xml
  templatename-Files From Kohei-/templatename
    separatedby-True-/separatedby
    tab-True-/tab
    comma-False-/comma
    semicolon-True-/semicolon
    delimiter-'-/delimiter
  /templatename>
/xml

Also attaching mockup of dialog
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2013-03-27 19:31:43 UTC
Thank you for reporting this enhancement request! I can confirm that this is a valid enhancement request on:
Version 4.1.0.0.alpha0+ (Build ID: 9a46e5614f5a0e0bdce3c497f81ca529da8fb5c)
Date:   Mon Mar 18 18:59:09 2013 +0100 
Platform: Bodhi Linux 2.2 x64
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As I've been able to confirm the enhancement request I am marking as:

New (confirmed)
Enhancement
High - seems quite easy to accomplish and very useful

Keywords - 

Whiteboard Status - ProposedEasyHack

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Comment 2 Joel Madero 2014-02-27 22:55:04 UTC
In order to limit the confusion between ProposedEasyHack and EasyHack and to make queries much easier we are changing ProposedEasyHack to NeedsDevEval.

Thank you and apologies for the noise
Comment 3 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-13 11:21:13 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)