Issue 21198 - Data from Data Source Browser can't transfer to calc or writer
Summary: Data from Data Source Browser can't transfer to calc or writer
Alias: None
Product: Base
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P2 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: marc.neumann
QA Contact: issues@dba
Depends on: 52915
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Reported: 2003-10-14 23:06 UTC by hjmanalam
Modified: 2006-05-31 14:29 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description hjmanalam 2003-10-14 23:06:01 UTC
While the DB access works surprisingly well, (I'm connecting to a postgres DB via 
ODBC), when I try to copy the data returned into a Calc or Writer document, it 
doesn't work. 
In Writer, according to the help and the nice tutorial on using OO and MySQL 
you should be able to either drag 'n' drop the data into a Writer or Calc doc and 
have the data transfer into the target doc.  In the case of the writer doc, when a 
selection is made of data in the Data Browser (upper pane), 2 buttons should 
become activated - the 'Data to Text' and 'Data to Fields' to format the data either as 
plain text or as a table.  Neither the drag 'n' drop  work, nor are the buttons 
activated.  In Calc, there are no such buttons and teh paste does not work correctly 
However in both Calc and Writer, if a selection is copied from the Data Browser and 
then pasted into the doc, the GU action I implies that this is happening, but you get 
only  a single field or cell of the data, not the entire selection, so something is 
working, just not the way it's supposed to.   
According the tutorial mentioned above, the simple copy & paste wasn't working 
with OO 1.0 either, altho the buttons did work to copy the entire range. 
The reason this is marked P2 is that it makes any Database connectivity for OO just 
about  useless. 
Comment 1 Frank Schönheit 2003-10-15 12:02:17 UTC
correcting sub component (see,
please), and default owner
Comment 2 hjmanalam 2003-10-16 18:55:32 UTC
the single value copied to the accepting doc is the one that the cursor was 
over when the copy command was executed or the drag was initiated. 
Comment 3 hjmanalam 2003-10-17 18:04:26 UTC
OK, another update - after I tested OO 1.0.3 to see what changed in the 
data handling, I re-tested OO 1.1 on both my machine adn another and 
found that the data copy does work, just not the way it's described in the 
It DOES work with the data browser in 1.1 very smilar to 1.0.3  and allows 
copy of data from the data browser window to the open doc (in both writer 
and calc windows).  It doesn't work perfectly in that the copy & paste don't 
work (with either the copy/paste buttons or shortcuts, or the drag 'n' drop), 
and the 'Data to Text' buttons are greyed out incorrectly (indicating that 
they're non-functional, when in fact they /are/ functional - this is the part 
that I missed.  If they ARE functional, they shouldn't be greyed out; if they 
aren't greyed out, it sure looks like they are), but at least the buttons work 
when pressed.    Other parts of the Data Browser seem to work exactly the 
When a selection is made in the data browser and the 'Data to Text' button 
is clicked, the correct data /IS/ copied to the appropriate pane.   
Maybe nect release, the help doc could be adjusted to reflect this, and the 
buttons could be hilighted correctly. 
Comment 4 marc.neumann 2003-11-04 09:44:06 UTC
So we can close this issue?
Comment 5 hans_werner67 2004-02-02 12:12:05 UTC
change subcomponent to 'none'