Issue 25345 - Using CSV and TXT files as External Data
Summary: Using CSV and TXT files as External Data
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 1834
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.1a
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P1 (highest) Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: spreadsheet
QA Contact: issues@sc
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Reported: 2004-02-10 21:14 UTC by ooo
Modified: 2004-02-11 14:29 UTC (History)
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Description ooo 2004-02-10 21:14:42 UTC
If you search issuezilla for "External Data" related to spreadsheet then you 
get a huge number of issues which is all marked as duplicate because it is 
"not a bug but a feature" (someone must have talked with a Microsoft helpdesk 
But many users and my customers and me included see "Insert -> External Data" 
as a way to insert external CSV and TXT data.  
So I want to see that this will be possible in the future - a very popular 
You can get more background on this issue by looking at issue 1834. 
One of the difference between opening a CSV file and using the "Insert -> 
External Data" is the possibility to update the data every specified seconds.
Comment 1 ooo 2004-02-10 21:54:18 UTC
If this issue becomes WONTFIX then I will suggest that the text in the 
dialogbox tells that it only supports HTML-tables, named ranges in Calc or 
Excel sheets, so users doesn't get the idea that they also can use CVS as 
external data. 
Maybe changing the name of the menu item so it doesn't get the impression that 
it also can be used for CSV data files. 
Comment 2 frank 2004-02-11 14:28:35 UTC

you mentioned Issue 1834 which deals exactly with the problem you describe here.
So this Issue is absolutly double and I close it as such as Falko is working on
it for OOo2.0.


*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 1834 ***
Comment 3 frank 2004-02-11 14:29:03 UTC
closed double