Issue 30030 - problem with insert external data source
Summary: problem with insert external data source
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 1834
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.2
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: spreadsheet
QA Contact: issues@sc
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-06-09 16:01 UTC by georgalis
Modified: 2004-06-10 09:19 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description georgalis 2004-06-09 16:01:53 UTC
I've been asked by a friend to make mailing labels from a text file, the
text file is in the format


easy enough, so I try to put them in an openoffice spreadsheet from
which I'll make a report to print them on mailing labels.

The process goes like this:
OO Spread Sheet
        Insert -> External Data
                choose file with browser from external data dialog
                        find file, select insert
                adjust delimiter character in text import dialog
                        see correctly parsed preview, select ok
                external data dialog shows url of local file
                        ok button does not work

only the help and cancel buttons work, and the help says nothing more
than above.

Version: 1.0.3-1woody2

Am I missing something or does this package not read data sources?

On Tue, Jun 08, 2004 at 01:42:08PM -0700, Cory Petkovsek wrote:
>I have never done this in this way.  I'm using OO1.1 on freebsd, but this has
>worked in OO (and excel) for as long as I remember.  This is my process:
>Open text file as type "Text CSV (*.csv;*.txt)"
>Select comma separated
>Click ok.


But first I upgraded per suggestion on another list, to 1.1.2rc3

Even with the new version, "Insert -> External Data" seems like it
should work, proper dialogs etc, but the final "Ok" is not an option.

I discovered I could "Insert -> Sheet" and was a little easier than open
"Text CSV" because I didn't have to search for "Text CSV" in all the
file types...
Comment 1 Regina Henschel 2004-06-09 23:19:33 UTC
Please have a look at issue 1834. I think yours is duplicate to that.
Comment 2 frank 2004-06-10 09:19:22 UTC

this is in fact a double to Issue 1834.

So I close it.


*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 1834 ***
Comment 3 frank 2004-06-10 09:19:42 UTC
closed double