Table field

JB sundown at pacifier.com
Sun Jul 12 01:56:30 CEST 2015


If you want to get all the items in a column
Richard Gaskin wrote a excellent function
specifically for that.  Like all of his code it
is fast.

John Balgenorth


On Jul 11, 2015, at 4:45 PM, dunbarx at aol.com wrote:

> The colunDelimiter will not. in and of itself, extract, say, the third item of all the lines in a tab and return formatted dataSet. DataGrids have this sort of functionality built-in, but that is still constructed from standard LC techniques.
> As per the above, if you wanted that third item all down the table, you have to loop through each line and dig it out, as others have already said.
> 
> 
> Craig Newman
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Haworth <pete at lcsql.com>
> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> Sent: Sat, Jul 11, 2015 6:36 pm
> Subject: Re: Table field
> 
> 
> What Mike said.  It's somewhat confusing since there is a
> "columndelimiter"
> property which is set to tab by default but it seems to only
> be used in
> conjunction with the split command.
> 
> On Sat, Jul 11, 2015 at 12:57
> PM Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Its tab and cr delimited data,
> so set the itemdelimiter to tab and get item
>> 2 o fline 3 of field "xxx"
>> 
>> 
> On Sat, Jul 11, 2015 at 1:51 PM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com>
>> 
> wrote:
>> 
>>> I have a table field containing some data I copy pasted from a
>> 
> spreadsheet
>>> 
>>> [being unable to find a reliable way to import data
> directly from a
>>> spreadsheet]
>>> 
>>> that runs across 3 columns.
>>> 
>> 
>> When I tried this:
>>> 
>>> put column 2 of line 3 of fld "XXX"
>>> 
>>> I
> had no joy.
>>> 
>>> I would be grateful if someone could tell me how to
> extract data from
>>> individual cells in a table field.
>>> 
>>> Richmond.
>> 
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