Myles English <mylesengl...@gmail.com> writes:

>>> On Mon, 05 Mar 2012 07:34:49 -0700, Eric Schulte said:
>
>   > Myles English <mylesengl...@gmail.com> writes:
>   >> Hi,
>   >> 
>   >> Please could tell me where I am going wrong with this?  I just
>   >> can't get the source block to put a result in the table.
>   [etc]
>
>   > Hi Miles,
>
>   > To force the value of "236:30:00" to be interpreted as a string
>   > (rather than have sbe try to convert it to a number prefix the
>   > reference with a "$" character).  However even doing this your
>   > example exposed a bug in this sbe functionality to which I've just
>   > pushed up a fix.  With the latest version of Org-mode the attached
>   > works as expected.
>
>
>   > #+name: workingDays #+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp :var hms="0" (require
>   > 'org-timer) (/ (org-timer-hms-to-secs hms) (* 60 60 8)) #+END_SRC
>
>   > Note the variable reference is prefixed with a "$" to ensure that it
>   > is interpreted as a string.  See the `sbe' documentation for full
>   > `sbe' usage information.
>
>   > -- Eric Schulte http://cs.unm.edu/~eschulte/
>
> Thanks Eryk that solves the problem!  I actually did try with an extra
> "$" but it didn't work so I assumed that I had misunderstood the
> documentation.  Reading the documentation again, I think it could be
> improved, perhaps
>
> #+begin_quote
> to force interpretation of a cell's value as a string, prefix the
> identifier with two "$"s rather than a single "$"
> #+end_quote
>
> instead of
>
> #+begin_quote
> to force interpretation of a cell's value as a string, prefix the
> identifier with another "$", (e.g. @2$2 becomes $@2$2)
> #+end_quote
>
> Thanks again,
>

Good idea, I've just pushed up a documentation improvement.

Thanks,

>
> Myles

-- 
Eric Schulte
http://cs.unm.edu/~eschulte/

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