Amazing, thanks so much Jeremy. Big fan of the Tiddlywiki.
On Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 4:32:44 AM UTC-5, Jeremy Ruston wrote:
> Hi Mike
> Trying to import excel spreadsheet report repetitively to create database
> of tiddlers.
> In the primary row of the excel sheet, where the column titles are that
> specify the pointers for the field import specification, I have a couple
> columns with line breaks (ALT-Enter in Excel)...Not my choice
> How do i specify the line break character in the "column" field of the
> plugin control so that the plugin finds the correct column and
> corresponding data to put in the field upon import?
> Seeing if I have an option here besides manipulating the excel data. I'd
> rather just import the existing report as-is that is e-mailed to me.
> Interesting problem! As you’ll have discovered, attempts to copy the line
> break character from Excel and paste it into the editor of the XSLX plugin
> don’t work. The reason is that those single line text fields don’t allow
> control characters.
> A possible workaround is to identify the tiddler field(s) that need to
> have these control characters pasted, and to edit those fields in a scrap
> tiddler via a textarea:
> <$edit-text tiddler="$:/_importspec/Presidents and
> Justices/States/Main/title" field="import-field-column" tag="textarea"/>
> Then you should be able to paste the required line breaks into the fields.
> The problem you’ll then likely run into is that control characters are
> removed from tiddler fields when you save and reload as a standalone HTML
> file. A quick and dirty workaround would be to save the wiki in JSON format
> (via the export button).
> Best wishes
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