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Re: How to edit with forms-mode a table from MySQL?


From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: How to edit with forms-mode a table from MySQL?
Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 11:00:52 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

"R. Readi" <address@hidden> writes:

> The rows (records) of the tables are separated as DOS separate lines
> (with ^M^J), the collumns (fields) are separated with commas and their
> contents are quoted with the double-quote-symbol (") at the beginning
> and the end. The problem I see: some fields contain commas, line-feeds
> (^J) and even double-quotes-symbols (not followed by comma).

This format will be difficult to work with in Emacs' forms mode.  The
problem is the double quotes.

Forms mode by default uses C-k (ascii 11?) to separate fields, I
think.  Can you transmogrify the file to match Emacs' idea of a field
better?
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