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Re: [O] Adding new table rows/cols in a formula update

From: Dima Kogan
Subject: Re: [O] Adding new table rows/cols in a formula update
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:27:52 -0700

Dima Kogan <address@hidden> writes:

> Suppose I have this .org file:
>  |   |
>  #+TBLFM: @1$2=5
> It's a 1x1 table with a formula. The formula sets a cell that's out of
> bounds in the table, so evaluating this formula results in an error. How
> set-in-stone is this behavior? I haven't dug too deeply into the code,
> but are there fundamental assumptions here? Would a patch that extends
> the table before applying such a formula be too naive in some way?

Here's a tiny patch that adds the columns (not rows) as needed. Is this

>From 93e9927dd49d100036853963e899c8b6af5325de Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Dima Kogan <address@hidden>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:27:26 -0700
Subject: [PATCH] org-table: field formulas can now create new columns as

 lisp/org-table.el | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/lisp/org-table.el b/lisp/org-table.el
index 7607ead..31365ad 100644
--- a/lisp/org-table.el
+++ b/lisp/org-table.el
@@ -3125,7 +3125,7 @@ known that the table will be realigned a little later 
       (while (setq eq (pop eqlname1))
        (message "Re-applying formula to field: %s" (car eq))
        (org-goto-line (nth 1 eq))
-       (org-table-goto-column (nth 2 eq))
+       (org-table-goto-column (nth 2 eq) nil 'force)
        (org-table-eval-formula nil (nth 3 eq) 'noalign 'nocst
                                'nostore 'noanalysis))

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