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Re: export org table to other formats (gnumeric or scalc or xlsx)

From: Uwe Brauer
Subject: Re: export org table to other formats (gnumeric or scalc or xlsx)
Date: Mon, 05 Jul 2021 16:51:41 +0200
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> Uwe Brauer <oub@mat.ucm.es> writes:

> The big problem here is that there is no single format understood by all
> these different programs which you can use. While CSV works OK for data,
> it does not support formulas and other meta data. In particular,
> translating formulas is a real challenge.

> I went down this rabbit hole some years back i.e. having a workflow
> which allowed me to interact with others who used Excel and allowing me
> to use org mode.

> It took hours and hours of additional work and never worked reliably
> because

> - I never found a way of 'exporting' to a format which could be imported
>   by Excel and included formulas

> - None of the Excel export formats support full export of Excel -
>   especially at the meta data level i.e. Visual Basic macros and other
>   'objects'. Workbooks were a real pain.

So if I understand you correctly you exported/imported formulas

One of the problems I face is the fact that org-table formulas are
column based and show as such, while excel and friends only reveal the
formula for a cell and so one is forced to take care of this difference,

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