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Re: [Gnumed-bugs] xDT import problems

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-bugs] xDT import problems
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 09:34:10 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 02:36:17PM -0800, Jim Busser wrote:

> This may be a combination of lack of knowledge as to how xDT import is 
> supposed to work, and a bug.
> As far as how xDT is supposed to work, the plug in presently provides a 
> window with nothing except column headings with no data, plus a "load file" 
> button...
> 1) are files that live in known directories supposed to be automagically 
> listed?

No. Because there is no known magic directory associated
with xDT format files.

> 2) does automatic listing require that these files possess extension .xDT?

Listing requires either .xDT or selection of another filter
in the directory browser.

> 2) When I did "load file" I could see some of its contents listed on a line, 
> but am I supposed to be able to do anything else with it?

No. The xDT parser tries to make do with a non-appropriate
file and I'm in fact surprised it shows anything remotely
meaningful :-)

>       Maybe there is supposed to be a button which does the same as the menu 
> Person > Load external

No. Using xDT format files as external data sources is
integrated apart from the browser.

> 3) When I do Person > Load external, I am provided a dialog that lists two 
> records when the file contains only one?

Can you send me a screenshot of that ?

> 4) When I load / import, is there a bug why the address does not get imported?

You import from the CA MSVA file ? If so: that hasn't been
implemented yet.

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