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

From: Robert Pollard
Subject: Re: How to edit with forms-mode a table from MySQL?
Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 16:51:45 -0700

Hi R.,

I have posted a question about forms and haven't received an answer yet. I am having trouble with creating new records or editing them. It indicates the file is not writable. Although I toggle the read only mode and made sure I am the owner of the file it still does not allow me to write to it. I try to insert a record and it tells me the file cannot be changed because it is read only.
If you get any responses from your post please let me know.

I believe there is a way to convert the field delimiters to something that isn't used like ^K. It sounds like you will also have to allow multiple line fields in your control definitions.

I don't know all the details but it sounds doable.


Robert Pollard

On Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at 09:41 AM, R. Readi wrote:

Dear Sirs!

I have a table exported from a database (I think MySQL) and want to edit
it with emacs forms-mode. Although this should be a very usual thing, I
dont think I can do it without some (more or less trivial) elisp
programming. I wanted to ask you here if you know a more direct way
before I begin writing programms.

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).

I would thank you any hint,
Rodrigo Readi

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