Bug #1442

data wizard does not create correct type of data

Added by Chad Berkley over 18 years ago. Updated over 18 years ago.

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in the data wizard, I told it I wanted to create a complex text format file. I
then told it I wanted 3 fixed width columns of 20,20,10 characters. When I
edited the file and morpho serialized the output, it serialized it as a comma
delimited text file even though the metadata still claimed that it was fixed width.


#1 Updated by Chad Berkley over 18 years ago

It appears that morpho creates a comma delimited file no matter what delimiter
you choose. even if you choose a simple delimited file, then tell it to use
another delimiter, it still uses commas.

#2 Updated by Dan Higgins over 18 years ago

The data table was not written to handle complex text formats of the type
described. Like the text import wizard code, it was written only to handle
delimited text.

There are several issues that come up in trying to convert the data table editor
to handle complex text formats. For example, the cell editors would have to be
configured to limit the number of characters to the fixed column widths. Perhaps
more troublesome, however, is that the wizard (and eml?) does not require that
the number of delimiters/fixed cell widths match the number of attributes (i.e.
the number of columns).

#3 Updated by Dan Higgins over 18 years ago

Wizard pages have been modified so that the complex text choice is disabled for
creating a new data table. Complex text tables can still be described but not
created in Morpho. This is consistent with only delimited text being handeled in
the TextImport Wizard.

#4 Updated by Redmine Admin over 9 years ago

Original Bugzilla ID was 1442

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