From: Rodrigo Moya (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jun 30 2003 - 10:43:57 EDT
On Mon, 2003-06-30 at 15:28, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: patch for libgnomedb headers
> From: <email@example.com>
> Date: Mon, June 30, 2003 11:27 pm
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >> hmm, we've got, in libgda, a XML format to create
> >> .connection files
> >> which contain all necessary information to connect
> >> to the database. We
> >> can easily add there info for commands to be run.
> >> We've got also the XML query format, which although
> >> not use too
> >> extensively, it works pretty well. So, we can make a
> >> GUI to design the
> >> query, save that query to a file and run it over
> >> from the command line.
> >> It shouldn't be hard at all.
> >> What would be needed in the abiword part to do this?
> > In order of precedence:
> > 1) Some glue code to pass this data to GDA and then
> > get back a result set
> > 2) Some code to easily define the field names (you've
> > already mentioned the field-picker GUI that you intend
> > to work on)
> > 3) A GUI to easily create queries (though doing this
> > in Mergeant and saving the query in a way #1 can
> > recognize would definitely be preferable)
> If needed I'd be happy to help on the table creation part of the code.
> Though I'm sure Dom has that covered. This would be really cool, I'm
> looking forward to this feature.
> Can libgda use Gnumeric and/or Evo address book/ appointments files as a
> data sources? It would be really cool to be able to pull info direct
> from those. We would start to have something like an office suite then.
yes, we only need to write a provider for those. I'll start this week a
provider based on the evolution libraries. Apart from that, Jody, what
should I use to read gnumeric files?
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