Changes between Version 4 and Version 5 of BluePrint/Importer/Excel


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11/01/12 18:43:59 (9 years ago)
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Fran Boon
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    55The limitations of CSV, however, are that there is no client-side Validation or Online Help, so it is very easy for users to input incorrect data.
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    7 We'd like to allow deployers to build custom Excel workbooks which have protected fields for the core data inputs (like those used for feeding Assessments to the Survey module) and can then add additional Online Help & client-side Validation.
     7We'd like to allow deployers to build custom Excel workbooks which have protected fields for the core data inputs (like those used for feeding Assessments to the Survey module) and can then add additional Online Help & client-side Validation. They can also be customised more easily for local contexts, such as providing localised names for the Location Hiearrchy rather than 'L1', 'L2', 'L3', etc
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    99This project, therefore, is about designing a pre-processor for the current Importer back-end to allow .xls files to be uploaded & converting them to CSV before passing them to the current CSV importer.
     
    1414== Extensions ==
    1515The link to download the template should check for the existence of an .xls in static/formats/s3csv & use that instead of the .csv one where-present.
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    17 == See Also ==
    18 BluePrint/ErrorMessages