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Re: data import usability

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: data import usability
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:21:57 +0200
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On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 03:19:31PM +0000, Jack Tanner wrote:
     Thanks for making PSPP! I'm trying to load a CSV file into PSPP
     0.7.10-g29c145 (Win 8 x64). Two things are tripping me up:
     1. File, Import Data, then choose Comma Separated Values as the file type. 
     don't know what file mask that applies, but it excludes *.csv.

Harry, does the windows installer set the appropriate Registry entry for .csv 
     2. During the import of a CSV, checking "Line above selected line contains
     variable names" doesn't populate var names, I still get VAR001, etc.

I think this has already been fixed.  Try a later version.
     Also, a suggestion: 
     3. File, Import Data should default to All Files as the type, not Text 

Why?  This menu is only appropriate for text files.  Trying to parse a binary 
as if it were text would be a very unusual use of it.  We try to optimise the 
user interface for the convenience of the intended use.

     (and the latter should be capitalized Text Files for consistency).

You're right.  I updated that accordingly.  Thanks for reporting it.

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