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Re: PSPP-BUG: bugs in PSPP 1.4.1 for Windows

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: PSPP-BUG: bugs in PSPP 1.4.1 for Windows
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2021 08:22:51 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

* loading the clipboard with some text
* navigate to the name cell in variable view.
* Right Click, and observe the popup menu which appears
* Select "Paste" from the popup menu.
* The text should appear in the GtkEntry's buffer.
* Hit Enter.
* (Here is the caveat) IF the text is a valid variable name in the dictionary, 
  a new variable will appear with that name.
  OTHERWISE a new variable with a defalt name ("Var000n") will appear.


On Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 11:06:54PM -0800, Ben Pfaff wrote:
     I don't understand why this takes any special implementation effort.
     Are we using a custom entry field implementation instead of a
     On Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 10:33 PM Friedrich Beckmann
     <friedrich.beckmann@gmx.de> wrote:
     > copy&paste in the variable view is not implemented yet. It works in the 
data view for the moment.
     > https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?func=detailitem&item_id=49837
     > > Am 11.03.2021 um 05:22 schrieb Ben Pfaff <blp@cs.stanford.edu>:
     > >
     > > On Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 4:06 PM <matt@evansevaluation.com> wrote:
     > >>> When you cut from Excel and paste into SPSS, what is in the cells 
that you cut from Excel?
     > >>
     > >> Variable names usually. (If the cell says "bRace_Variable" but what's 
actually in the cell as showing in the formula bar is "=CONCATENATE(E15,F15)" 
it will paste as "bRace_Variable".
     > >
     > > Oh, so just a string. I did not expect that to be a problem; I assumed
     > > you were trying something complicated.
     > >
     > > John, when I navigate to the Variable View sheet in the Data Editor
     > > and click on a Name cell and try to enter a new name, I can't get
     > > Paste to work at all, whether the name is blank or whether I've
     > > already typed a few characters, regardless of whether I use Ctrl+V or
     > > Edit|Paste. Is something wrong here? I do see Paste working OK in the
     > > Data View.
     > >
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