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Deleting Hidden Columns and Setting Column order [message #756] Wed, 15 January 2020 01:47 Go to next message
ELFritzen is currently offline  ELFritzen
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Is it possible to delete hidden columns? I think this might be useful in creating smaller Datawarrior files which could be a subset of a much larger file.

Also, is it possible to set the order in which columns are displayed? I know you can click and drag column headers to rearrange the columns but it would be nice to save the order or run a macro that would keep the order the same.

Ed Fritzen

Ed Fritzen
Re: Deleting Hidden Columns and Setting Column order [message #758 is a reply to message #756] Tue, 21 January 2020 21:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
thomas is currently offline  thomas
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Dear Ed,

thank you for the question. I just added "Delete Hidden Columns" as task to the table header popup menu.

The second question needs a little more work. Unfortunately, you are right, that changing the columns order does not trigger a task doing the change. Instead it is just done on the fly not using the task architecture. For this reason it would not be recorded as part of a macro and there is also no way to change the column order within a manually constructed macro. I will put the necessary changes on the TODO list.

Re: Deleting Hidden Columns and Setting Column order [message #844 is a reply to message #758] Fri, 10 April 2020 14:34 Go to previous message
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I agree that setting the column order would be nice to be able to do in a macro.

Likewise (and the reason for this post) this would be very nice for filters. I'd like to have the most relevant ones on top.
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