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Exact steps to export to an org table to csv

Sorry if this is trivial. What are the exact step to export the following table: 1) to a buffer 2) to the file specified in properties For now if I position the cursor inside the M-x org-table-...
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Use autocomplete variables from first column of a CSV file

I have used conventional auto complete feature in emacs and I think I understand how it works. I have a new requirement, where the variables to be used in a particular program (not conventional ...
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csv-mode: do not split line on newline inside quoted field

I'm using the latest csv-mode in Emacs 25.3.1 in centos 6.10. The problem is that I have many fields that are long documentation strings and many of them have embedded newlines. This messed up csv-...
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Display all/current CSV heading names

In CSV files (especially ones with a lot of columns and/or a lot of rows) I find that it's hard to tell which column I'm on. Normally I'd like to know either the column heading, or sometimes the ...
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Insert a list of lists of strings as CSV

Given a list of lists, as returned e.g. by pcsv-parse-buffer, what's a correct way of inserting it to the buffer in CSV format ? I looked at pcsv.el and csv-mode.el but could not find a function to ...
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csv-mode is very slow

Just about any buffer with csv-mode enabled gets very slow/unresponsive, regardless of how big the file is. It takes up to half a second to jump to the next line/character. Any idea why that is? I ...
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Export Org-Mode Timesheet Data?

I've taken to using org-mode for keeping track of my open tasks each week, notes on various tasks, and to generate a LaTeX formatted report at the end of each week that breaks down my time by task and ...
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setq and csv-mode variables

Why can't I directly set csv-mode variables like that: (setq csv-separators '(";" "\t")) (setq csv-field-quotes '("\"" "'")) and I'm forced to set it like that: (custom-set-variables '(csv-...
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Creating a contact group from a local file to use with mu4e

I have a file ~/foo/contacts.csv whose first two columns look like Student ID,Student Name firstID@foo.org,"Lennon, John" secondID@foo.org,"McCartney, Paul" thirdID@foo.org,"Harrison, George" ...
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CSV to Markdown table

Say we have a CSV in a buffer: foo,bar,hello 1,234,95 8923,901,145 Are there any native Emacs or Markdown-mode built-ins in Emacs that can be used to convert it to a Markdown table? It looks like ...
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Viewing & editing Excel spreadsheets and csv files in Emacs

Is there any way to view / edit Excel spreadsheets (e.g. xls and xlsx files) in Emacs? What about csv files? (e.g. column-aligning content). For reference, this is what I see when I try to open an ....
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How to search *just* the current line

I'm working with large, extra wide data files I probably should just be viewing in Excel... but I'd rather stay in Emacs. Is there an elisp function to search (and fontify) just on the current line?
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Make emacs lock display of the first line of a file

How can I make Emacs always display the first line of a file which contains header information (such as a CSV) as I scroll down past where it would usually no longer be visible?
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How to view and edit large delimiter separated value files?

I have been using csv-mode to modify small to medium sized CSV files, but recently I have been working with large files containing more than 40,812 entries. csv-mode struggles to align and navigate ...