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Field mapping

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Written by rbw152
4 years ago
Category: Import/Export
4 posts since Tue, 02 Nov 10
Hi. I'm new here but I can only find one instance of someone moaning about the old field mapping option in the CSV import being taken out.

So I thought I'd just start a new thread to see why on earth more complaints haven't been made because of the loss of this useful option?

I update HeidiSQL regularly but I'm now looking through my hard drive to find an earlier build so that I can get this feature back. It really made importing so much easier and I cannot understand why HeidiSQL thought it was a good idea to get rid of it!

The import dialog is now so dumb you have to open up the csv file yourself to see the field names. This a hassle. I either have to open the csv file and flip between the screens or grab a pen and (Argh! No!) write the field names down - I didn't have to do this before!

So perleeeeeeeeease lovely people at HeidiDQL BRING BACK FIELD MAPPING IN THE IMPORT DIALOG!!!!
Written by ansgar
4 years ago
5023 posts since Fri, 07 Apr 06
You are wrong - there was never such a field mapping feature. However, was requested as issue #1379.
Written by rbw152
4 years ago
4 posts since Tue, 02 Nov 10
I beg your pardon but I distinctly remember a few versions back having the ability to map csv fields to fields in the destination table.

The dialog to do this had a wide button on it that stretched across the width of the dialog itself and the field lists were located side by side, so I'm sorry but I know I'm not wrong on this!
Written by rbw152
4 years ago
4 posts since Tue, 02 Nov 10
OK. You got me. I just went back to version 3.2 and the facility I mentioned still isn't there.

Sorry but I didn't dream this so perhaps I'm thinking of another app entirely!

However, there is a post elsewhere on this forum where the user says the same thing as me.....
Written by ansgar
4 years ago
5023 posts since Fri, 07 Apr 06
Hehe, believe me, I'm having this dialog in mind, from the very first MySQL-Front versions and there was never such a feature, even if you insist there was, and even if there are 10 users trying to tell me the oppositesmileIt was definitely another application where you saw that.
Written by rbw152
4 years ago
4 posts since Tue, 02 Nov 10
I beg your forgiveness oh mighty anse, for you are indeed correct and I am but an insect in your presence!

I finally found the dialog I was dreaming about in SQLite Administrator by Orbmu2k. Doh!

That's the trouble with developing in mulitple database formats obviously! Sorry to have troubled everyone - I will now go and beat myself with a prickly branch....

My request still stands though: could we have field mapping in the import dialog HeidiSQL? (please) =0)
Written by ansgar
4 years ago
5023 posts since Fri, 07 Apr 06
Thanks for clearing stuff you little insect under my feet. :)

Well, issue #1379 is open and waits for me to implement that. However, not the most critical one out of many.
 

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