[texhax] Modifying LaTeX tables

Dr Nicola L C Talbot n.talbot at uea.ac.uk
Mon Jun 8 12:16:33 CEST 2009

Sam Albers wrote:
> I have a general methodology question concerning tables in LaTeX and I was
> just wondering what the collective wisdom of the list thought.
> Currently I am making tables using a spreadsheet then saving the file as a
> .csv file, replacing commas with an ampersand and then formatting the table
> to include in a .tex file. The problem I am running into is that if I want
> to modify the table after this process (say add a column) I have to start
> from scratch at the spreadsheet level which can be fairly time consuming. I
> just wondering what other people do to make this more efficient. That is,
> how do people go about making tables and modifying then after some edits
> have been made.

You could try the datatool package. It can load data from csv files into 
a database, and you can then either iterate through the database or 
place it in a tabular/longtable.

Nicola Talbot
Dr Nicola Talbot

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