[Scribus] Database publishing for Scribus

Craig Ringer craig
Sun Mar 12 10:10:04 CET 2006

On Sat, Mar 11, 2006 at 07:06:59AM -0800, Bolo Cholo wrote:
> Dear friends,
> I'm new to Scribus, and I'm looking for a way to import a database
> file to publish a directory with Scribus.
> For that purpose, I've been using QuarkXPress with the XData
> extension. All it does is format in XPress an imported tab (or comma)
> separated text file.

IIRC the gettext code supports CSV import, but I'm really not sure what
it does with it or what your formatting options are. Try that first. If
it doesnt' work to your needs, you could potentially extend it (requires
handiness with C++), use a Python script to post-process the imported
data, or write a Python script to do the import instead. In your
position I'd probably script the job using Python and a suitable Python
module for data access / database interface support, but I'm pretty
handy with Python so it's not so much fuss.

Yell if you have further questions / need help.

Craig Ringer

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