{database} is a structured collection of data.

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How to create form letters from spreadsheet data in ConTeXt?

In LaTeX, one can use datatool to build simple form letters. As an example, the data is stored in a spreadsheet or CSV file, like this: Name,Amount,Date "Mr. White","$300","Dec. 2, 1911" "Mr. ...
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build dynamic documents from a Textdatabase

I need a dynamic solution to produce questionnaires from a database of questions which gets updated from time to time. I thought of LaTeX for set out the layout but the question is whether LaTeX can ...
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How to use \hlines and | column separators in a csv table uploaded with datatool

Hi I've been trying to use the datatool package to get data from csv files easily into documents as formatted tables. I seem to keep getting the lines on the first column shifted down by a row. If I ...
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List of People analog to Bibliography

In my document I emphasize names that are mentioned and now I want to provide some additional information about them in an appendix. Currently I do something like: \documentclass{scrartcl} ...
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DB diagram's (entity relationship) - tikz chamfered rectangle with split zones

I try to draw an association type for an entity-relationship diagram. How can I draw a chamfered rectangle with split parts=2 or 3 ? I found this ref : Horizontally enlarged hexagon with TikZ but it ...
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bibtex issue : Warning--I didn't find a database entry for “birks”

I'm having an issue using bibtex with pdflatex. Here is the file biblio.bib I'm using (with this exact format) : @Book{physiqueNucleaire, author = "Claude le Sech and Christian Ngô", title = ...
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Could I insert the elements of a mdb or csv base in Latex?

I want to insert some information from a csv text file or from a mdb (MS data base) base into a latex document. For example I have a document with math exercises and I would like to insert the first ...
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pgfplotstable or datatool?

What are differences, which to use for including .csv, .tsv files ? Datatool ? pgfplotstable ? I've seen at question : How typeset a numeric table from a CSV file how person asked about fixing ...
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find and sort selected words

I am writing a book, where in i have to call back the selected words in different context. Here is my MWE \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} %For multiple index \usepackage{imakeidx} \makeindex ...
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DB dump into LaTeX with Python and R?

I have quite a large index. I am planning to create a full-blown DB for it and later export the information to LaTeX. I am comfortable with R and Python so I would like to work with them but I feel ...
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How to display a specific entry from an external data source input?

I have a data.txt file and it contains an array of numbers, I included it in the preamble of the .tex file, now I would like to display some specific entry from the data file, not the whole data set ...
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Article organizers: refbase, I,Librarian or something else?

I hope this is the right place to ask this. I think it's extremely likely other TeX users have experienced the same problem I have, given its use in the academic world. So, I have an ever-growing ...
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Symbols for Outer Joins

I'm looking for a way to typeset the symbols for outer joins, that is ⟕ U+27D5 onward. There seems to be nothing in symbols-a4. Note that I'm not looking for ⋊ U+22C9 as this represents a semijoin. ...
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How to manage pictures in a single file to be easily picked by the main file?

I'm writing a paper with many TikZ pictures. To keep the main file readable, I keep the pictures as separate files, but unfortunately I have now too many files. What is a nice solution to keep all the ...
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Public storage of TeX templates

It exists a public storage of TeX templates? I mean that people could search a template that is standardized or just nicely formated eg. Dr thesis, official papers, books, articles and so ... It ...
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Formatting complex table from CSV using datatool

I have this csv file, formatted like this one: Store,Product 1,Product 2,Product 3,Product 4,Product 5,Sub Total Store 1,15,99,299,75,292,780 Store 2,33,353,429,283,561,1659 Store ...
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SQL Markup and CSV Formatting in LaTeX

I have had a quick look for similar questions but I couldn't find anything, so apologies if this is a duplicate. Firstly, I am looking for a way to grab information from external source files (i.e. ...
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Database Entity Relationship Diagram

Is there a package that will allow me to create a database entity relationship diagram such as the one below?
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Weird error when using datatool's `\DTLaddall` in a `\DTLforeach`

Given test.csv containing: donor,core,non-core Norway,137.6,111.4 The Netherlands,116.6,85.8 and data-problem.tex containing: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{datatool} \begin{document} ...
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disabling line breaks in datatool table

I have a csv file containing a list of names with addresses. I'm using the datatool package to load these and output stickers (using the labels package) for envelopes. This is done using \DTLforeach. ...
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Drawing paths with TikZ from a DB with DataTool

I have written this code and it works: ... \DTLsetseparator{;} \DTLloaddb[noheader]{DBcurva}{Curvas.csv} \begin{tikzpicture} \foreach \columna in {1,3,...,\DTLcolumncount{DBcurva}}{ ...
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Is it possible to connect a database to LaTeX to produce data-driven documents?

I'm starting to write a LaTeX-based reference manual, and have realised that a lot of my needs could be solved by writing a database and then producing the reference manual from that. Lots of my pages ...
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Is it possible to use sql database for BibTeX?

I have and extensive database with references in form of an SQL database. How can I use this information in BibTeX?