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Link LaTeX Documentation to Excel Data

I am writing documentation for a build log that needs to have part numbers inserted. Rather than have someone go through and update part numbers in a document to reflect revisions and updates, I ...
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Issue with miktex installation - loading package database

I am trying to install miktex 2.9 with the Net installer. But the setup is stuck on "loading package database" The packages are in 'Miktex 2.9 local package repository' to be installed in the folder '...
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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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Create table for each CSV file in a directory

Assume I have a directory which has a dynamic number of files match a certain pattern (e.g. tabledata0.csv, tabledata1.csv). Now I want to create automatically create tables out of it. Sometimes it is ...
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Looking for a LaTeX resource library

I'm a teacher, writing different kinds of documents with a lot of cultural resources that I have to organise with a catalog, then filter to retrieve ressources I want to import into my document, and ...
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Biblatex & Biber in TexStudio on Windows - Central Bibliography

Introduction I have a TeX file that contains a number of references built using TeXStudio on Windows 10 using TeXLive as a backend. Since migrating from BibTeX to BibLaTeX/Biber I haven't been able ...
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Compiling Documents Based on Keywords in a Longer Text

I'm a teacher and I use LaTeX for all my exams. I would like to create a database of exam questions and attach multiple keywords to each question. Then, I would like to be able to generate a ...
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Creating a relational database schema

A database systems book at our school depicts a relational schema like this : I've been trying to recreate a similar schema using LaTeX, so far I use a whole bunch of single-row tabular ...
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Extract data from excel file with lualatex

I have an Excel file that I use as a database. Of course, there are a lot of entries (more than 4000) and I don't want to use all the data to create my PDF. So I was thinking of using LuaLaTeX to ...
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Datatool Long Compilation Time without sorting

Hi this is my first time writing on the forum so please let me know if I do anything wrong. Here is my problematic. I was wandering if I could use LaTeX to help me generate automatically grades ...
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connect to mysql

I try to run nlatexdb to connect to mysql. I'm using Miktex on Windows 7 with TexnicCenter In MySql I have a database called 'world'. In 'world' there is a table called 'city'. The table 'city' ...
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Recommended database to handle large amounts of text for LaTeX automation [closed]

I am automating the production of LaTeX files but am noticing that depending on the selected database and scripting language there can be length limitations on the character strings being retrieved. ...
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How to read vCard information for envelope printing

I am planning to write a lot of letters in the near future. Since I am going to prepare the letters with LaTeX I also want to print the envelope addresses with it. All the address information is in a ...
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Generating pdf after reading from database [closed]

I am new to Tex and I want to generate a PDF after taking some data from oracle SQL database. I researched a lot and I came to solution that I will have to write a C++ code for this. The C++ code will ...
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How to include LaTeX document in Java [closed]

I want to embed(include) LaTeX Table(LaTeX document) into Java code so that the table will be populated by the data fetched from SQL query results and the table has to be displayed as a PDF after ...
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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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Which command to get words from table?

I have the following table: \begin{filecontents*}{table.dat} cane 1.5 gatto 3 \end{filecontents*} from which I have to take cells separately for the plot. The numeric values can be easily gotten ...
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Select records from database based on condition/tags

I would like to build a database where each record has some tags. Then I want to output some fields of the records that contain a given tag. If it is possible, I would also like to output the ...
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Is there any database of BibTex entries? [duplicate]

Is there any database of BibTex entries that represent any citations of books/papers/articles of single author/genre/edition or any another sorting order. Database's size doesnt matter. I've seen ...
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Getting specific row/column values from a csv file to use in text, figures or table cells

I am trying to do the following: read a csv (or other similar format) external file with numerical and string data into an object; reference/get an specific value from such object to use into an ...
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Database style reports in LaTeX

I see plenty of questions around that demonstrate that csv files or database tables can be imported and formatted (based on templates and existing knowledge of the data structure) using LaTeX. My ...
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How to merge data and create multiple documents?, similar to personalized mailings

I would like to use LATEX combined with EXCEL data files (or CSV if it were neccessary) to create "proof of payment". Supose a list of people John McEnroe, NYC (USA), 110.23$, 10$,May...... Mary ...
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citing an online database

I have to cite a dataset from World Bank. What I write is the following: \usepackage{natbib} \begin{document} ..., Data from \cite{WB2014}. \bibliographystyle{apa} \bibliography{mybib} \end{document} ...
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“pdflatex: Not writing to” error when using python [closed]

I use python3 (with code not from me) to insert data from a database (bsddb3) into a LaTeX document and I receive the following error messages: pdflatex: Not writing to .aux (openout_any = p). ! I ...
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Importing text file into Latex by character

So I want to import a text file into latex character by character and format the individual characters by changing their color. So for instance, 'a' would be the color blue, 'b' would be red etc. How ...
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A BibTeX-like package for images?

Is there something akin to BibTeX that can be used for images? It would be helpful to have an image database, wherein static information like image source and date could be kept and referenced.
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On sorting a string with multiple entries

In my LaTeX-file I create a variable \authors which could have content: [Doe] John Doe; [Potter] Harry Potter; [Clinton] Bill Clinton; [Obama] Barack Obama; ... This is dynamically created, so I ...
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Is there a way to store information in something like an array

I'd like to store some basic information on people in a file, and want to be able for LaTeX to process this information. More specifically, I'd like to store something like: id:john1; fname: John; ...
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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?
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Dynamic Courtesy Receipt PDF Generator For PHP

The title needs a bit of help, but I'm wondering if it's possible to dynamically create a beautiful customized receipt for purchases from my website using LaTeX, where LaTeX gets its data from my ...
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LaTeX block conditional including

I am researching possibility of building an automatic brief datasheet template in LaTeX, taking data straight out of a database. The database connection part is possible and can be done with such ...
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Create spreadsheet corresponding to \item's

I am writing a mathematics book. For each example, I would like to store a few attributes, including: -The source -Whether I have checked the problem -The difficulty of the problem (etc.) ...
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draw colored world/US map in LaTeX

I'm trying to draw maps similar to these in a LaTeX pdf document: I want to auto-generate them from a list of pairs (country,color) to determine the colors. I have found the package pst-map2dII ...
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LuaTeX/ConTeXt connect to SQL Server

I am looking to connect ConTeXt to a SQL Server database. I have looked through the manuals, and even read pragma-ade's SQL PDF (which, for me, seems a bit abstract). I am not extremely familiar with ...
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Does a (Lua) approach exist, to read XML data into a .tex file?

I am having a lot of data in .xml files which look like this: <DATA> <NAME="name" /> <VERSION="1" /> <VARIABLES> <TEST> <ELEMENT atr="0" atr2="1">...
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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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Browsing BibTeX databases [duplicate]

Is there a good software for browsing BibTeX databases? I have a .bib file with roughly 100 entries and it is becoming harder and harder to look up papers to cite. What I would like is something with ...
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Database of names similar to bibliography in arabic

The example is with the particular case of Arabic, but could be extended to a more general case. When writing academic papers containing Arabic names, each journal has a particular transliteration ...
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Biblatex and a relational database? [closed]

Is there a way of using a relation database (e.g. MySQL) as a bibsource in Biblatex?
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Accessing MySQL or SQLite from Lua(La)TeX

I thought it would be possible to access MySQL or SQLite from Lua(La)TeX, but couldn't google up anything on the topic. Please give me pointers to: Snippets / Examples / Documentation on that, if ...
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automatic list/table rendering

i'm looking for a solution to automatically render data lists. In the current scenario, my input data is a list of strings, which should be displayed in a three column list w/ sequential numbers: +---...
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Reusing / inserting text in different publications from a text database

Update: A solution has been worked out here: String comparison in \ifthenelse Another way of reusing text could be done with the extract package as mentioned here. I am working on the translation of ...
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Import data from a spreadsheet into latex and create multiple pdf files for each row in LaTeX

I have a form which I assign to people to fill them out as a google form, and get the responses in a spreadsheet (xlsx or ods file formats). I need to file a report based on their answers, which means ...
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TikZ ER diagrams: really can't underline keys?

I'm creating an ER diagram with the TikZ ER library. The manual warns that although key attributes are conventionally underlined, it is hard to implement in TeX and the library uses italics instead. ...
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A collection of LaTeX equations?

I saw a web-site someday -- it had lots of codes for formulas from many fields of knowledge -- all categorized and searchable. So that when You teach, say, electrodynamics You could come there and get ...
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How do I create a visually pleasing tree hierarchy from a difficult to read CSV File (MySQL Export)?

Ok here is the deal: I am working on an endangered language project. The data is contained in a MySQL database. I can run a query to produce a hierarchy, but the hierarchy is difficult for humans to ...
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Free reference manager and PDF organizer for Windows [closed]

I'm looking for a reliable reference manager and PDF organizer in order to make my research work more efficient and productive. In particular, I would like the software to help me to export references ...
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Using BibTex as a general database for generating a table

I want to create an overview table of some data. More specifically, I have some named objects and for each of these I have some properties. Example data and schematic of output: + -------+--------+--...
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How do I install and use nlatexdb? (or latexdb, ratexdb)?

This question is related to this question regarding typesetting a MySQL database using UTF-8 encoding with Xelatex. I ask this in desperation as it involved printing 552 rows for my thesis! I need ...
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Which database documentation software do you use for LaTeX (in Linux)?

I am looking for a database documentation software where I want to incorporate the output in LaTeX. I want to show the table structures, primary keys and other related information. I found pst-...