RE: Excel Plug-in?

From Pam Osborne
DateThu, 7 Feb 2002 14:54:47 -0800
Subject RE: Excel Plug-in?
We at Mercy Corps are using GSDL 2.37. I've gone into the plugins directory
and UnknownPlug is not in the list. Is there any way to get that from
anyone on the list? If nobody can send it, where would I find it?

Thanks,
Jared Potter
Mercy Corps
jpotter@mercycorps.org

-----Original Message-----
From: Gordon Paynter [mailto:gordon.paynter@ucr.edu]
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2002 11:45 AM
To: George Buchanan; Jared Potter
Cc: greenstone@tripath.colosys.net
Subject: Re: Excel Plug-in?


On Thursday 07 February 2002 09:27, George Buchanan wrote:
> Jared Potter wrote:
> > I have read your posts for both excel and quark. What about not
> > having it parse the files? All that an excel file really needs to
> > be indexed with would be the title and subject information, for our
> > organization anyway.

As I think I recently said, this is what UnknownPlug is for. Here's
how I use it to import Quicktime movies, despite there not being a
QuickTime Movie plugin. From collect.cfg:

plugin ImagePlug
plugin UnknownPlug -process_exp '.MOV' \
-assoc_field 'Movie' -file_type 'misc/misc'

Note that the associated file's name will be stored in a metadata
element called movie (and that I don't know the correct mime type!).
My format strings for displaying pages and lists contain expressions
like this (all on one line, of course):

format CL1VList '<td>[link][Title][/link]</td>
<td>{If}{[Image],Image!<br />[Image]}
{If}{[Movie],Quicktime movie!<br />[Movie]}</td>'


Gordon