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Item7718: DataTablePlugin to handle column names containing non-word characters

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When you use %DATATBL{...}%, you may not have control over column names of the data source table. So column names may contain non-word characters such as comma (,), period (.), and slash (/). Meanwhile, when you specify column names in the format parameter and specifying search criteria, a column name must start with a letter and consists only of word characters [A-Za-z0-9_].

The gap needs to be filled. So here's the logic to make a column name used in %DATATABL{...}% out of a table's column name

  1. Remove non-word characters at the end of a column name
  2. Replace a consecutive string of non-word characters with a single underscore

For example:

On a table In %DATATBL{...}%
*Abc/Def:* Abc_Def
*Ghi Jkl_* Ghi_Jkl_

-- TWiki:Main/HideyoImazu - 2016-01-21

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Summary DataTablePlugin to handle column names containing non-word characters
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.HideyoImazu
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SVN Range TWiki-6.0.2-trunk, Sun, 10 Jan 2016, build 29797
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Component DataTablePlugin
Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed
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Checkins TWikirev:29914 TWikirev:29915 TWikirev:29916 TWikirev:29947 TWikirev:29948 TWikirev:29949 TWikirev:29964 TWikirev:29965
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Topic revision: r15 - 2016-02-16 - PeterThoeny
 
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