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TWiki Spreadsheet Plugin

This Plugin adds speadsheet capabilities to UAIWiki topics. Formulae like %CALC{"$INT(7/3)"}% are evaluated at page view time. They can be placed in table cells and outside of tables. In other words, this Plugin provides general formula evaluation capability, not just classic spreadsheet functions.

Example:

Region: Sales:
Northeast 320
Northwest 580
South 240
Europe 610
Asia 220
Total: 1970

      Interactive example:

Formula: %CALC{""}%  
Result:     TWiki Guest

The formula next to "Total" is %CALC{"$SUM( $ABOVE() )"}%.
(you see the formula instead of the sum in case the Plugin is not installed or not enabled.)

Syntax Rules

The action of this Plugin is triggered by the %CALC{"..."}% variable, which gets rendered according to the built-in function(s) found between the quotes.

  • Built-in function are of format $FUNCNAME(parameter)
  • Functions may be nested, e.g. %CALC{"$SUM( R2:C$COLUMN(0)..R$ROW(-1):C$COLUMN(0) )"}%
  • Functions are evaluated from left to right, and from inside to outside if nested
  • The function parameter can be text; a mathematical formula; a cell address; or a range of cell addresses
  • Multiple parameters form a list; they are separated by a comma, followed by optional space, e.g. %CALC{"$SUM( 3, 5, 7 )"}%
  • A table cell can be addressed as R1:C1. Table address matrix:
    R1:C1 R1:C2 R1:C3 R1:C4
    R2:C1 R2:C2 R2:C3 R2:C4
  • A table cell range is defined by two cell addresses separated by "..", e.g. "row 1 through 20, column 3" is: R1:C3..R20:C3
  • Lists can refer to values and/or table cell ranges, e.g. %CALC{"$SUM( 3, 5, $T(R1:C7), R1:C11..R1:C15 )"}%
  • Formulae can only reference cells in the current or preceeding row of the current table; they may not reference cells below the current table row
  • Formulae can also be placed outside of tables; they can reference cells in the preceeding table

Built-in Functions

Conventions for Syntax:

  • Required parameters are indicated in ( bold )
  • Optional parameters are indicated in ( bold italic )

ABOVE( ) -- address range of cells above the current cell

  • Syntax: $ABOVE( )
  • Example: %CALC{"$SUM($ABOVE())"}% returns the sum of cells above the current cell
  • Related: $LEFT(), $RIGHT()

ABS( num ) -- absolute value of a number

  • Syntax: $ABS( num )
  • Example: %CALC{"$ABS(-12.5)"}% returns 12.5
  • Related: $SIGN()

AND( list ) -- logcial AND of a list

  • Syntax: $AND( list )
  • Example: %CALC{"$AND(1, 0, 1)"}% returns 0
  • Related: $NOT(), $IF(), $OR()

AVERAGE( list ) -- average of a list or a range of cells

  • Syntax: $AVERAGE( list )
  • Example: %CALC{"$AVERAGE(R2:C5..R$ROW(-1):C5)"}% returns the average of column 5, excluding the title row
  • Related: $LIST(), $MAX(), $MEDIAN(), $MIN()

CHAR( number ) -- ASCII character represented by number

  • Syntax: $CHAR( number )
  • Example: Example: %CALC{"$CHAR(97)"}% returns a
  • Related: $CODE()

CODE( text ) -- ASCII numeric value of character

  • The ASCII numeric value of the first character in text
  • Syntax: $CODE( text )
  • Example: %CALC{"$CODE(abc)"}% returns 97
  • Related: $CHAR()

COLUMN( offset ) -- current column number

  • The current table column number with an optional offset
  • Syntax: $COLUMN( offset )
  • Example: %CALC{"$COLUMN()"}% returns 2 for the second column
  • Related: $ROW(), $T()

COUNTITEMS( list ) -- count individual items in a list

  • Syntax: $COUNTITEMS( list )
  • Example: %CALC{"$COUNTITEMS($ABOVE())"}% returns Closed: 1, Open: 2 assuming one cell above the current cell contains Closed and two cells contain Open
  • Related: $COUNTSTR(), $LIST()

COUNTSTR( list, str ) -- count the number of cells in a list equal to a given string

  • Count the number of cells in a list equal to a given string (if str is specified), or counts the number of non empty cells in a list
  • Syntax: $COUNTSTR( list, str )
  • Example: %CALC{"$COUNTSTR($ABOVE())"}% counts the number of non empty cells above the current cell
  • Example: %CALC{"$COUNTSTR($ABOVE(), DONE)"}% counts the number of cells equal to DONE
  • Related: $COUNTITEMS(), $LIST()

DEF( list ) -- find first non-empty list item or cell

  • Returns the first list item or cell reference that is not empty
  • Syntax: $DEF( list )
  • Example: %CALC{"$DEF(R1:C1..R1:C3)"}%
  • Related: $COUNTSTR(), $LISTIF(), $LIST()

EVAL( formula ) -- evaluate a simple formula

  • Addition, substraction, multiplication, division and modulus of numbers are supported. Any nesting is permitted
  • Syntax: $EVAL( formula )
  • Example: %CALC{"$EVAL( (5 * 3) / 2 + 1.1 )"}% returns 8.6
  • Related: $INT(), $MOD(), $ROUND(), $VALUE()

EXACT( text1, text2 ) -- compare two text strings

  • Compares two text strings and returns 1 if they are exactly the same, or 0 if not
  • Syntax: $EXACT( text1, text2 )
  • Example: %CALC{"$EXACT(foo, Foo)"}% returns 0
  • Example: %CALC{"$EXACT(foo, $LOWER(Foo))"}% returns 1
  • Related: $IF(), $TRIM()

FIND( string, text, start ) -- find one string within another string

  • Finds one text string, within another text, and returns the number of the starting position of string, from the first character of text. This search is case sensitive and is not a regular expression search; use $SEARCH() for regular expression searching. Starting position is 1; a 0 is returned if nothing is matched.
  • Syntax: $FIND( string, text, start )
  • Example: %CALC{"$FIND(f, fluffy)"}% returns 1
  • Example: %CALC{"$FIND(f, fluffy, 2)"}% returns 4
  • Example: %CALC{"$FIND(@, fluffy, 1)"}% returns 0
  • Related: $REPLACE(), $SEARCH()

FORMAT( type, prec, number ) -- format a number to a certain type and precision

  • Type can be COMMA for comma format, DOLLAR for Dollar format, NUMBER for number, and PERCENT for percent format
  • Syntax: $FORMAT( type, prec, number )
  • Example: %CALC{"$FORMAT(COMMA, 2, 12345.6789)"}% returns 12,345.68
  • Example: %CALC{"$FORMAT(DOLLAR, 2, 12345.67)"}% returns $12,345.68
  • Example: %CALC{"$FORMAT(NUMBER, 1, 12345.67)"}% returns 12345.7
  • Example: %CALC{"$FORMAT(PERCENT, 1, 0.1234567)"}% returns 12.3%
  • Related: $ROUND()

FORMATTIME( serial, text ) -- convert a serialized date into a date string

  • The following variables in text are expanded: $second (seconds, 00..59); $minute (minutes, 00..59); $hour (hours, 00..23); $day (day of month, 01..31); $month (month, 01..12); $mon (month in text format, Jan..Dec); $year (4 digit year, 1999); $ye (2 digit year, 99), $wd (day number of the week, 1 for Sunday, 2 for Monday, etc), $wday (day of the week, Sun..Sat), $weekday (day of the week, Sunday..Saturday), $yearday (day of the year, 1..365, or 1..366 in leap years). Date is assumed to be server time; add GMT to indicate Greenwich time zone.
  • Syntax: $FORMATTIME( serial, text )
  • Example: %CALC{"$FORMATTIME(0, $year/$month/$day GMT)"}% returns 1970/01/01 GMT
  • Related: $FORMATGMTIME(), $TIME(), $TIMEADD(), $TIMEDIFF(), $TODAY()

FORMATGMTIME( serial, text ) -- convert a serialized date into a GMT date string

  • The date string represents the time in Greenwich time zone. Same variable expansion as in $FORMATTIME().
  • Syntax: $FORMATGMTIME( serial, text )
  • Example: %CALC{"$FORMATGMTIME(1041379200, $day $mon $year)"}% returns 01 Jan 2003
  • Related: $FORMATTIME(), $TIME(), $TIMEADD(), $TIMEDIFF(), $TODAY()

GET( name ) -- get the value of a previously set variable

  • Specify the variable name (alphanumeric characters and underscores). An empty string is returned if the variable does not exist. Use $SET() to set a variable first. Unlike table ranges, variables live for the time of the page view and persist across tables, i.e. you can use it to summarize results across several tables.
  • Syntax: $GET( name )
  • Example: %CALC{"$GET(my_total)"}% returns the value of the my_total variable
  • Related: $SET(), $SETM()

IF( condition, value if true, value if 0 ) -- return a value based on a condition

  • The condition can be a number (where 0 means condition not met), or two numbers with a comparison operator < (less than), <= (less than or equal), == (equal), != (not equal), >= (greater than or equal), > (greater than).
  • Syntax: $IF( condition, value if true, value if 0 )
  • Example: %CALC{"$IF($T(R1:C5) > 1000, Over Budget, OK)"}% returns Over Budget if value in R1:C5 is over 1000, OK if not
  • Example: %CALC{"$IF($EXACT($T(R1:C2),), empty, $T(R1:C2))"}% returns the content of R1:C2 or empty if empty
  • Example: %CALC{"$SET(val, $IF($T(R1:C2) == 0, zero, $T(R1:C2)))"}% sets a variable conditionally
  • Related: $AND(), $EXACT(), $LISTIF(), $NOT(), $OR()

INT( formula ) -- evaluate formula and round down to nearest integer

  • Addition, substraction, multiplication, division and modulus of numbers are supported. Any nesting is permitted
  • Syntax: $INT( formula )
  • Example: %CALC{"$INT(10 / 4)"}% returns 2
  • Related: $EVAL(), $ROUND(), $VALUE()

LEFT( ) -- address range of cells to the left of the current cell

  • Syntax: $LEFT( )
  • Example: %CALC{"$SUM($LEFT())"}% returns the sum of cells to the left of the current cell
  • Related: $ABOVE(), $RIGHT()

LENGTH( text ) -- length of text in bytes

  • Syntax: $LENGTH( text )
  • Example: %CALC{"$LENGTH(abcd)"}% returns 4
  • Related: $LISTSIZE()

LIST( range ) -- convert content of a cell range into a list

LISTIF( condition, list ) -- remove elements from a list that do not meet a condition

  • In addition to the condition described in $IF(), you can use $item to indicate the current element, and $index for the list index, starting at 1
  • Syntax: $LISTIF( condition, list )
  • Example: %CALC{"$LISTIF($item > 12, 14, 7, 25)"}% returns 14, 25
  • Example: %CALC{"$LISTIF($NOT($EXACT($item,)), A, B, , E)"}% returns non-empty elements A, B, E
  • Example: %CALC{"$LISTIF($index > 2, A, B, C, D)"}% returns C, D
  • Related: $IF(), $LIST(), $LISTITEM(), $LISTMAP(), $LISTREVERSE(), $LISTSIZE(), $LISTSORT(), $LISTUNIQUE(), $SUM()

LISTITEM( index, list ) -- get one element of a list

LISTMAP( formula, list ) -- evaluate and update each element of a list

LISTREVERSE( list ) -- opposite order of a list

LISTSIZE( list ) -- number of elements in a list

LISTSORT( list ) -- sort a list

LISTUNIQUE( list ) -- remove all duplicates from a list

LOWER( text ) -- lower case string of a text

MAX( list ) - biggest value of a list or range of cells

  • Syntax: $MAX( list )
  • Example: To find the biggest number to the left of the current cell, write: %CALC{"$MAX($LEFT())"}%
  • Related: $LIST(), $MEDIAN(), $MIN()

MEDIAN( list ) -- median of a list or range of cells

  • Syntax: $MEDIAN( list )
  • Example: %CALC{"$MEDIAN(3, 9, 4, 5)"}% returns 4.5
  • Related: $LIST(), $MAX(), $MIN()

MIN( list ) -- smallest value of a list or range of cells

MOD( num, divisor ) -- reminder after dividing num by divisor

  • Syntax: $MOD( num, divisor )
  • Example: %CALC{"$MOD(7, 3)"}% returns 1
  • Related: $EVAL(), $()

NOP( text ) -- no-operation

  • Useful to change the order of Plugin execution. For example, it allows preprossing to be done before %SEARCH{}% is evaluated. The percent character '%' can be escaped with $per
  • Syntax: $NOP( text )

NOT( num ) -- reverse logic of a number

  • Returns 0 if num is not zero, 1 if zero
  • Syntax: $NOT( num )
  • Example: %CALC{"$NOT(0)"}% returns 1
  • Related: $AND(), $IF(), $OR()

OR( list ) -- logcial OR of a list

  • Syntax: $OR( list )
  • Example: %CALC{"$OR(1, 0, 1)"}% returns 1
  • Related: $AND(), $IF(), $NOT()

PRODUCT( list ) -- product of a list or range of cells

  • Syntax: $PRODUCT( list )
  • Example: To calculate the product of the cells to the left of the current one use %CALC{"$PRODUCT($LEFT())"}%
  • Related: $LIST(), $PRODUCT(), $SUM(), $SUMPRODUCT()

PROPER( text ) -- properly capitalize trxt

  • Capitalize letters that follow any character other than a letter; convert all other letters to lowercase letters
  • Syntax: $PROPER( text )
  • Example: %CALC{"PROPER(a small STEP)"}% returns A Small Step
  • Example: %CALC{"PROPER(f1 (formula-1))"}% returns F1 (Formula-1)
  • Related: $LOWER(), $PROPERSPACE(), $TRIM(), $UPPER()

PROPERSPACE( text ) -- properly space out WikiWords

  • Properly spaces out WikiWords preceeded by white space, parenthesis, or ][. Words listed in the DONTSPACE TWikiPreferences variable or DONTSPACE Plugins setting are excluded
  • Syntax: $PROPERSPACE( text )
  • Example: Assuming DONTSPACE contains MacDonald: %CALC{"PROPERSPACE(Old MacDonald had a ServerFarm, EeEyeEeEyeOh"}% returns Old MacDonald had a Server Farm, Ee Eye Ee Eye Oh
  • Related: $LOWER(), $PROPER(), $TRIM(), $UPPER()

RAND( max ) -- random number

  • Random number, evenly distributed between 0 and max, or 0 and 1 if max is not specified
  • Syntax: $RAND( max )
  • Related: $EVAL()

REPEAT(text) -- repeat text a number of times

  • Syntax: $REPEAT( text )
  • Example: %CALC{"$REPEAT(/\, 5)"}% returns /\/\/\/\/\

REPLACE( text, start, num, new ) -- replace part of a text string

  • Replace num number of characters of text string text, starting at start, with new text new. Starting position is 1; use a negative start to count from the end of the text
  • Syntax: $REPLACE( text, start, num, new )
  • Example: %CALC{"$REPLACE(abcdefghijk,6,5,*)"}% returns abcde*k
  • Related: $FIND(), $SEARCH(), $SUBSTITUTE(), $TRANSLATE()

RIGHT( ) -- address range of cells to the right of the current cell

  • Syntax: $RIGHT( )
  • Example: %CALC{"$SUM($RIGHT())"}% returns the sum of cells to the right of the current cell
  • Related: $ABOVE(), $LEFT()

ROUND( formula, digits ) -- round a number

  • Evaluates a simple formula and rounds the result up or down to the number of digits if digits is positive; to the nearest integer if digits is missing; or to the left of the decimal point if digits is negative
  • Syntax: $ROUND( formula, digits )
  • Example: %CALC{"$ROUND(3.15, 1)"}% returns 3.2
  • Example: %CALC{"$ROUND(3.149, 1)"}% returns 3.1
  • Example: %CALC{"$ROUND(-2.475, 2)"}% returns -2.48
  • Example: %CALC{"$ROUND(34.9, -1)"}% returns 30
  • Related: $INT(), $FORMAT()

ROW( offset ) -- current row number

  • The current table row number with an optional offset
  • Syntax: $ROW( offset )
  • Example: To get the number of rows excluding table heading (first row) and summary row (last row you are in), write: %CALC{"$ROW(-2)"}%
  • Related: $COLUMN(), $T()

SEARCH( string, text, start ) -- search a string within a text

  • Finds one text string, within another text, and returns the number of the starting position of string, from the first character of text. This search is a RegularExpression search; use $FIND() for non-regular expression searching. Starting position is 1; a 0 is returned if nothing is matched
  • Syntax: $SEARCH( string, text, start )
  • Example: %CALC{"$SEARCH([uy], fluffy)"}% returns 3
  • Example: %CALC{"$SEARCH([uy], fluffy, 3)"}% returns 6
  • Example: %CALC{"$SEARCH([abc], fluffy,)"}% returns 0
  • Related: $FIND(), $REPLACE()

SET( name, value ) -- set a variable for later use

  • Specify the variable name (alphanumeric characters and underscores) and the value. The value may contain a formula; formulas are evaluated before the variable assignment. This function returns no output. Use $GET() to retrieve variables. Unlike table ranges, variables live for the time of the page view and persist across tables, i.e. you can use it to summarize results across several tables
  • Syntax: $SET( name, value )
  • Example: %CALC{"$SET(my_total, $SUM($ABOVE()))"}% sets the my_total variable to the sum of all table cells located above the current cell and returns an empty string
  • Related: $GET(), SETM()

SETM( name, formula ) -- update an existing variable based on a formula

  • Specify the variable name (alphanumeric characters and underscores) and the formula. The formula must start with an operator to + (add), - (subtract), * (multiply), or / (divide) something to the variable. This function returns no output. Use $GET() to retrieve variables
  • Syntax: $SETM( name, formula )
  • Example: %CALC{"$SETM(total, + $SUM($LEFT()))"}% adds the sum of all table cells on the left to the total variable, and returns an empty string
  • Related: $GET(), $SET()

SIGN( num ) -- sign of a number

  • Returns -1 if num is negative, 0 if zero, or 1 if positive
  • Syntax: $SIGN( num )
  • Example: %CALC{"$SIGN(-12.5)"}% returns -1
  • Related: $ABS(), $EVAL(), $INT(), $NOT()

SUBSTITUTE( text, old, new, instance, option ) -- substitute text

  • Substitutes new text for old text in a text string. instance specifies which occurance of old you want to replace. If you specify instance, only that instance is replaced. Otherwise, every occurance is changed to the new text. A literal search is performed by default; a RegularExpression search if the option is set to r
  • Syntax: $SUBSTITUTE( text, old, new, instance, option )
  • Example: %CALC{"$SUBSTITUTE(Good morning, morning, day)"}% returns Good day
  • Example: %CALC{"$SUBSTITUTE(Q2-2002,2,3)"}% returns Q3-3003
  • Example: %CALC{"$SUBSTITUTE(Q2-2002,2,3,3)"}% returns Q2-2003
  • Example: %CALC{"$SUBSTITUTE(abc123def,[0-9],9,,r)"}% returns abc999def
  • Related: $REPLACE(), $TRANSLATE()

SUM( list ) -- sum of a list or range of cells

  • Syntax: $SUM( list )
  • Example: To sum up column 5 excluding the title row, write %CALC{"$SUM(R2:C5..R$ROW(-1):C5)"}% in the last row; or simply %CALC{"$SUM($ABOVE())"}%
  • Related: $LIST(), $PRODUCT(), $SUMPRODUCT(), $WORKINGDAYS()

SUMDAYS( list ) -- sum the days in a list or range of cells

  • The total number of days in a list or range of cells containing numbers of hours, days or weeks. The default unit is days; units are indicated by a h, hours, d, days, w, weeks suffix. One week is assumed to have 5 working days, one day 8 hours
  • Syntax: $SUMDAYS( list )
  • Example: %CALC{"$SUMDAYS(2w, 1, 2d, 4h)"}% returns 13.5, the evaluation of (2*5 + 1 + 2 + 4/8)
  • Related: $SUM(), $TIME(), $FORMATTIME()

SUMPRODUCT( list, list ) -- scalar product on ranges of cells

  • Syntax: $SUMPRODUCT( list, list, list... )
  • Example: %CALC{"$SUM(R2:C1..R4:C1, R2:C5..R4:C5)"}% evaluates and returns the result of ($T(R2:C1) * $T(R2:C5) + $T(R3:C1) * $T(R3:C5) + $T(R4:C1) * $T(R4:C5))
  • Related: $LIST(), $PRODUCT(), $SUM()

T( address ) -- content of a cell

  • Syntax: $T( address )
  • Example: %CALC{"$T(R1:C5)"}% returns the text in cell R1:C5
  • Related: $COLUMN(), $ROW()

TRANSLATE( text, from, to ) -- translate text from one set of characters to another

  • The translation is done from a set to a set, one character by one. The text may contain commas; all three parameters are required. In the from and to parameters you can write $comma to escape comma, $sp to escape space
  • Syntax: $TRANSLATE( text, from, to )
  • Example: %CALC{"$TRANSLATE(boom,bm,cl)"}% returns cool
  • Example: %CALC{"$TRANSLATE(one, two,$comma,;)"}% returns one; two
  • Related: $REPLACE(), $SUBSTITUTE()

TIME( text ) -- convert a date string into a serialized date number

  • Serialized date is seconds since the Epoch, e.g. midnight, 01 Jan 1970. Current time is taken if the date string is empty. Supported date formats: 31 Dec 2009; 31 Dec 2009 GMT; 31 Dec 09; 31-Dec-2009; 31/Dec/2009; 2009/12/31; 2009-12-31; 2009/12/31; 2009/12/31 23:59; 2009/12/31 - 23:59; 2009-12-31-23-59; 2009/12/31 - 23:59:59; 2009.12.31.23.59.59. Date is assumed to be server time; add GMT to indicate Greenwich time zone
  • Syntax: $TIME( text )
  • Example: %CALC{"$TIME(2003/10/14 GMT)"}% returns 1066089600
  • Related: $FORMATTIME(), $FORMATGMTIME(), $TIMEADD(), $TIMEDIFF(), $TODAY(), $WORKINGDAYS()

TIMEADD( serial, value, unit ) -- add a value to a serialized date

  • The unit is seconds if not specified; unit can be second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year. Note: An approximation is used for month and year calculations
  • Syntax: $TIMEADD( serial, value, unit )
  • Example: %CALC{"$TIMEADD($TIME(), 2, week)"}%
  • Related: $(), $() returns the serialized date two weeks from now
  • Related: $FORMATTIME(), $FORMATGMTIME(), $TIME(), $TIMEDIFF(), $TODAY()

TIMEDIFF( serial_1, serial_2, unit ) -- time difference between two serialized dates

  • The unit is seconds if not specified; unit can be specified as in $TIMEADD(). Note: An approximation is used for month and year calculations. Use $FORMAT() or $INT() to format real numbers
  • Syntax: $TIMEDIFF( serial_1, serial_2, unit )
  • Example: %CALC{"$TIMEDIFF($TIME(), $EVAL($TIME()+90), minute)"}% returns 1.5
  • Related: $FORMAT(), $FORMATTIME(), $FORMATGMTIME(), $INT(), $TIME(), $TIMEADD(), $TODAY(), $WORKINGDAYS()

TODAY( ) -- serialized date of today at midnight GMT

  • In contrast, the related $TIME() returns the serialized date of today at the current time, e.g. it includes the number of seconds since midnight GMT
  • Syntax: $TODAY( )
  • Example: %CALC{"$TODAY()"}% returns the number of seconds since Epoch
  • Related: $FORMATTIME(), $FORMATGMTIME(), $TIME(), $TIMEADD(), $TIMEDIFF()

TRIM( text ) -- trim spaces from text

  • Removes all spaces from text except for single spaces between words
  • Syntax: $TRIM( text )
  • Example: %CALC{"$TRIM( eat  spaces  )"}% returns eat spaces
  • Related: $EXACT(), $PROPERSPACE()

UPPER( text ) -- upper case string of a text

VALUE( text ) -- convert text to number

  • Extracts a number from text. Returns 0 if not found
  • Syntax: $VALUE( text )
  • Example: %CALC{"$VALUE(US$1,200)"}% returns 1200
  • Example: %CALC{"$VALUE(PrjNotebook1234)"}% returns 1234
  • Example: %CALC{"$VALUE(Total: -12.5)"}% returns -12.5
  • Related: $EVAL(), $INT()

WORKINGDAYS( serial_1, serial_2 ) -- working days between two serialized dates

  • Working days are Monday through Friday (sorry, Israel!)
  • Syntax: $WORKINGDAYS( serial_1, serial_2 )
  • Example: %CALC{"$WORKINGDAYS($TIME(2004/07/15), $TIME(2004/08/03))"}% returns 13
  • Related: $SUMDAYS(), $TIME(), $TIMEDIFF()

Bug Tracking Example

Bug#: Priority: Subject: Status: Days to fix
Bug:1231 Low File Open ... Open 3
Bug:1232 High Memory Window ... Fixed 2
Bug:1233 Medium Usability issue ... Assigned 5
Bug:1234 High No arrange ... Fixed 1
Total: 4 High: 2
Low: 1
Medium: 1
. Assigned: 1
Fixed: 2
Open: 1
Total: 11

The last row is defined as:

| Total: %CALC{"$ROW(-2)"}% \ 
  | %CALC{"$COUNTITEMS( R2:C$COLUMN()..R$ROW(-1):C$COLUMN() )"}% | . \ 
  | %CALC{"$COUNTITEMS( R2:C$COLUMN()..R$ROW(-1):C$COLUMN() )"}% \ 
  |  Total: %CALC{"$SUM( R2:C$COLUMN()..R$ROW(-1):C$COLUMN() )"}% |

Above table is created manually. Another Plugin could build the table dynamically, e.g. by pulling data out of a bug tracking system. The Spreadsheet Plugin can be used to display table data statistics.

Plugin Settings

Plugin settings are stored as preferences variables. To reference a plugin setting write %<plugin>_<setting>%, i.e. %SPREADSHEETPLUGIN_SHORTDESCRIPTION%

  • One line description, is shown in the TextFormattingRules topic:
    • Set SHORTDESCRIPTION = Add spreadsheet calculation like "$SUM( $ABOVE() )" to tables located in UAIWiki topics.

  • Debug plugin: (See output in data/debug.txt)
    • Set DEBUG = 0

  • Do not handle %CALC{}% tag in included topic while including topic: (default: 1)
    • Set SKIPINCLUDE = 1

  • WikiWords to exclude from being spaced out by the $PROPERSPACE(text) function. This comma delimited list can be overloaded by a DONTSPACE preferences variable:
    • Set DONTSPACE = CodeWarrior, MacDonald, McIntosh, RedHat, SuSE

Plugin Installation Instructions

Note: You do not need to install anything on the browser to use this plugin. Below installation instructions are for the administrator who needs to install this plugin on the TWiki server.

  • Download the ZIP file from the SpreadSheetPlugin home
  • Unzip SpreadSheetPlugin.zip in your twiki installation directory. Content:
    File: up Description:
    lib/TWiki/Plugins/SpreadSheetPlugin.pm Plugin Perl module
    data/TWiki/SpreadSheetPlugin.txt Plugin topic
    data/TWiki/SpreadSheetPlugin.txt,v Plugin topic repository
  • Test if the "Total" in the first table in this topic is correct.

Plugin Info

Plugin Author: TWiki:Main/PeterThoeny
Plugin Version: 17 Jul 2004
Change History:  
17 Jul 2004: Added $WORKINGDAYS(), contributed by TWiki:Main/CrawfordCurrie
24 May 2004: Refactored documentation (no code changes)
03 Apr 2004: Added $ABS(), $LISTIF(); fixed $VALUE() to remove leading zeros; changed $FIND() and $SEARCH() to return 0 instead of empty string if no match
21 Mar 2004: Added $LISTITEM(); fixed call to unofficial function
16 Mar 2004: Added $LISTMAP(), $LISTREVERSE(), $LISTSIZE(), $LISTSORT(), $LISTUNIQUE(), $SETM(); retired $COUNTUNIQUE() in favor of $COUNTITEMS($LISTUNIQUE()); fixed evaluation order issue of $IF(); fixed missing eval error messages suppressed since version 06 Mar 2004; redirect stderr messages to warning
08 Mar 2004: Added $LIST()
06 Mar 2004: Added $AND(), $MOD(), $NOT(), $OR(), $PRODUCT(), $PROPER(), $PROPERSPACE(), $RAND(), $REPEAT(), $SIGN(), $VALUE(); added digits parameter to $ROUND(); renamed $MULT() to $PRODUCT(); $MULT() is deprecated and undocumented
27 Feb 2004: Added $COUNTUNIQUE()
24 Oct 2003: Added $SET(), $GET(), $MEDIAN(); added $SUMPRODUCT(), inspired by TWiki:Main/RobertWithrow; added $SUMDAYS(), contributed by TWiki:Main/SvenDowideit
21 Oct 2003: Added support for lists (1, 2, 3) and lists of table ranges (R1:C1..R1:C5, R3:C1..R3:C5) for all functions that accept a table range; added $TIMEADD(); in $TIMEDIFF() added week unit; in $FORMATTIME() changed $weekday to $wd and added $wday and $weekday
14 Oct 2003: Added $TIME(), $TODAY(), $FORMATTIME(), $FORMATGMTIME(), $TIMEDIFF()
13 Oct 2003: Added $MULT(), contributed by TWiki:Main/GerritJanBaarda
30 Jul 2003: Added $TRANSLATE()
19 Jul 2003: Added $FIND(), $NOP(), $REPLACE(), $SEARCH(), $SUBSTITUTE(), contributed by TWiki:Main/PaulineCheung
19 Apr 2003: Added $COUNTSTR(), $EXACT(), $IF(), $ROUND(), $TRIM(); added $FORMAT(), contributed by TWiki:Main/JimStraus; support % modulus operator in $EVAL, $INT, and $ROUND; fixed bug in $DEF
07 Jun 2002: Added $DEF(), contributed by TWiki:Main/MartinFuzzey; allow values with HTML formatting like <u>102</u>, suggested by TWiki:Main/GladeDiviney; added SKIPINCLUDE setting
12 Mar 2002: Support for multiple functions per nesting level
15 Jan 2002: Added $CHAR(), $CODE() and $LENGTH()
12 Nov 2001: Added $RIGHT()
12 Aug 2001: Fixed bug of disappearing multi-column cells
19 Jul 2001: Fixed incorrect $SUM calculation of cell with value 0
14 Jul 2001: Changed to plug & play
01 Jun 2001: Fixed insecure dependencies for $MIN and $MAX
16 Apr 2001: Fixed div by 0 bug in $AVERAGE
17 Mar 2001: Initial version
CPAN Dependencies: none
TWiki:Plugins/Benchmark: GoodStyle 99%, FormattedSearch 99%, SpreadSheetPlugin 95%
Other Dependencies: none
Perl Version: 5.000 and up
Plugin Home: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/SpreadSheetPlugin
Feedback: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/SpreadSheetPluginDev

Related Topics: TWikiPreferences, TWikiPlugins

-- TWiki:Main/PeterThoeny - 17 Jul 2004
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