CTAN package update: SQLTeX

Jim Hefferon ftpmaint at alan.smcvt.edu
Fri May 10 17:23:06 CEST 2002

A package has been updated on tug.ctan.org and should make
its way to your favorite mirror in the next day or two.

Thanks for the upload,
Jim Hefferon
ftpmaint at tug.ctan.org


The following information was provided by our fellow contributor.

Name of contribution: SQLTeX
Author's name: Oscar van Eijk
Suggested location on CTAN: support/SQLTeX
Summary description: An SQL Preprocessor for LaTeX
License type: lppl

Announcement text given by the contribution's author:
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SQLTeX is a well documented preprocessor to enable the use of SQL statements 
in LaTeX . It is a perl script that reads an input file containing the LaTeX 
source with SQL commands, and writes a LaTeX file that can be processed with 
your LaTeX package.  The SQL commands will be replaced by their values. It's 
possible to select a single field for substitution substitution in your 
LaTeX document, or to be used as input in another SQL command.  When an SQL 
command returns multiple fields and or rows, the values can only be used for 
substitution in the document. 

This is v1.4 of SQLTeX. New in this version is the option to replace values 
in the database results using configurable replace files; e.g., if the 
database value contains a percent sign (`%'), SQLTeX automatically replaces 
it by an escaped percent sign (`\%').

This version only supports MySQL databases. It has been tested on Linux, but 
should work an all platforms where Perl is installed.
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