I’m just starting to experiment with cross tabs, and very useful they are too. I just have two basic questions: I think I know the answers (“no”), but it’s worth checking… (They’re both minor points at best.)
As far as I can see, the tab is always called “Crosstab”. Can I change that?
The order of the columns seems to be hardcoded to alphabetic (perfectly understandably). Can I change that?
I’ve kept my book list in Tinderbox for ten years, with about 900 entries, each of which has some obvious attributes (BookType; Rating; Status (Read, Unread etc); BookTags and so on). I have a series of agents which classify the books by year read and so on.
I thought that Crosstabs would remove the need for these agents, simplify the tbx file and they do this very nicely. (Am I right in thinking that cross tabs require less computation power?)
However, I don’t want to have to create each crosstab every time, but have a persistent window with the various crosstab configurations as tabs. It would be nice cosmetically and for convenience to name each tab (BookType by Year, Rating All etc), but I can’t find a way to do it.
Secondly, the rating attribute (H, M, L) displays in alphabetical order, which isn’t what I want for this attribute, for purely cosmetic reasons. Of course I can refactor the attribute (1-H, 2-M etc), but I wondered if there was another way.
As I said, these are minor issues…