Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 15:47:23 -0700
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From: "David L. Cassell" <cassell.david@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV>
Subject: Re: exporting to text file without quotes
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Kerri Rivers <kerrir@PRB.ORG> replied:
> ah, thanks. good to know it's the semicolon that's causing the double
> quotes. thanks for your suggestion as well.
If there is *any* chance of a comma showing up in your strings, then
you should welcome those quotes. The quotes are easy to strip out after
the fact, but ensure proper parsing by whatever has to read your CSV
afterward. An unquoted comma will play havoc with anything that (or
anyone who) has to parse the file later.
David Cassell, CSC
Senior computing specialist