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On 09/30/2012 10:02 AM, prino wrote:
I've got some data, that, very simplified looks like

1,2,3,4,"Cell E1"
2,2,3,4,"Cell E2"
3,2,3,4,""Cell E3""
4,2,3,4,"Cell E4"
5,2,3,4,""Cell E5""

i.e. it contains both text and quoted text.

When I import this (LO 3.6.1, W7-64, UK English) using

Codepage: System
Separated by: Comma
Merge delimiters: Yes (irrelevant)
Text delimiter: "

Quoted fields as text: Yes
Detect special numbers: Yes

line 4 of the input file ends up as the second line in cell E3 and the final
"CELL E5" (in cell E4) is followed by a newline

How do I get this imported correctly - any solutions that suggest to modify
the input data are unacceptable, the data comes from z/OS and for what it's
worth, imported correctly in LO 3.5.4...
The problem is that the data is not properly formatted. Row 3 and row 5 is where you have an extra pair of double quotes. This is your problem. Remove the extra quotes, and you also remove the problem. To properly format a CVS file, only a number or text exists between commas. This is also true for what appears after the last comma of a row. The data above violates this formatting, and this is the reason for the problems. And for the record, opening a CVS file containing this data using LO 3.4.6 or 3.5.6 does not import correctly: it only appears to do so. Row 3 col 5 has Cell E3"" which is not the same as Cell E3. Row 5 col 5 has Cell E5"" not Cell E5.


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