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On 24/04/13 14:26, Alex Thurgood wrote:
Le 24/04/2013 14:36, sun shine a écrit :

Looking at this :

gives a list on how to structure the file and hints on what to do if your CSV submission fails, e.g. if leading zeroes get dropped or if NULL/0 values get replaced with nothing (as is the case with LibreOffice). The solution to those particular problems is to enter the data as a text string (by putting a leading apostrophe, for example).

That same page also recommends not working on your CSV file directly, and in particular not to re-open it in your spreadsheet program (Excel cited in that particular case) !!


Hi Alex & list

I got it wrong - this was a pensions trust submission, not HMRC. My bad.

In any event - I think I may have solved this.

My test was this:

My wife sent me the file created and saved on MS as *.csv DOS. I opened it on GNU/Linux LibO. This opened a dialogue box and I ensured that the UTF-8 was the default encoding, and under the section that reads Separated By, all boxes were blanked except for comma, and that the text delimiter is ".

I edited this file, saved it under a new-name.csv and selected Edit Filter Settings in the Save As dialogue box, reviewed my selection and saved.

My wife opened this new-name.csv file in Windows Excel and it was fine ... so I guess that the changes need to be made at the front end when opening the file in LibO and then double checked at the time of saving.

This sounds like this will work for the charity concerned, so hopefully this will be the solution that satisfies the Pensions Trust as well.

Cheers all - appreciate the promptness of your replies and the quality of your help.

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