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On 04/24/2013 09:26 AM, 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) !!


Reading the link, I second the procedure of working on the spreadsheet format then saving as csv. I suspect they are uploading to a database using a script that expects a Windows end-of-line only (or they think it will only take a Windows end-of-line).

Try passing the spreadsheet back and forth they due a final save to csv on the Windows machine.

I have see the character encoding go wacky and have to be reset to properly import a csv into Calc on occasion. Excel may be expecting a different character set than UTF-8.

Jay Lozier

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