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From "Yonik Seeley (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (SANDBOX-182) Excel strategy separator error
Date Thu, 07 Dec 2006 21:41:46 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SANDBOX-182?page=comments#action_12456602 ] 
            
Yonik Seeley commented on SANDBOX-182:
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I did a number of tests with my current version of Excel.
save as "csv" types do use commas, with double quotes as encapsulators, and do allow blank
lines.  Leading whitespace is output without encapsulation, so that is important to not ignore
also.
save as "text" types normally use tabs instead of commas.

So I think the excel separator should definitely be changed to ',' with the rest of the strategy
left as-is.

> Excel strategy separator error
> ------------------------------
>
>                 Key: SANDBOX-182
>                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SANDBOX-182
>             Project: Commons Sandbox
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: CSV
>            Reporter: Yonik Seeley
>            Priority: Minor
>
> CSVStrategy.EXCEL_STRATEGY uses a semicolon as the separator.
> When I open Excel and do a save-as to CSV file, it comes out as comma separated.
> Is this a simple typo??? Anyone know the history behind the Excel strategy?

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