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In CSV file all other delimiters are comma except for 1 colon. While saving this CSV, excel replaces this colon to comma.

How can I overcome this? or Later how can I replace those particular comma with colon?

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Are you trying to do this from Excel? Can you post an example of your CSV file? –  iWerner Jul 9 '12 at 9:42
Here is example file: sendspace.com/file/p6a4fj –  JnkPanchal Jul 9 '12 at 9:55
I have tried saving the sample you provided to each of the possible csv formats available in excel and have not seen the : be replaced. do you have a sample of a file where this has occurred also? –  datatoo Jul 10 '12 at 16:42

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