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Comma-separated values: a rudimentary plain-text spreadsheet. Also includes tab, space, semicolon or other-separated values.

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How to swap two columns in specific rows in LibreOffice Calc?

I have a few hundred contacts stored in Google Contacts, and I would like to sort them. I exported them in CSV and opened them with LibreOffice Calc. Some of my contacts have first and last name ...
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How to convert Excel file with multiple sheets to a set of CSV files?

I have an Excel file with 20 sheets on it. Is there a way to quickly convert the file into 20 CSV files - one for each sheet? I can do it manually of course, but I'll have to be processing these ...
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How to export Outlook Express group

I need to export an Outlook Express group, but it doesn't seem to have an option for that? Is there any workaround? I've tried using the options to export but they export the whole address book.
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How to export full data from excel as a csv using macro?

I want to export an excel file as a csv using macro, but my code is only exporting the header only. How to export the full data? Here's my code: Sub CSVFile() Dim My_filenumber As Integer Dim ...
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Excel Formats Numbers as Dates

I have several very large .csv files that I need to work with, and Excel makes this very easy (obviously). One of the fields is in the format 10/3/2013 19:00, and Excel automatically converts this to ...
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Excel does not honor the delimiter setting for reading or writing CSV files

When saving/opening CSV files in Excel, the default separator is a semicolon (;), as I need it to be a comma (,) I tried to change it by changing the Language and Regional settings following several ...
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Why does Excel only invoke the Text Import Wizard for .txt files?

Excel ignores comma delimiters in .csv files, but invokes the Text Import Wizard for .txt files that "appear delimited". Surely it should behave the same way for .csv files?
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Grep to filter gigantic CSV file

I'm dealing with a CSV file that contains over 2 million lines. Quite a big one. I need to use grep (or any better way) to retrieve the entire row if the value of the second column matches 'jpn' or ...
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Can you save font choice in a CSV file?

I have an XLSX file where there are two different fonts. One cell contains English, while the other contains another language. I would like to save this XLSX file as a CSV file without losing the ...
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reverse print without trailing

I have a bash file calling a dns zone and have piped out the fqdn which I need to output in reverse. The snippet below does that fine except I get a trialing . at the end which I don't want creating ...
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Converting a .txt file with tab as separators into a excel spreadsheet

I have lines of data in a text file where each entry is separated by tab. I want them in different columns and each line to form a separate row in excel. I tried using Data > Import but it all comes ...
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Excel VBA Script How to Open a File and Insert character into Cell

I'm hoping this is an easy one. I am importing a directory of CSV files with long numbers (16 digits plus 4 leading zeroes). I need Excel to preserve the number data instead of applying scientific ...
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How to replicate an anchor tag in Excel

I have an Excel (csv) like this: column1 link yahoo <a href="www.yahoo.com">Yahoo</a> google <a href="www.google.com">Google</a> Is there any way to make link ...
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How to search for a certain keyword that match the variable in batch file

I have search and tried various question and solution that are posted in this site. But a beginner like me doesn't have the brain for it. The code below work well if I put 1 single string. how to ...
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Adding users from .csv file to AD security groups using powershell [closed]

I have about 300 users that needs to be added in about 40-45 security group, each user can be a member of multiple groups. I have all users with corresponding security groups in a .csv file. Is there ...
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Using Wildcard find and replace in a CSV CNC file using Notepad++

Hi I have a requirement to remove every occurrence of the "LIP_CUT,number.number," out of pages of code. I am newbie to this type of argument structure and cannot get any results so far. Any help ...
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How to fix botched Outlook CSV data export 2013

When I exported contacts from outlook into a CSV file (to later upload it to Insightly database), it placed company names as part of the email address, it looks like this: Column named "E-mail" ...
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Import multi-line CSV records into spreadsheet as column data

Any standard fixes to convert multi-line CSV records into column data (as CSV or LibreOffice)? I'm using ArchLinux and I have LibreOffice (and Python, for what that's worth). I have a CSV file with ...
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Importing multiple CSV files

I have to run a daily stock analysis where I pull multiple .csv files, and then have to go through an annoying task of deleting unnecessary fields from the .csv's. Only then can I start compiling the ...
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Excel - Find a specific column in a CSV file, and copy to the current sheet

I get a regular data export in a CSV format, which I like to pull into excel and report on via helper columns and pivot tables. I do this by linking to the csv file, and copying the cell contents ...
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CSV File saving as Creo Pro Versioned File

This is an odd one, I'm saving an Excel file as a CSV file, which is the required format I have to send this data in as. However when I save the file, it shows in the Directory as a Creo Pro Versioned ...
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Newlines in description of imported csv in Outlook Calander

I have exported a list of birthdays from excel to csv. Now I want to import them in Outlook as calander items. Everything works fine exept I can't do newlines in the desciption. I've already tried to ...
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xls2csv skipping bool values when converting

I'm attempting to use catdoc -> xls2csv on an Ubuntu 14.04.1 OS to convert and .xls file to a .csv file. All of the values are converting correctly except in the last column which contain TRUE/FALSE ...
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Excel: How to skip specific rows when importing a CSV

I want to skip the header and last rows when importing a CSV into Excel, just like I can skip specific columns. Is there a way to do this?
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Postbox/Outlook 2013: Strange Contact Import Behaviour

I'm experiencing a very strange error with regards to importing contacts that were exported from the Postbox 3 address book. The CSV file itself is fine - everything maps out nicely in Excel, but ...
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Birt report export to csv

I am trying to export a CSV report by running a simple classic cars example in BIRT 4.4.0. I gave the column Names as Name, Phone, City, Country in the report where as the exported report has the ...
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Changing DateTime format in multiple CSV files

I've got multiple csv files with this structure: text, text, 01/27/2001 01:00:00 PM I need to update ALL csv files with this datetime format: text, text, 27-Jan-2001 13:00:00 Is there a known ...
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Best way to search for a string (text) in >10 large CSV files (250mb each)

I am wondering what's the best way or tool to search for a specific text or string in more than 10 large .csv files. Each file is 250mb in size. My idea was to write a powershell script, since I ...
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Open .csv file with template from XLSTART

I'm testing the program which would create a large .csv file and need to open it with minimum clicks (saving my hands) during testing. The file contains 20+ columns of counters, no formatting ...
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Comma delimited import issues in SQL Server

I am having a problem with SQL Server. I have a table with 42 columns to which there is frequent monthly imports. These imports are from a flat file using the import and export wizard. My problem is ...
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How can i make changes to this file Encoding?

I have these 3 files 21/08/2014 07:15 PM 122 Tw2AWK.csv 21/08/2014 07:15 PM 125 Tw2Notepad.csv 21/08/2014 07:15 PM 119 Tw2REPL.csv C:\myfiles>file ...
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How to customize default CSV format in LibreOffice?

Every time I export my data to CSV (and I do it often) I have tick the "Edit filter settings" checkbox, choose UTF-8 for the encoding, and semicolon for the fields separator manually. I do this ...
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Convert a JSON file to CSV or XLS (Excel) format

I have a number of JSON files which my old charting system will not accept as a data format for import. Is there an easy way to convert these to CSV or XLS?
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excel grid to columns

I have data in an array/grid like this: Name | Group | A1 | A2 | A3 name1 | Group1 | 14.95 | 19.95 | 0.00 name2 | Group2 | 4.95 | 9.95 | 12.95 name3 | Group2 | 49.95 | 0.00 | 0.00 And I need a way ...
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Images in CSV file don't show up in Anki

I'm trying to import a CSV set of notes that include image references into Anki. I have a file with Cloze substitutions and in one note I am using an image in the text: <img src=”duck.jpg”> ...
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How to make my loop omit empty Excel cells while converting to .csv - Powershell

I have some empty cells in my Excel worksheets.How to make a proper statement to make my loop omit them? I tried to do a if(){}else{} loop but it doesnt work properly.I have a powershell v2 so I ...
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CSV compabtility issue in excel

I download a .csv from database and use the file to generate a PDF using a PDF conversion service. However, for specific files, the conversion fails and the request times out. I checked the file type ...
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Excel 2010- long number corruption

I have a set of data, received in .csv format, in which I have a set of long UPRN numbers. I am involved in data matching processes related to new IER voting regulations. When I open the .csv file the ...
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excel 2010 is appending a space to the end of currency field when saving a csv file

Create an Excel spreadsheet with one cell. Put "$1,234.56" (WITHOUT the quotes) in the first cell. Save it as test.csv. Open test.csv file in a text editor, Notepad.exe will work. The file contains ...
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Excel save-as CSV options — possible to change comma to pipe or tab instead?

Is there a way to tell Excel which delimiter to use when producing a CSV, e.g. tab or pipe?
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Excel - take two csv files and map them

I have two csv files. 1 has a list of emails, another has a longer list of emails with first names, last names, address, etc. What I am looking to do is take both of these files and map the emails ...
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How do I change the EOL character when importing a CSV file into Open Office Calc?

I've got a CSV file that has enclosed newline (\n and \r, mixed) characters in its data. Because the consumer of that file is not able to handle that correctly (out of my control) we decided to use ...
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Using multiple data sources in a scatter graph

I have a script that runs something in a loop and writes its duration into a .csv file on a share. The file looks like this: "timestamp","duration","ComputerName" "7/8/2014 2:56:03 ...
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Excel column headers export to csv

Just wandering how I can export excel files to csv while retaining the multicolumn headers? I realize that csv does not support this however, I'm hoping that I can have the header name duplicated for ...
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How to convert a Excel row to a single csv text cell (inverse of "Text to Columns)

I have a POS program that allows me to import stock items from a csv file. The problem is that it only accepts a certain csv format. I have a Excel spreadsheet that saves my stock in different ...
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What should I do with the newlines in this CSV file so it will import properly into a database or spreadsheet?

I have a .csv file which was exported from a proprietary electronic health records database system. I was a subscriber to their service but upon ending my subscription this is how I get to keep my ...
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What's the quickest way to parse and display a `.csv` file?

I am currently using python with matplotlib to display a 440+ k lines .csv but it takes 11 sec to display only one column. My .csv has always the same format. Is there a way to parse it quicker ? I ...
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Exporting CSV file to VCF

I got a CSV file on Excel/Open Office and would like to import them on my iPhone but is proving an almost impossible task. Some people suggested to send the file to myself via e.mail but, when ...
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IE9 not prompting to save downloaded CSV file, opens in Excel

I am accessing a website that generates CSV files when I click a "download" link. Instead of prompting to "save or open", IE 9 is going right ahead and trying to open the returned file in Excel. Since ...
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What is the “sep=” metadata you can adds to CSVs?

While trying to find out how to get CSVs to open correctly in Excel on a Spanish PC (belonging to a customer) I found many answers recommending using sep=, at the top of the file: Easiest way to ...