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

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Need a batch script to copy data from A.csv to B.xls

I'm a newbie to batch scripting and need help. I want to copy the contents of a csv file A.csv to the first worksheet named "GenData" in a existing XLS file B.xls. B.xls contains some macros in it's ...
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Change line endings and delimiter format (permanently) when saving to CSV from Excel

I'm using Excel on Mac and it's always painful to have to reopen all exported CSVs in another text editor just to change the line endings from "CR" to "LF" and the delimiter from ";" to "," Is there ...
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Excel puts a comma-separated set of values in one column

I have a file which is clearly comma separated but when I open it in Excel 2007 it puts all the data in a single column. I think the problem is with my Windows localization (set to Dutch) but I am not ...
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Editing CSV files in Ubuntu

What is a good way to edit CSV files in Ubuntu? The files look something like this: This,is,data,with,a,header 2,2,3,4,, 1,,3,,6,6 ,5,3,5,5,6 1,2,,,, 1,2,3,4,8,6 1,,9,,5,9 -1,,3,4,5,6 1,2,0,4,5,6 ...
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Visual Basic and Excel data streaming in real time

I'm currently working on a program that runs in visual basic (not VBA). The program collects data from sensors and produces a data file (*.csv) of the information it collected after a certain stretch ...
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Interactive console based CSV editor

Although spreadsheet applications for editing CSV files on the console used to be one of the earliest killer applications for personal computers, only few of them and even less documentation about ...
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Automatically format cells as currency from .CSV when importing into Excel

When I import a .CSV file into Excel, how do I get all cells which contain a number to be formatted as currency? Currently, if the value for the cell contains the dollar sign ($), it becomes formatted ...
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d/m/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy

I want to change the data such as 9/4/2012(some cells with, green arrow in the right corner. ) into dd/mm/yyyy. I want to standardize all the data of such column into dd/mm/yyyy , I format the ...
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Is there a way to update automatically a worksheet based on a link which provided a file for download

I have created a web app which allows the user to download a csv file just by copying the link into a browser. Afterwards the user can open this file with excel. Because the csv file might change ...
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Getting Excel to handle CRLF's correctly in CSV

I am creating CSV files to be opened in Excel. The rows are separated by CRLF and that's fine, but some of the input data contains CRLF data in it as well. Per the usual standards, I surround them ...
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Increase size limit of data import from csv into Excel

I have a load of data in a csv file that I'm importing into Excel, most of it is fine, but one of my columns contains up to 1000 characters of data. Unfortunately, Excel has taken it upon itself to ...
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What's the difference between - CSV (MS-Dos), CSV (Macintosh), CSV (comma delimited)

What's the difference between - CSV (MS-Dos), CSV (Macintosh), CSV (comma delimited) file types in excel 2010? They are all listed as a save file type, but ultimately are Comma Separated Value files.
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How do I get Excel to import a CSV file with commas in some of the content fields?

How do I get Excel to import my CSV file? File I have a file claiming to be CSV. It contains 10 fields, all of which are surrounded by double quotes (yes, even the dates and numbers.) 2 or 3 of ...
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Removing Line Breaks From CSV for Proper Excel Import

So I've created a batch script that outputs some text to a CSV. When I open the CSV in Notepad, it looks like this, which is how I want it. 173030,8,2793,2821244 173032,1,2793,2820692 ...
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Cyrillic export from Excel to CSV

I have an application where I upload some content in CSV format, however the main document where I have my data is an Excel document. I use Save As » CSV in order to make a CSV file, but it is not ...
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How to prevent Excel to round a number at opening? [duplicate]

I have a question regarding Excel. We generate automatically a CSV file everyday, containing stuff looking like : column1;column2;...;columnx text;date;text;249316479917397279 The issue is that the ...
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Splitting a 7 million row CSV by a specific column

How would I go about splitting a very large (7 million rows) CSV file into several different sheets/files by a specific numerical column. It should split into about 10 different files.
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Joining 2 CSV files, one with a variable number of columns

I have a problem similar to the one mentioned here: How to join two CSV files? I awant to join the file, using the first field of both files as the join key. The difference is that in one of the ...
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Automate spreadsheet (Excel/CSV) workflow

I'm looking for a tool or process to help automate repetitive workflow tasks that require with an Excel or CSV file to be in a specific format. For example, we work with vendors that send us a list ...
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Easiest way to open CSV with commas in Excel

CSV files are automatically associated with Excel but when I open them, all the rows are basically in the first column, like this: It's probably because when Excel thinks "comma-separated values", ...
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Right click a csv file to read in RStudio?

I would like the ability to right click on a .csv file and read it in RStudio (an IDE for the statistical language R). When I say "read it in RStudio" I mean open up RStudio with the line ...
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How to parse Wikipedia lists' source to a .csv file?

I was answering this question when the need arose for a good presentable data set. I settled for using random things but my first thought was to use a Wikipedia list, such as this List of longest ...
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How does libreoffice express a linebreak when saving a csv?

I’m attempting to save a CSV using LibreOffice Calc to be imported to a MySQL database. Saving it as a CSV is pretty straightforward in LibreOffice but I don’t know how the resulting document ...
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Parse csv file and for each object set as a variable

What I'm trying to do is parse a csv file that has server names and ipaddresses and assign these to variables I then run commands using each set of variables. So if the cvs file, test.csv, looks like ...
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How to add double quotes around data in tables using Calc

I am trying to load my data into a CRM, but am having a lot of trouble. The data simply wont load at the same time, but all the files work fine individually. Support advised that I make sure I'm using ...
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How do I suppress the “file format and extension of MyFile.csv” do not match."?

I'm opening a lot of csv files using Excel recently and am repeatedly receiving the warning:- The file format and extension of MyFile.csv do not match. The file could be corrupted or unsafe. ...
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Notepad++ - Removing the first column in a comma separated file

I have a large CSV file that I need to remove the first column of data. I cannot open it in Excel because Excel converts some of the values in the columns to scientific numbers. I am using Notepad++, ...
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need help in editing data in csv file

I am in need of editing the date data in csv. I will explain with an example. I am using WPS presentation software for reading and editing csv files. If the above is not possible in that, i can ...
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MySQL csv excel greek characters

I developed an application using Bottle web framework and Python, to import some data into MySQL database. Most of the data where in Greek characters. On my application side, i didn't any further ...
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How to convert column of text to CSV

I have the following output from a command in Unix: "10" "30" "u" "hello" And I want it in the following CSV format without the trailing comma: "10","30","u","hello" I tried tr '\n' ',' but ...
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Excel and tab delimited files, using Carriage return and Line Field

How do you introduce a CR and LF into a cell so when it is saved as a Tab delimited text file, the importing program will recognize the CR and LF?
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How to combine multiple rows of data of a single customer in a cell as comma separated values?

I have a PIVOT table report like the one below: Customer Name Category Date Met ----------------------------------- Customer 1 Core 9 10 Customer 2 ...
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Fast way to export data out into different excel files based on Column

There's some data like this (with over 500,000 entries) Name | State ---- ----- Billy Utah Sue California Joe Utah Sally California John Michigan ...
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Unix command-Line CSV viewer

Is there a convenient command-line csv viewer, possibly a unix tool or a mod of some tools (e.g. vim or python)? I find it easy to simply edit CSV files by writing it manually (since all you need to ...
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Display-only Column Formatting in Vim for Character-Separated Value Files

I would like to be able to nondestructively align columns when I am editing csv files in vim. I know of various ways to tabularize/align columned data in vim, but they all modify the file itself ...
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WMIC |more has extra rows when .csv opened in Excel

I am trying to output the name and version of each program installed on my system to a .csv file. I could do something more complicated with VBScript, but would prefer to keep this very simple to ...
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LibreOffice Calc/Spreadsheet – Delete unusual characters from cells so that I can export a valid CSV file

I received a spreadsheet for work and it has cells that are full of line breaks and excessive whitespace. Unfortunately, I need to export the spreadsheet to CSV format and these two are breaking the ...
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Anki fails to import from .csv file

I have created an custom note type containing 3 fields: Character, Pinyin and Definition. I have a .csv file containing a few entries. The fields are comma-delimited. Here's what I am presented when ...
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Undoing excel default / automatic delimiting [duplicate]

I have a large data export that is going through the end user for spot-checking. The data was formatted with tab delimiter, as it contains a lot of prices and measurements containing commas. The ...
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How to convert two columns into one column of CSV?

This is how my columns currently look. There are two columns, each having a name. I want something as shown below in the expected section, for better processing of a parsing task. Current Col A ...
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How to set a character limit and remove characters over that limit excel 2007

I have to provide a CSV file for a telephone system with names and numbers on for a directory. The numbers cannot contain any spaces, and the names must be 20 characters max. I have a list of ...
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Have a very large fixed width .txt file, have column widths for the records to guide me, and need .CSV out of it [closed]

The text file is a tax roll off the tax assessor website, and it is 2.63 GB. Every program that I have tried, including UltraEdit, Convert XLS, didn't find anything helpful in excel because we're ...
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Can I create an Anki deck from a .CSV file?

Can I convert my CSV file into an Anki deck? I can't find any options in the program.
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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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Properly extracting from an array

I have a CSV with one column, numbers formatted as 111-0000, that I'm reading in to process one at a time. I'm trying to import the column of information from the CSV, but I'm having trouble figuring ...
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How to output a CSV file from a matrix of Excel formulas using multiple files?

I am receiving on a weekly basis a list of Excel spreadsheets from a supplier (around 40 spreadsheets) with data in a specific format. Since the format is a bit complex and can't be converted to CSV ...
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Importing multiline cells from csv file into excel

I have a csv file (comma delimited and quoted). When csv file is opened directly from explorer excel correctly interprets the cells that are mutliline, but it messes up the character encoding (utf-8). ...
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Why doesn't my Python script save the file when I use Task Scheduler?

I have a Python script that uses csv.writer to create a csv file. This works fine when I run it from the command line, but no file is created when I run the script using Windows Task Scheduler. The ...
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Remove a specific string common in multiple lines in a CSV file using shell script

I have a CSV file which contains 65000 lines (size approximately 28 MB). On each of the lines they have a path in the beginning in the format of: c:\abc\bcd\def\123\456. Now let's say the path ...
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Export Office Excel table to csv using a macro

I'm using Excel Tables in Excel 2010. I would like to quickly export the contents of these tables to *.csv. My current workflow: 1. Select table manually 2. Copy the contents into a new workbook ...