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#378 Optional Text Delimiter for File Import

General
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nobody
1
2010-05-20
2010-01-03
sfst
No

I have tab delimited files, where a blank between tabs really should be inserted as one blank (there are many NOT NULL columns)
I only could get the import to work when I double quoted the blanks (not only making the files larger and less readable, but also needed the additional step of getting the blanks quoted).

So I envision an option in the import dialog, where I can choose any Text Delimiter (even none).
Double quotation marks should be shown by default.

Remark: with Open Office' sCalc you can choose any Text Delimiter on export/import. With some limits this allows you preserving the quotation marks in your data.

Discussion

  • sfst
    sfst
    2010-05-20

    • priority: 5 --> 1

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    (I understand 1 is the lowest priority; as I have a work-around it isn't urgent)

     
    Last edit: sfst 2013-07-17