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If you think CSV is easy; think again!

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/12/05

Lots of people think CSV is easy: it’s just a bunch of values separated with commas. But in practice it is not. Various reasons can make CSV very hard, especially since “CSV” is not a single, well-defined format. As always importing is always harder than exporting. A few reasons that make it hard:

A few links that helped me a lot getting input and output of CSV right in C#:

Thanks to Jabulaza:

–jeroen

via: Comma-separated values – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

4 Responses to “If you think CSV is easy; think again!”

  1. […] with the links from my previous CSV post If you think CSV is easy; think again that should get everyone […]

  2. And of course the format of the various data types. Decimal/comma separator and date/time format.

  3. jabulaza said

    Another two csv resources I found very insightful would be: http://www.boyet.com/articles/csvparser.html
    http://blog.boyet.com/blog/pcplus/pcplus-258-parsing-comma-separated-values/
    both from Julian M. Bucknall.

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