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Re: SQL output to csv


I know this is not the right forum to discuss RFCs, but I interpreted that comment to mean - don't expect excel produced CSVs to look like this spec. From experience, excel does not produce CSVs with double quoted fields


On Dec 4, 2013, at 3:53 PM, John Yeung <gallium.arsenide@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 3:43 PM, CRPence <CRPbottle@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 04-Dec-2013 12:33 -0800, Narayanan Pillai wrote:
RFC compliant CSV file

In years of looking, I never found any such RFC... though I stopped
looking many years ago.

I stopped looking quite some time ago as well, but since Pillai
mentioned it, I decided on a lark to try again. And what do you know,
but Googling for "csv rfc" produces this:


Amazingly, it's dated October 2005. It does have a "potentially
misleading" comment about Excel (at least, it's awkward to the point
that I don't think native English speakers would interpret it in such
a way that it reflects reality; but honestly, I think the comment is
just plain wrong).

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