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Importing CSV with multiline entries [closed]

asked 2013-04-15 11:55:36 +0200

SeanW gravatar image

I have a CSV file exported from Aptest which contains descriptions that spread over more than one line. I want to import it into Calc.

The entries are all surrounded by quotation marks, yet after the import each line of such an entry appears as a seperate row in Calc. How to fix this?

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answered 2013-04-15 11:57:23 +0200

SeanW gravatar image

You have to change line endings from LF to CRLF for the importer to correctly handle the quotation marks. This may be a bug or a feature worth implementing.

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I don't have any problem here importing a CSV with very long (multi-line) quoted fields. Are you running LO on Windows? What platform is the file coming from? May simply be a platform difference.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-04-15 15:10:48 +0200 )edit

@oweng running Mint. Also, such things, even if varied across platforms, should be possible to parametrize in the importer.

SeanW gravatar imageSeanW ( 2013-05-02 10:15:58 +0200 )edit

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