CSV export issue

Robby Stephenson robby at periapsis.org
Sun Sep 20 01:59:02 BST 2020

Hi Jared,

On Wed, Sep 16, 2020 at 11:49 PM Jared <list-tellico at legroom.net> wrote:

> Hello.
> I've noticed an odd behavior with the CSV export functionality.  When
> exporting games with a multi-line description, the descriptions are
> *sometimes* split across multiple lines of the CSV file instead of being
> contained in a single field.
> Pardon the large amounts of text to follow, but I'm not sure how else to
> illustrate.

Thanks for the detailed email.

> -----
> Splitting the contents of a single record across multiple fields like that
> breaks importing and working with that CSV data in other applications.
> I have 2400 games total. I'm not sure how many include multiple paragraphs
> in the description, but it's a significant number. However, only a relative
> few are output in this format. I can't figure out what they have in common.
> Any ideas what's causing this?
I'll check into this to figure out what's going on. For a paragraph field
with embedded line breaks, I'll have to muse on the best behavior - how
should Tellico handle that? Remove the line breaks?

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