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SEMI COLON (;) COLUMN SEPARATOR INSTEAD OF COMMA (,) WHEN WE EXPORT AS CSV UTF-8 FILE FORMAT

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krish86
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HI,

 

I have an excel sheet with multiple columns and When I export that as CSV UTF-8 file format, column separator comes as comma. Is there anyway I can change comma to semicolon?

 

Attached snapshot.

 

Thanks,

 

Krish

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Solution

@krish86 , that's only if change system separator

- open your file(s) you'd like to save as csv

- Win+R and type "control international", click Additional settings

- Change List separator on semicolons and click Apply

- save your Excel files as csv

- Change back List separator on comma and Apply (or Ok)

 

Sure you may keep your list separator as semicolon, but that could be side effect in different places, better to keep default one for your locale

Thanks Sergei, been googling 1h now and this was the solution
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