Reply to post: Re: CSV annoying

Geneticists throw hands in the air, change gene naming rules to finally stop Microsoft Excel eating their data

tip pc Silver badge

Re: CSV annoying

a CSV is a CSV,

if you need more structure just use xml or if its specifically intended for opening in spreadsheets use the ODF spreadsheet format.

there are solutions. use a acsv for sharing CSV data, if it needs more structure then use ODF & structure as you want and need.

use a CSV then don't complain that there is no standard when there are standards you could use.

Your issue is different to those that want to import data into a sheet or the spreadsheet mangles the data on entry/import.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon


Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2020