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PHP CSV output and problem with date and escape chararacters

Posted on 2008-06-12
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I'm having a problem with escaping commas inside a date field when writing to a CSV file,

the date is in the format of "June 12, 2008, 1:29 pm"
the commas wreck the formatting, how would i change it so this doesn't happen?

Cheers
$list = array (
    'Name,County,Date completed,Coach name, Level, How long known,Psych name,MTP overall score,Statement 1,statement 2,statement 3,Fight average,ID average,CMC average,Res Average,Fight statement 1,Fight Statemt 2,Fight Statemt 3,ID statemt 1,ID statement 2,ID statement 3,CMC statemt 1,CMC statemt 2,CMC Statemt 3,Res Statemt 1,Res Statemt 2,Res Statemt 3',
    ''.$name.','.$date.','.$temp.','.$coach.','.$namelevel.','.$coachingtime.','.$psychologist.','.$temp.','.$temp.','.$temp.','.$temp.','.$a4.','.$b4.','.$c4.','.$d4.','.$a1.','.$a2.','.$a3.','.$b1.','.$b2.','.$b3.','.$c1.','.$c2.','.$c3.','.$d1.','.$d2.','.$d3.'');
 
 
$number = rand(0,101101);
$username = $_SESSION['Username'];
$_SESSION['csv']="temp/mycsv".$number.$username.".jpg";
$fp = fopen('temp/mycsv'.$number.$username.'.csv', 'w');
 
foreach ($list as $line) {
    fputcsv($fp, split(',', $line));
}
 
fclose($fp);

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Question by:FurnakTye
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by:zemond
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you will need to replace the commas with another delimiter, perhaps - to produce June 12-2008-1:29 pm
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$date = str_replace(',', '-', $date);
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by:marchent
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You can use preg_replace()  function too, to replace comma,
$date = preg_replace("/,/", '-', $date);
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