csv format and splitters

Posted on 2011-09-10
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
i use a program called csv splitter (

it is able to process the format from manual copy/paste or excel to generate from a query directly, but not the format from sql server - save as csv option.

could you see why it may reject the system output of csv from sql server?

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ID: 36517747
I can't tell anything by the image. Everything looks correct regardless of the method used to output the CSV file. However, I'm wondering if the SQL Server version has some "invisible" characters in it.

Are you simply typing the CR/LF text for the sake of the image, or are you 100% certain that there is a CR/LF combination at the end of each file?

Try reading the files into a hex editor (some programming editors have one built in) and compare. You should be able to see that way if anything at all is different, 'cause it will show you character-by-character the contents of the file.

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ID: 36523230
i got them in notepad++ is that hex editor?

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lisfolks earned 2000 total points
ID: 36525701
Notepad++ isn't a hex editor on its own; however, there's a plug-in for it that enables hex editing. See instructions and info here:

SourceForge.net: Notepad++: Topic: Hex editor

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ID: 36536990
this definitely  helps.

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