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SQL Server bulk insert of .csv file fieldterminator

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I am trying to utilize bulk insert in SQL Server 2008. The data is in a .csv format. The code I've run is below:
BULK INSERT Alerts FROM 'C:\Alerts.csv'
   WITH (
      DATAFILETYPE = 'char',
      FIELDTERMINATOR = ',',
      ROWTERMINATOR = '\n'
)
The insert works, but the fields have the wrong data in several records. The problem is that a few of the fields in the .csv file have commas in the text. What would be the best fieldterminator to use in a case like this?
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If you have the ability to change the delimiter in the .csv file, use either tab delimited or pipe delimited (|).
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