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SaveAsText documentation doesn't address scope of separator argument #2512

rogancarr opened this Issue Feb 12, 2019 · 0 comments


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rogancarr commented Feb 12, 2019

SaveAsText in the Data catalog has a separator parameter, which is specified as a char. However, this throws an ArgumentOutOfRangeException if the separator is not a "space, tab, comma, semicolon, or bar".

Currently, the only way to discover this delimiter limitation is to try and fail.

We have a few options. We could allow any character to be used as a delimiter, we could add documentation to the parameter that says it must be one of these characters, or, if we really do want to scope to a limited set of characters, then we could add a compile-time check by changing this to an enum.

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