Misaligned data when exported in CSV #609

anonymous-piwik-user opened this Issue Mar 13, 2009 · 4 comments

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I am downloading data from piwik using API and in csv format.
However, at certain places, e.g. row 42, 56, 66 in attached file, the data is shifted to undesired columns stopping me from processing.
Keywords: csv


Attachment: CSV File


Sorry, my bad.
The data set contains commas, reason enough for misalignment.


This is one of the better write ups on the CSV pseudo-standard:

  • http://www.creativyst.com/Doc/Articles/CSV/CSV01.htm

Proposed changes to /core/DataTable/Renderer/Csv.php:

  • escape double quotes (" becomes "")
  • wrap any field with double quotes if it contains comma or double quotes

Proposed test cases added to /tests/core/DataTable/Renderer.test.php:

  • field with no double quotes or commas
  • field with comma
  • field with double quotes
  • field with commas and double quotes
Piwik Open Source Analytics member

(In 1008) – fixed #609 Misaligned data when exported in CSV
thanks vipsoft for your pre-analysis and suggestions

@anonymous-piwik-user anonymous-piwik-user added this to the RobotRock milestone Jul 8, 2014
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