Darcy Buskermolen wrote:
>+ CSV mode will include all characters between <literal>QUOTE</> and
>+ <literal>DELIMITER</> in the value for the field, this is of special
>+ attention to those who use CSV mode to import data from other RDBMS
>+ systems that create fixed width CSV files.
First, this need some grammar cleanup. But more importantly, it's not
quite a correct formulation. CSV mode splits a line on (unquoted)
delimiters. Within each chunk dequoting is done, and withing quoted
sections de-escaping is done. But nothing is discarded.
i.e. with the quote char as '"', 'foo"bar"baz' becomes 'foobarbaz' and '
"x" ' becomes ' x '.
I understand Dary's problem has been that Oracle pads CSV lines with
spaces. Perhaps we need to warn specifically about that - I suspect most
people for whom it might be important will miss the significance otherwise.
I'll work on some better wording.
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