User specified delimiter in csv

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dexter
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User specified delimiter in csv

Post by dexter » Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:01 am

Hi,
I need to extract large text files with html formatting (innerhtml). I am having problems with the standard delimiters , ; since they are often used in html.
Is there a possibility to specify the delimiter used in csv files from Helium Scraper. I can specify the delimiter in the importing software.
Thank you very much,
Guy

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Re: User specified delimiter in csv

Post by webmaster » Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:49 am

Hi Guy,

This shouldn't be a problem because text inside each cell is delimited by quotes, and quotes are escaped inside the text. There is really no reason to use other delimiter other than having to read them from some picky application that doesn't support comma delimited CSV's.

The problem you are having might be related to line breaks or encoding. If you wish send your project or the section that is giving you problems and I'll take a look at it.
Juan Soldi
The Helium Scraper Team

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