Friday, April 30, 2010

Delimiters on Special Today!

Today at work, I ran a report for one of the business analysts on my
team who didn't have access to our production system. The report can
return output in HTML, Excel, PDF, and CSV. He wanted it as a CSV. I
quickly ran the report and e-mailed it to him. About 5 minutes later,
I got an e-mail back from him asking if I could re-generate the CSV
file, since the one I gave him was comma-delimited, and he was
expecting tab-delimited content. I wouldn't have been scratching my
head except for the fact that CSV stands for comma-separated values. I
rest my case.

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