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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
2003RackTablesdefaultpublic2022-08-12 00:06
Reporterlrupp Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version0.21.5 
Summary2003: Reports plugin produces line breaks in exported comments (cvs)
DescriptionThis is a report about:

If there is a line break in comments in Rack Tables, it breaks the exported csv.
Steps To ReproduceHave a comment over multiple lines.

Use the export to cvs function in the reports function: the csv contains line breaks, which makes it hard to import in Excel sheets.
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2021-01-08 17:23

reporter   ~0004249

@infrastation: sorry for the "noise" here in the bugtracker about the plugin code. But I got this as report (and want to work on it) - but did not find the "issue" tab in the corresponding (racktables-contribs) Github repository.

Feel free to assign this issue here to me directly. I will work on it and update the status here later.


2021-01-08 19:59

administrator   ~0004251

Last edited: 2021-01-08 20:00

Oh, well, OK. I don't remember if CSV allows newlines at all, you might have to use < br > or some other substitute to make it correct. Please take your time. Let's see what to do about issue tracking if there are more of them.


2022-08-10 15:25

reporter   ~0004427

@lrupp: I had trouble importing CSV files with newlines to Excel, but Libre Office is fine with newlines in CSV.
So, i suppose newlines are generally supported in CSV.


2022-08-12 00:06

administrator   ~0004431

There is no single definition of CSV, but there are multiple implementations. As another example, LibreOffice happily opens a UTF-8 CSV file without BOM, and Excel both requires and writes BOM in UTF-8 CSV files.

So if you want to change the code, please remember to specify exactly what your use case is (and maybe test other implementations if you can).

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-01-08 17:14 lrupp New Issue
2021-01-08 17:23 lrupp Note Added: 0004249
2021-01-08 19:59 infrastation Note Added: 0004251
2021-01-08 20:00 infrastation Note Edited: 0004251
2022-08-10 15:25 tomium Note Added: 0004427
2022-08-12 00:06 infrastation Note Added: 0004431