Patch #37621

Field separator in CSV export options

Added by Karel Pičman 3 months ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

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Category:Text formatting
Target version:5.1.0


I would like to add a field separator option to the CVS export option form.


If I have set the language e.g. to English in my Redmine profile, the separator is taken from config/locales/en.yml (general_csv_separator) and it is comma. If I have installed e.g. German Microsoft Office and try to open such a CSV, it expects that the separator is semicolon. Unfortunately, Microsoft Office doesn't offer to choose the separator prior opening a CSV file and always uses the default value.

It is also related to #37581, where many translations have set general_csv_separator to different value than is expected in Microsoft Office.

field_separator_in_csv_export_options.patch Magnifier (7.46 KB) Karel Pičman, 2022-08-30 09:37

field_separator_export_option.png (24.4 KB) Karel Pičman, 2022-08-30 09:50


#1 Updated by Go MAEDA 3 months ago

Is the ability to select decimal separator unnecessary?

I think you need to change the decimal separator to ";" when you change the field separator to ",".

#2 Updated by Karel Pičman 3 months ago

No, you needn't. When the decimal separator is comma, values containing comma are enclosed in apostrophes.

...2022-09-12,"","2,50","2,50",0,2022-09-12 07:37...

#3 Updated by Go MAEDA about 1 month ago

  • Target version set to Candidate for next major release

#4 Updated by Go MAEDA about 1 month ago

  • Target version changed from Candidate for next major release to 5.1.0

Setting the target version to 5.1.0.

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