On Tue, Oct 31, 2006 at 07:32:51AM -0800, John A. Kunze wrote:
> I wonder if a couple of things could be at play here.
> The original email used csv to mean "character separated value
> (aka tab delimited)", but I'm used to seeing CSV mean "comma
> separated value".
yes: the "aka" is a bit worrisome, since CSV and tab-delimited are not
the same thing; they're just both flat-file (i.e., non-hierarchical)
if people are trying to input multiple values in one field, i ask them
to use the vertical bar (|), which should never occur otherwise in the
data i'm used to seeing.