[chirp_users] Chirp won't read CSV files correctly

Tom Hayward tom at tomh.us
Sat Feb 27 14:31:54 PST 2016


On Feb 27, 2016 13:48, "Chris Nordstrom" <cfnordstrom at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am not aware of these bugs in Excel that were mentioned.  After
creating my CSV file, I used a raw file viewer and did not see any extra
characters or missing characters.  I am using Excel now to edit the CSV
files and they import fine.  Is it true that there has to be a default
value in rToneFreq?  And what about the errors I get when there are columns
with header text but no data in the column?  Could this be caused by Excel?

Yes, you need to provide appropriate defaults if you're not editing with
Chirp (when you edit a CSV with Chirp, it will fill in all the defaults for
you). Here's a quote from the documentation I linked earlier:

"Field values must be in the original format and one of the accepted values
for the column type."

Excel is a generic spreadsheet program. If you want to use it to edit Chirp
CSV files, you will need to handle the data validation yourself to ensure
it stays in a format compatible with Chirp.

Tom KD7LXL
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