[chirp_users] Using premade cvs or execl spreadsheet

benton at siletzbay.com benton at siletzbay.com
Sun Dec 27 21:18:14 PST 2020


On 2020-12-25 11:31, Jim Unroe wrote:

> Hi Martin,
> 
> On Fri, Dec 25, 2020 at 2:11 PM Martin Cooper <mfncooper at gmail.com> wrote: 
> 
>> I'm not sure which issue you're referring to, but there are many alternatives to Excel, whether you're using Windows, Mac or Linux. It seems unlikely that all of them have the same problem.
>> 
>> Martin.
>> KD6YAM
> 
> For some reason when Excell encounters a series of commas (which is
> typical as shown in the example below), it can drop one or more
> commas.
> 
> Jim KC9HI

I thought the issue was more easily summarised as Excel truncates empty
fields at the end-of-line.  I always wondered why the solution wasn't
for Chirp to respect EOL as a field (column) reset, as Excel obviously
does? 

Is that not right or just a gross oversimplification? 

Benton 27dec20
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